Line Lock- Quality?

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Just because it's a Chinese copy doesn't mean its junk necessarily but we did get the word "junk" from the Chinese boat " junk boat" & that's some funny ****.
 

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I’ve had two of the jegs brand line locks (not sure who makes them but they are most certainly rebranded) on my truck since 2003. Thousands of on/offs and never a hiccup.
 

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I haven’t used one for years. Just put my foot on the brake, spin the motor up real quick, and drive out after I get smoke.
Just something to go bad
I have had a Hurst one in my Dart for over 35 years without a problem, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Biondo if I needed another one, good unit and good customer support
 

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Biondo if I needed another one, good unit and good customer support
I've read "Biondo" in at least 3 posts in this thread, all good comments.
I haven't heard of Biondo, ever, but obviously that's my lack of experience.
I don't remember who made my line lock, but I know it's nothing "special". I've had it installed for a year and a half, but unfortunately no time to go to the track, and barely any time to drive my car, BUT I am aware that my "free time" has been none to very little, and that's having a negative impact on my physical and mental health.
The point is that I have had too many things that demanded my time, and I let "her" know that I need to do some things for myself...lol.
Whatever made me buy the one I got for the 65 GTO, I got the same kind for my Roadrunner, and I should be able to use it soon, even if it's on the deserted roads where I live to start out. I wasn't aware of any specific or special characteristics I could even look for to decide what makes one kit better than another!
 

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I’ve never personally had one go bad in 45 years of racing but on the duster I gave my son his went bad around five years ago. With radials he just slips his foot off the brakes and floors it. Works for him. I put my powerglide in high, count to three, and I’m out of there.
 

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I would "guess" that any water contamination in the brake fluid could rust the solenoid and/or block orifice(s) with "chunks" of solids or precipitates.
 

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I’ve never personally had one go bad in 45 years of racing but on the duster I gave my son his went bad around five years ago. With radials he just slips his foot off the brakes and floors it. Works for him. I put my powerglide in high, count to three, and I’m out of there.

I do what your son does, never use a line lock
 

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With a manual transmission, going without a line lock AND having enough power to need a well heated and "cleaned" tire makes it difficult.
I've tried just spinning and that doesn't impart enough heat, and doing the two foot, 3 pedal boogie is just too difficult.
 

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With a manual transmission, going without a line lock AND having enough power to need a well heated and "cleaned" tire makes it difficult.
I've tried just spinning and that doesn't impart enough heat, and doing the two foot, 3 pedal boogie is just too difficult.


If you would put it in third gear, rev it up, and dump the clutch you might be surprised.
 

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I finally got back to this problem.
I took the old one apart. I didn't see anything obvious.
However, as I was re-installing it, I noticed that I had the "in" line on one of the outlets. (The "out" line was correct.) Duh. Nope. After correcting it, same thing. Oh, the inlet/outlets weren't marked, and I guess I brain farted installing it.
I also tried what I read somewhere, that, some line locks need the button pushed after pushing the brake. No luck there, either.
So I bought another one. It looks the same as the original, but is from another company. (Still Chinese.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BC1F11H/?tag=fabo03-20 After reading all of the replies on here, I figured it's a crapshoot as to what will work. As such, the one I bought is the same design as the first one, so I wouldn't have to re-plumb the lines.
Bottom line: It works. If I were to do it from scratch, I'd probably try a Biondo. I wonder if they're China-made?
 

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I have the same one as originally posted. Works fine no issues at all bought my dad a hurst one still no issues I bought the budget one and its virtually identical
 

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I finally got back to this problem.
I took the old one apart. I didn't see anything obvious.
However, as I was re-installing it, I noticed that I had the "in" line on one of the outlets. (The "out" line was correct.) Duh. Nope. After correcting it, same thing. Oh, the inlet/outlets weren't marked, and I guess I brain farted installing it.
I also tried what I read somewhere, that, some line locks need the button pushed after pushing the brake. No luck there, either.
So I bought another one. It looks the same as the original, but is from another company. (Still Chinese.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BC1F11H/?tag=fabo03-20 After reading all of the replies on here, I figured it's a crapshoot as to what will work. As such, the one I bought is the same design as the first one, so I wouldn't have to re-plumb the lines.
Bottom line: It works. If I were to do it from scratch, I'd probably try a Biondo. I wonder if they're China-made?

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