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Old 12-28-2005, 10:18 AM
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Hooking up Front Brake Lines

I am hooking up the brakes on my 40 Chevy. To give you some background, I'm using 11" discs on a MII frontend, and drums on a Camaro 10-bolt rearend. Master cylinder is firewall mounted, and proportional valve is mounted to the frame below the mc. I have installed bulkhead adapters to run the front lines thru the frame. My question is....can I run the line from the rh bulkhead adapter to the lh bulkhead adapter and use a tee fitting at that adapter to go back to the proportional valve........or do I need to make the joint in the middle of the crossmember? I have also been told that I should use a Y, and not a T fitting in the lines as the 90-degree turn will slow the flow of fluid somewhat and affect braking. Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:35 PM
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Length wont matter. T or Y wont matter. Pressure inside a hydraulic circuit is equal on all sides throughout.
Some Ford trucks T the line right at the LF hose, for a production example.
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"A liquid cannot be condensed or compressed."

That property is why a liquid, in this case a liquid with certain properties, is used in a braking system. As stated above, the pressure remains the same regardless of direction or distance.
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Thanks, Tominator and Yesgo,
I didn't think it should matter because, as you say, a liquid can't be compressed, but I thought it might be a good idea to get another opinion. This is the first brake system I've put together other than a rear-brakes-only T-altered I built many years ago, and just wanted to be sure. Thanks again.
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