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Author Topic:   getting ready to run the Brake lines and buy a brake master cylinder
hughes
Member
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
Member
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
Member
posted March 05, 2002 01:14 AM
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
Member
posted March 05, 2002 10:29 AM
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
Member
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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