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Flex hoses to master cyl?

I've seen this done on a nice '37 Ford and wondered if anyone knows the fittings and lines needed and where they can be found. The lines from the master cylinder to the junction block for the front brakes and to the proportioning valve were stainless braided hoses instead of hard tubing.
It not only looks nice and neat, but it would buy me some extra room because the closest I can bend the line seems to be about 2" from the end, and the ports on my master cylinder point toward the engine.

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probably used braided stanless brake line. would normally go to the calipers where they would be flex.. I don't think it is DOT approved tho.
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I guess it can be done, I never have gone that way. I always use hardline from the Master cylinder to each wheel. From there, I'll use stainless to connect to the wheels because of movement. Hardline is also easier to bleed than steelbraided line. Check some of the aftermarket brake suppliers for lines and parts, etc.
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The problem with using hose instead of tubing over long distances is the hose expands under pressure using up pedal travel and you loose feel in the pedal. If you need to use hose for clearance, only go a short distance from the master cylinder to the frame and then use steel tubing on the rest of the frame, and back to hose to connect to the wheels. Earl's and other companies make pre-made stainless brake hoses of various lengths, or you can make your own.

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Shortness

Yep, I'd only want to go a little way with the hose. My question is really related to the fittings, as the M/C seems to have pipe thread with adapters to the flare fittings on the brake tubing. How exactly to get from here to there. Thanks for the pointer, I'll check out Earl's.
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Can you post a photo of the master cylinder? I haven't seen one off a street car with pipe thread on the outlets.

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I had to use banjo fittings on my MC because of clearance problems.
Another option is kevlar brake hose--Speedway motors has them in all kind of lengths ,they have AN ends
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