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Author Topic:   getting ready to run the Brake lines and buy a brake master cylinder
hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted March 04, 2002 01:34 PM
What problems will I run into by running new lines (different sizes) and a different brake master cylinder. I haven't bought anything. It's a metric car and I don't want to get started and find out I need a $100 worth of fancy adapters. I couldn't tell you the difference between a standard brake line and a metric blaw, blaw blaw. I need some suggestions on "line sizes front and back, master cylinder- stock maybe an old truck etc.)and they cheapest way to go about it.
Thanks

YAZ
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted March 04, 2002 10:31 PM
I RUN A 79 CAPRICE.I HAVE BEEN TOLD
ITS A LARGE METRIC CAR.
I REPLACED ALL THE BRAKE LINES BUT USED
THE STOCK MASTER CYL. I RAN 3/16 LINES
ALL THE WAY. I HAD TO INVEST IN A BRAKE
LINE CUTTER AND FLARE TOOL AND HAD TO
PUT SOME OF THE OLD FITTINGS ON THE NEW
LINES, OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO USE A FEW
ADAPTERS BECAUSE OF THE METRIC FITTINGS
AND I WANTED TO STAY WITH AS FEW
CONNECTIONS AS POSSIBLE.
HOPE THIS HELPS ALITTLE.
P.S. MAKE SURE YOU DOUBLE FLARE THE LINES
WHEN YOU PUT THE FITTINGS ON.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 05, 2002 01:14 AM UIN: 54865418
i have never had any trouble just using the stock metric ones if you want to go with a manual master instead of the power it came with you can run one off a 68-72 chevy truck. you can make your lines as big as you want but the hole going in will still be the same size so i don't see any gane by going bigger thats just my opinion tho

c21
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted March 05, 2002 10:29 AM
Longacre makes a great kit that includes EVERYTHING (except the actual banjo fittings that attach to your calipers)for about $100 (best price I've seen on this kit is from Day Motorsports).
It includes, 4 braided flex lines, a bunch of different lengths of hard brake lines (with ends alredy installed),and all the T's, connectors, adaptors (even weld on tabs)you will need. It even has nice aluminum AN to brake line adaptors.
It is available in AN3 or AN4 (3/16" or 1/4"), I would reccomend the AN3.
This kit is such a great deal, I would buy it just to have a great collection of brake lines and misc. fittings even if you weren't running all new brakes!

Good Luck

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted March 05, 2002 11:12 PM
Use plastic brake lines if rules allow, about $30 for kit. Been using them for nearly 20 years. If you have disc brakes in rear use a 1 1/8" master cyl. If rear drums 7/8 or 1" will do. If rules don't allow prop valve and you have rear drums use only one line off of master cyl. It is not adjustable but it gets close much of the time

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malibuchevy2
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted March 06, 2002 11:35 PM
a mastercylinder off a 62 impala will work it is a one line cyl

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