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Brake Lines
#1
I need to order all new lines. Looking for suggestions on where to buy and what to buy? Is it better to tough it out with the stainless or get the original kind for an easier install. I currently have power disk front and drum rear. I'll be converting my rear to disk but when I order the lines I should still order for the drum rear correct?
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#2
I have used both Classic Tube and Inline Tube with good luck and products.  I would buy the rear drum set for now. The kit may come with the correct lines to convert to disc.  I have always purchased the mild steel sets vs. stainless.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#3
I would avoid stainless.  It is a bummer to seal and when your brakes leak, you lose a lot of paint!

My bad experience......

kcmash
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#4
73' mach 1

Have your purchased the rear disc kit yet? I was looking into it myself . I did not want the hassle of changing Master Cylinder, proportion valve and new lines. I went with the Master Power Brakes 11 inch drum kit., I can tell they are back there!!

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-big-...ster+Power

Stainless Steel Parking Brake Cables-
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-park...ake+cables

From: https://www.inlinetube.com/

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mustang7173 Thankyouyellow

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#5
Be sure to keep your old lines intact as you remove them.

I used steel lines from classic tube on my car. Think of them as a tube kit, they are really close but still take some tweaking to get them to exactly like what you removed.
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#6
Or, go with copper-nickel lines, no corrosion or rust, easy to bend, cut, and flare, and have leak free connections. Not as pretty as stainless, but the same benefits without the problems.

http://coppernickelbrakelines.com/

http://www.brakeconnect.com/4-reasons-to...brake-line



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#7
(03-08-2019, 10:37 AM)Don C Wrote: Or, go with copper-nickel lines, no corrosion or rust, easy to bend, cut, and flare, and have leak free connections. Not as pretty as stainless, but the same benefits without the problems.

http://coppernickelbrakelines.com/

http://www.brakeconnect.com/4-reasons-to...brake-line

You couldn't pay me to make my own lines anymore, given how inexpensive the line kits are. Copper Nickel are great for daily drivers seeing road "salt", but unnecessary for a classic driven on nice days. 

FWIW, I've used Classic Tube and was happy with the quality and fit. I bought the regular steel line kits and clear coated them. 16 years later - still no rust.


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#8
runninpony 
(03-08-2019, 09:27 AM)kcmash Wrote: I would avoid stainless.  It is a bummer to seal and when your brakes leak, you lose a lot of paint!

My bad experience......

kcmash

You could use DOT 5 (non corrosive) brake fluid instead in case you do have a leak with stainless lines!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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(03-09-2019, 04:28 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: You could use DOT 5 (non corrosive) brake fluid instead in case you do have a leak with stainless lines!

20 years ago DOT 5 (Silicone based) brake fluid was just the thing for show cars.  Not anymore. 

With all the changes in recent times manufacturers have made in seal materials (read 'cheap' & overseas cost savings) DOT 5 will eat up the newer seals.

A few years ago I was in the offices of GPS / LEED brake systems and they admitted although they were on that particular bandwagon back in the day, no more.  They explained what what happening with seals these days and the DOT 5.

In fact if you use DOT 5 with their parts, you will instantly void any warranty.   Something to do your research on before changing over.
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#10
Looks like there has been a lot of good results with the classic tubing so I ordered their kit in standard. Thanks guys
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