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jim0899
James Willenbrink
Florence, KY
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10/05/2010 04:46PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB Chevrolet 327

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Installing a narrowed rear end without flaring brake lines
Posted by: jim0899
Date: November 08, 2010 07:07PM

Re: flaring brake lines

(This is also posted in Steering, Suspension, and Brakes-hope that is OK)


Preparing to install a narrowed S-10 rear end, from D&D Fabrications, in my 78 MGB [www.aluminumv8.com]

Since I have not had much luck flaring brake lines I decided to contact Classic Tube [www.classictube.com]

They came up with a flexible stainless hose for the rear, with a MG (British) fitting on one end and the S-10 t fitting on the other. I thought it was a pretty good way to go, since now all that is left to do is install US standard brake lines (with fittings already installed) to the new S-10 brakes on the rear axle. It cost $39.95 (plus shipping) from Classic Tube. Best news for me is no flaring! (no kidding)
MG Differential assembly 014.jpg
Classic Tube MG S10 rear brake hose4.JPG



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2010 11:27PM by jim0899.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Installing a narrowed rear end without flaring brake lines
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 08, 2010 07:13PM

Cool idea. If I don't figure out how to get good flares without having to buy an expensive hydraulic flaring tool or paying someoone to do it, I may steal that idea... I could use a combination of flex line & pre flared lines to make all my lines I bet.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Installing a narrowed rear end without flaring brake lines
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 09, 2010 08:07AM

That's a good way to go. Nice looking axle too Jim, those brakes should last forever.

JB


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