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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-14-2015, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Replacement brake lines

I'm currently trying to find some new brake lines for my 66 impala. From what i can see, i'll need to get everything, including metering and proportioning valves. and it appears that most kits are for converting to disc brakes up front.

so i guess my question is: is there a kit out there with new lines for power drum brakes, or should i just bite the bullet (and dollars) and convert to discs up front?
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Check out this site for the brake lines. The valves should also be available at different vendors. I like disc brakes, are they needed, probably not, to each their own.

http://www.finelinesinc.com/front-brake-line-kits-124

http://inlinetube.com/Preformed%20Li.../CF-CAT-06.htm

http://inlinetube.com/Prop%20Valves/pro_valves.htm
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Napa Had a barrel full of different lengths of straight brake line in a barrel last time I visited my vendor. Came in lengths from six feet to one foot long in one foot increments. To join two lengths together they sold a bright brass coupler. You would bend this mild steel line with a hand held tubing bender to fit your car using the old line as a pattern. Need a special fitting? Reuse the old one by cutting and then double compression flaring the end again.

Requires a hand held tubing bender:



and a tubing flaring tool:



Coupled with a tubing cutter :



To make your own brake lines out of mild steel tubing.

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The Right Stuff company offers pre bent brake lines weather you go with disc brakes or not. If you are up grading I would at least go with a duel master cylinder. It would make switching to disc brakes later easier. http://www.getdiscbrakes.com/
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Agree

I also have used the Right Stuff on various occasions. Bought both front brake lines, front to rear long line and both rear lines, all for drum brakes, all fit fine.

Paul

Also have bought fuel pump to carb line and both front flex drum brake hoses and some clips.

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I also have used the Right Stuff on various occasions. Bought both front brake lines, front to rear long line and both rear lines, all for drum brakes, all fit fine.

Paul

Also have bought fuel pump to carb line and both front flex drum brake hoses and some clips.
Did you go with the stainless lines? For $20 more it doesn't seem like a bad option other than if you need to make some modifications they might be a pain.
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