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02-27-2006, 08:23 PM
While I have the body off the frame I am moving on to plumbing the brakes. I'm useing a 4 disc set up. My question is what size brake lines should I use front and rear?
02-28-2006, 11:18 PM
No brakeline advise? hmmmm:confused:
02-28-2006, 11:32 PM
Bruce, I ran 3/16ths from the mster cylinder to both 'in' ports on the porportioning valve. From the valve I ran 3/16ths to the rear and 3/16ths to the junction block that fed the left front and the right front. From that junction I ran 1/4 inch across the front to the right front junction and from it to the right front wheel I ran 3/16ths again. Your setup is somewhat different to mine in you have 4 wheel disc. If your porportioning valve has 4 outlets, I would run 3/16ths all the way.
02-28-2006, 11:33 PM
It depends on how the system will be run. If you are running 4 lines from the master, then 3/16" line is adequate for each wheel.
If you are running one line from a proportioning valve to the rear brakes, it needs to be 1/4" then split to 3/16" to each wheel.
3/16" is fine for each front wheel in either configuration.
02-28-2006, 11:37 PM
Hmm, fast fingers Mike... ;)
03-01-2006, 10:29 AM
I called Baer Brakes yesterday and they had no idea. I think what I'm after is useing the same size and design and GM used on the C4 Vette, With all the trouble I had with my last brake set up the car I want to make sure I di it right this time.:o
03-01-2006, 12:18 PM
Ok, I called Clissic Brakes, They told me to run 3/16'' all the way front and back. That's what they sell for the 84-96 Vettes. I 'm off to do some plumbing. Yee Haw!
03-01-2006, 12:20 PM
03-01-2006, 11:34 PM
Ok, I'm done plumbing.:cool:
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