brake lines too short after suspension rebuild
I have a 1970 Monte Carlo that I have just finished rebuilding he front suspension on. Before I dissassembled it the turning radius was really wide - it wouldn't make a u-turn on the widest of four lane roads. So during the rebuild I swapped in steering box from a 1970 Buick station wagon that seemed to be able to turn the pittman arm just a little further in each direction. The car currently has no motor or tranny in it and the new springs have the suspension extended to maximum lift. The problem is that the rubber brake lines now are not long enough when the wheels are cranked fully to one side or the other. With the weight of the motor in the car there might be enough slack in the lines to fully crank the wheels. But still there is the possibility of snapping the lines if the suspension ever reached full travel while the wheels were cranked.
The brake lines on the station wagon were the same length as the ones on my Monte Carlo and none of the part stores carry any longer ones that I can find. Has anyone ever experienced a problem like this before? The car has front disk brakes, just in case that is important information. Thanks everyone.