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    Which flexible brake lines?

    Hello, I'm working on a frame swap, I have Hervey's stainless braided brake lines that didn't want to come off. When I finally got one loose, the threads were damages. I put the lines in 10 years ago, I'd like to get some replacements locally considering how cheap flexible lines are compared to what the vendors charge. I don't care about stainless braided lines anymore.

    What flexible lines should I get?

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    I didn't know you had these, looks like a good price compared to the braided lines.

    I was thinking about it and I figured I could just look up what car the calipers cross reference too.
    Here are the links for anyone in the future.

    Front - 1977 mercury capri
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ulic+hose,1792

    Rear - 1987 Jaguar xj6
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ulic+hose,1792

    I may try the cheapest ones to see how well they hold up, they should cost around $25 for the whole set.
    Last edited by r00b; 04-05-2019 at 06:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r00b View Post
    I didn't know you had these, looks like a good price compared to the braided lines.

    I was thinking about it and I figured I could just look up what car the calipers cross reference too.
    Here are the links for anyone in the future.

    Front - 1977 mercury capri
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ulic+hose,1792

    Rear - 1987 Jaguar xj6
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ulic+hose,1792

    I may try the cheapest ones to see how well they hold up, they should cost around $25 for the whole set.
    Curious how well they will fit... particularly the front brake hoses. Please keep us posted.

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    Sounds like a great plan to me! Lets see if we can find the cheapest part to put on one of the most important systems in the car!
    David Teitelbaum

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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    Sounds like a great plan to me! Lets see if we can find the cheapest part to put on one of the most important systems in the car!
    "They meet or exceed DOT, Federal Vehicle Safety Standards". I don't see a problem, unless you like an exorbitant markup.
    Last edited by r00b; 04-05-2019 at 09:50 PM.

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    Those brake hoses won't work; think about it. The fittings may be different, and the length will almost certainly be.

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    Good thing they're so cheap, you can get them in 13.22 inch or 14.2 inch. What is the length of ours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    Sounds like a great plan to me! Lets see if we can find the cheapest part to put on one of the most important systems in the car!
    Uh, don't you post your delorean website all over here which has a link of crossover parts? Not sure I see what the difference is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by r00b View Post
    I didn't know you had these, looks like a good price compared to the braided lines.

    I was thinking about it and I figured I could just look up what car the calipers cross reference too.
    Here are the links for anyone in the future.

    Front - 1977 mercury capri
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ulic+hose,1792

    Rear - 1987 Jaguar xj6
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ulic+hose,1792

    I may try the cheapest ones to see how well they hold up, they should cost around $25 for the whole set.
    I've been running the above referenced hoses on 5052 for almost 5 years without any problems whatsoever. I also swapped the plastic spiral guard at the time of the install.

    I opted to go with the Centric hoses, but I suspect that the Raybestos hoses would be fine as well.
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