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Old 07-20-2003, 04:38 PM
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mustang II brake help

Hi Guys/Ladies

I've installed a MII setup in my '53 F-100 and I'm plumbing now.

So I been bending brake lines...wasting tubing...forgetting to put fittings on before flares or on the wrong side of bends... you know ... normal brake line stuff. And to my credit, I'm stringing together some pretty clever and unique expletives, So... I get to the thru frame fitting...

I drill the hole, pop in the fitting, hook up the stainless steel flex line. so far.... so good

I've already mounted the Chevelle calipers on the brackets and as I swing the flex line around to check for slack, binds and other expletive creating situations.. I see that the banjo fitting is facing forward. FORWARD !!! (insert expletive of your choice here... I used them all)

My old Volare setup had the banjos exiting the caliper to the I assumed most would, right ???. GM was even nice enough to provide a guard around three sides off the banjo that prevents it from turning... wasn't that nice of them

So I'm laying under my truck with sweat running in my ears and I only see two possible solutions... Someone (aftermarket) must make a 90 or a 130 with an AN fitting design, that would turn around to fit my hoses coming from the rear... OR I can grind away the guard on the inside that will allow the banjo to turn about 130 to the right...

anyone seen this before ?? any simple solutions that I've overlooked???? please help the dummy finish his brake lines ...please ???


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Plan ahead? Naw, just try to make a safe recovery for no plan/poor plan. The guard is just that so grinding it will reduce the protection, but you should be OK. Install a brass plug in the fitting to keep the grit out and grind slowly to keep the heat down inside the caliper, blow and wipe when you are done and reconnect the line. Bet you are the first person this has happened to!!!

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