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Old 08-23-2011, 01:23 PM
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Flexible brake lines.

Because of severe space limitation, can you use a flexible brake line between the master cylinder and the prop. valve?

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i was wondering the same thing but i was thinking near the back of the rear line connecting to the prop valve for the rear brakes. is yours for rear drums?
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Mine has rear drums, I converted the front to disc and everything went ok until the motor went back in and the room evaborated. I think I will give it a try since no one replied.
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Unless it has a DOT sticker or stamp on it, you probably should not. Russell (part of Edelbrock) have DOT lines in various lengths. The flex lines from circle track sources while good enough, just don't have that certification. If you need a similar to reference - the rear brakes had a rubber flex line from the chassis to the rear axle.


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Sorry, but I don't see how that would help with a space limitation. The metal hard lines can bend into a smaller radius than the rubber lines, and if you really need a tight bend, get a 90 degree fitting.
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Sorry, but I don't see how that would help with a space limitation. The metal hard lines can bend into a smaller radius than the rubber lines, and if you really need a tight bend, get a 90 degree fitting.

That's what I was thinking.

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yeah i agree try to stick to solid lines they will be less trouble and cheeper!
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maybe if you posted a picture of the master cylinder we could give you a few options.
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What would solve my problem is if I could find a 90 degree fitting that would come out of the master cylinder. I'm using 3/16 steel and I have search high an low for such a fitting. I found one from Jegs but it requires that I bush to M/C which I assume from other conversation is a no no since the flares will not mate. The M/C is a ford with ports inside which are a must since there is no room on the outside. Just too much motor in a little compartment. :
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At a real parts store (don't know if you have such a beast) they will have a drawered cabinet with MANY different varieties of brass fittings. I just had to get a few myself and found all that I needed for my goofie mess I was working with at the local NAPA auto parts store.

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You need to use inverted flare banjo fittings designed exactly for this situation:

http://www.purechoicemotorsports.com...107/prd107.htm

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Thank you Joe, that is what I was looking for. What a bunch of really neat people on this forum. Again thanks,

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Give yourself a pat on the back for that picture and the link. That will save hours of grief for most builders. Thanks Joe!
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