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Brakes for your Classic Mopar

  1. seabee

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    While replacing my front end suspension and brake hoses my brake lines snapped off at the lightest twist. Any suggestions on where to buy a line kit to replace them? Rather be safe and replace them all.

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  2. phish1270

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    I bought a brand new set for my '65 Barracuda from Inline Tube along with a new junction block for converting to a dual reservoir master cylinder. They are nice looking lines but the junction block is a bad design that does not match up to the pre-bent brake lines & they blew me off when I sent them an email expressing my opinion. Good prices & quality are one thing but customer service is very important to me. I will not buy again from them. :angry7:
    I have heard good things about Fine Lines (http://www.finelinesinc.com/) & Classic Tube (http://classictube.com/index.asp).
    In today's economy it baffles me that some companies still do not get it.
     
  3. '64 Cuda

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    Is this the conversion block you're talking about? What was it about it that didn't work?
     

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    Thanks for the reply. I bought a kit off of ebay from some classic car shop in Minnesota. It was a PVF coated steel kit for $49. Everything seems ok except the line from the cylinder to the junction box had the wrong size fittings. when i contacted the seller to see about getting a different segment for it he said "oh your car must have been upgraded with an aftermarket setup, i see that all the time with 67-72 a bodies, you can get an adapter at the hardware store".

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    Looks like maybe Inline Tube got smart & fixed the problem with the junction block. I just found one of their vendors selling this item on eBay. Does this look like it would fix the problem? First pic is the new style, second pic is the old style.
     

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    I am not sure what they are trying to accomplish with the first picture. It still requires a 90 degree bend at the last minute & does not mount or look like the original plus they have added an extra hole that needs to be plugged. it looks worse. I have drawn up a design based on the original & just added the extra line for the new rear line. I am going to start hitting some local machine shops & see what it will cost to make. I'll try to keep you posted.
     
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    I ordered the pre-bent kit from Classic Tube and am extremely disappointed. They assured me that it was a "plug n play" (their words) installation. It took over 3 weeks to get the kit. The kit is pre bent good quality stainless. But it is in full segments to the factory specs. Thing is, unless you are installing this into a bare frame at the factory or have a full resto going on, this won't work. Instead of having split the segments to be able to snake through all of your engine components it is just bent to some spec they found in a book. They have obviously never used their own product on an assembled car. So now I am going to have to disconnect the wiring harness, throttle cables, etc., bend the tubing to get around manifolds and engine and bend back. So now it looks just as shitty as just bending it myself.

    For $200, 3 weeks waiting, and lot's of extra work, I highly un-recommend Classic Tubes if you have an assembled car.
     
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    I always make my own lines, that way they fit the way I want them to, just buy a flaring tool and a tubing bender, pull the old rusty line off and use it as a template, the trick is to not rush it, just go slow and take your time
     
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