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DRR Sportsman
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when changing over how do you redo or do the distributor block to accept fittings for braided steel brake lines -3an x 18" npt fittings
 
Posts: 357 | Location: OGLESBY,ILLINOIS,USA | Registered: April 02, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Forget about that block or any brake lines on the housing for that matter. Run hard line to the area above the LR (on the chassis) and install a 3an bulkhead tee. Use 1 port for braided to LR caliper, use other port to run hard line to area above the (on the chassis) RR. Install 3an bulkhead straight or 90, use that port for braided to RR caliper.

Results are no brake lines on housing which is much neater, and more importantly you can R&R housing anytime without bleeding brakes. Same approach can be used for front brakes.


...and if ya need some real good advice about bleeding brakes ........ there's a reeeeeeal good thread on here about it !



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To avoid other threads already waist deep BS. I have always just connected a line to each calipers blled.Open them with line in cup or bottle with some fluid ,Then pumped brakes and keep master cylinder filled after 3 or 4 fills I shu bleeds and system is ready. Easy one mad job and never failed even with street junk.

I agree with XPS on running hard line and T-ing off at housing.Less braided line the better.


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where did the OP ask about how do you bleed your brakes? Roll Eyes
 
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Originally posted by 1320racer:
where did the OP ask about how do you bleed your brakes? Roll Eyes



Since the OP's post inquired about fabricating new brake lines, I (with my steel trap like brain) surmised that eventually the need to BLEED verb (used without object), bled, bleed-ing ...... would occur in his near future.


Sometimes ..... perhaps ..... I A S S u m e too much????


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quote:
Originally posted by XPS fan:
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Originally posted by 1320racer:
where did the OP ask about how do you bleed your brakes? Roll Eyes



Since the OP's post inquired about fabricating new brake lines, I (with my steel trap like brain) surmised that eventually the need to BLEED verb (used without object), bled, bleed-ing ...... would occur in his near future.


Sometimes ..... perhaps ..... I A S S u m e too much????


Razz



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Nah.....good input. Not the type of advise that one with a PC, cell phone and credit card (the DRR technical forum guru) could provide.


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Fred, my comment was in response to the reply after yours
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by JCDRAGS:
when changing over how do you redo or do the distributor block to accept fittings for braided steel brake lines -3an x 18" npt fittings[/QUOTE Which block are you talking about? Are you meaning the braided lines at each wheel? My lines were made to accept standard steel line nuts at one end and have banjo fittings on the other to match my stock calipers.
 
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Originally posted by XPS fan:
quote:
Originally posted by 1320racer:
where did the OP ask about how do you bleed your brakes? Roll Eyes



Since the OP's post inquired about fabricating new brake lines, I (with my steel trap like brain) surmised that eventually the need to BLEED verb (used without object), bled, bleed-ing ...... would occur in his near future.


Sometimes ..... perhaps ..... I A S S u m e too much????


Razz



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You don't know anything about the OPs situation not to mention are 1000 miles away, how can you possibly know he's going to bleed his brakes?

When I was a parts counter jockey (which obviously all by itself qualifies me to answer any question on here) I mentioned something about bleeding to a guy who was turning in his core for the brake caliper he was buying. He says, "Nahhh, I ain't gotta worry bout that, My Cousin at home with his thumb over da brake line till I get back..."
 
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"Nahhh, I ain't gotta worry bout that, My Cousin at home with his thumb over da brake line till I get back..."

I too was a parts jockey in a past life. I can relate to the above, as sad as it is. Smile



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Fragola (among others) make adapters to go from inverted flare to AN.
PN 650302 is 3/8-24 thread inverted flare to -3 AN male, thats what I used on the back brakes of my chevelle..
 
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