Front brake line replacement

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Front brake line replacement

Post by cmjrgas » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:10 pm

Having to replace a brake line from the master cylinder across to the brake block. Have done a bunch of British sports cars but this is my first metric car. Have the benders and flaring tools but what sizes of tube and fittings am I looking for. I can always go into AutoZone with a blank look on my face, and may still do that but I like to know what I need before I go in. Car is a 69 2000.

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Re: Front brake line replacement

Post by jrusso07 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:32 pm

See this thread - viewtopic.php?t=29977

They are not metric
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Re: Front brake line replacement

Post by Linda » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:37 pm

Autozone is mostly blank in return most of the time. Best not to trust their database.
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Re: Front brake line replacement

Post by cmjrgas » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:04 pm

My choices are O'REILLY's, AutoZone or Napa, I'll need 2 30" lines. Surely one will have what I need.

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Re: Front brake line replacement

Post by notoptoy » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:03 pm

I sourced "pre fitted" lines as well as a coil of hand bendable line and redid my whole brake system. I should clarify, by pre-fitted I mean it’s a preset straight line with the fittings on each end. You need to bend it to fit your application. The prefitted lines are awesome as along as you can get close to the length that you need for a segment, otherwise the coil/custom piece is easy enough to do. I sourced all from Advance Auto parts, though Autozone has the exact same stuff.
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Re: Front brake line replacement

Post by bobd » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:19 am

When I redid my brake lines Advance let me wander around in the back and pick out which brake lines I needed. For the trickier stuff, nickel copper brake line is super easy to bend.