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pawp
Richard Carr
Louisa VA
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1980 MG B Buick 215

Brake line routing
Posted by: pawp
Date: July 11, 2010 08:13PM

Got a question ya'll. Any thoughts on routing the front brake lines through the inner fender well ( with appropriate grommets)for a more direct path to the wheels? This is for a '80 dual brake system. The plan is to keep the lines away from the block hugger headers on the BOP 215.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Brake line routing
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 11, 2010 09:42PM

Make sure a blow out wouldn't catch them & tear them out. Wouldn't want to lose a tire & brakes @ the same time.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: Brake line routing
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 12, 2010 09:57AM

Can't really use the brakes to stop after a blowout anyway. ;-)

JB


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Brake line routing
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: July 12, 2010 02:08PM

No problems that I can see.
Make sure everything clears @ full lock and suspension compression.
Use a solid mount at the termination to the flex line to keep the hard line from stress fracturing.
Use the best grommets that you can find. Use nylon or insulated clamps to mount the line ( no rub through )
Make the lines one piece. Legaly they can't have any couplings in them.
Lastly don't mount the lines in any of the crevices where they can collect debrise and rub through or rust.
If it were mine I'd hammer out some covers for them. Looks pretty, protects the lines and gives you something to bragg about.

Cheers
Fred


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Brake line routing
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 13, 2010 04:37PM

RE: Can't really use the brakes to stop after a blowout anyway. ;-)

That's true on the side that blew out, but not the side that didn't. Often there's a T btwn the two.


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