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Johntownsend47
Jack Townsend

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Ford 8.8 Brake Line Setup
Posted by: Johntownsend47
Date: October 31, 2021 07:54PM

For all of you out there that have swapped in a Ford 8.8 rear end into your MGB, what have you used for new break lines?


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Ford 8.8 Brake Line Setup
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 02, 2021 05:11AM

The fixed brake lines? I think most people will have made their own.

Ivor


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

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1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Ford 8.8 Brake Line Setup
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: November 02, 2021 04:08PM

Quote:
The fixed brake lines? I think most people will have made their own.
True...and then there's the question of brake groups for drop hose selection - drum or OEM Ford disc/calipers?
On mine, I retained the MG 3-way connector and drop hose to the rear axle, new hard 3/16" hard lines to weld tabs near the axle end and then a flex hose out to (in my case) Ford Mustang calipers. Photos to show hardware used.
Brake hosing rear 1.png
brake hosing rear 3.png
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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Ford 8.8 Brake Line Setup
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 03, 2021 05:41AM

Haha, someone's good with a pipe bender. It's a shame there aren't more show prizes for Best Brake Pipe :}

And weld tags, an improvement on the more popular cable ties.

Ivor


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1160 posts)

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1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Ford 8.8 Brake Line Setup
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: November 03, 2021 08:44AM

Quote:
Haha, someone's good with a pipe bender
I think what you are seeing is the caliper e-brake return spring coil, Ivor!
Nothing sophisticated about my pipe bending techniques, mostly good old fashioned finger power.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(1001 posts)

Registered:
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Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Ford 8.8 Brake Line Setup
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 04, 2021 05:31AM

Oh.
Is that what it is.
E bah gum.

Springs... my 34 Lanchester that was my daily in the 70s had old sofa springs lashed with baling wire between the drop arm and the leaf springs to 'compensate' for the worn steering box. Didn't look as smart as yours though.

Ivor


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