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Flex lines on the 14B disk conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FWP, May 17, 2006.

  1. FWP

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    How long of lines did you use? I can't have a bunch of brake line hanging out to catch on rocks. It has to be tight and neat. Off the shelf parts stock numbers would be great too. Did you cut the ends of the hard line and re-flare, or how did you approach it? TIA
     
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    I could not tell you the exact length of mine, maybe 12 inches, perfect to make a loop that stays up out of the way. NAPA part number is 4136832. Also want to add I made a bracket that I welded to the axle and used a brake hose clip to secure it. I also bought some new brake line, cut it and flared it so it was a custom fit.
     
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    No hard lines here. I went with braided to the block. Makes nice for trail repair 1 spare will work front or rear....
     
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    Braided Stainless hose 8"

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    i thought the bleeder was supposed to face upwards?
     
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    Fred, I used lines for a '79 Chevette as per directions from GrimReaper, they're 10" long, sorry, can't find the number. I ran hard line under the springs (but high up on the axle) to a home-made bracket (bolted to one of the bolts that hold the caliper bracket) so that the end of the hard line pointed forward. Installed the rubber line and looped it back to the (Caddy) caliper. Everything but my e-brake cable and bracket is above the axle. But I like Toby's solution of braided line to the block.
     
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    I used the chevette lines also. Cheap and they work great.
     
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    I used 78 K20 front lines. About 10" long. They are above the tube havent had any issues catching them on anything yet.
     
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    I used K20 front lines too. Welded a couple of spare brake line brackets to the tube and curled the lines under the springs. They're high enough that they'll never catch on anything.

    Rene
     
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    how about the ones off the front of my blazer. they are free!
     
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    All great ideas, thanks guys!
     
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    I used 8" stainless steel lines from TSM manufacturing.

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    They are. But if you put your right caliper on the left, and your left caliper on the right, then they end up upside-down. But if you look in the background, you see e-brake linkage. He had to mount the calipers like that to keep the e-brake stuff out of the way. He probably has to take the calipers off the mount to get them to bleed now, but that's the price you pay for caddy calipers.

    And for lines, I too am using some freebies. Leftovers from an S10 project we had going on here.
     
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    Those are the ones I use as well.
     

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