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Old 04-27-2006, 07:20 PM
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Master cylinder brake line questions

I ran new brake lines on my 56 chev sedan and ended up with the driver side line coming kinda close to the #1 header pipe ,I have about an 1 1/4 inch space . Is this maybe too close given the heat in that area? Need a shield or take it off and run somewhere else?

Second question is I cannot find a master cylinder brass adapter for the brake line . Searched all day in the net and closest I can find is 1\2-20 and
9\16-18 inverted to match the 3\16 . I need a 1\4 -20 ,any idea's where to find?

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Old 04-27-2006, 07:30 PM
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1/4 20 is usually a thread size that a bleeder would go in, not a tube fitting. what kind of master cylinder are you using?

1 1/4 is enough space from the header.

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It is brand new duel reservoir and was told it was for a 68 camaro with non power drum \drum . It is a bolt up to the firewall on the 56 It's just the ports that screwed me up The plugs that are in the ports now have the 9\16-18 and 1\4-20 stamped on them .I can get an adapter for the 9\16-18 to 3\16
but not a 1\4-20 to 3\16 for the invertered flare fitting

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you need to check the size of those outlets. It is not a 1/4 20. The threaded holes in that mc are the same size as common sae fasteners. Go get a 3/8 -24, a 7/16- 20 , a 1/2 20, a 9/16 18 bolt(s) and see which one threads in to the master cylinder. That is the size you need. speedway motors in lincoln nebraska has a good selection of those.
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You are right the 1\2-20 fits the front and a 9\16-18 fits the rear.

I have been looking for the wrong size .I looked at the plug in the smaller port , removed it for a better look and with my glasses on this time . And what I thought was a 4 is actually is a 2 so it is 1\2 not 1\4 . No wonder the guy at Napa was looking at me wondering what planet I was from.

Thanks for straightening that out for me.

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NAPA should have it now that your on the right track.
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