trailgumby wrote:Of the four brass bits in the row closest to camera in the top photo, you need 1 each of the two on the left for each hose you're going to trim. The thin edges of the brass collar (called the "olive") at far left get crimped down into the hose by the force of tightening the threaded collar into the master cylinder or banjo (depending on the brand), and this stops the next fitting, called "the barb" from coming out of teh end of the hose.
You can't then get 'em off to be able to re-use them when you shorten the hose.
Having a think about it, is it (the bit highlighted) not possibel at all, or just too damn hard to make sure the parts are OK ?
What is the hose made from ?