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  • Brakes: Flex hoses to brake booster

    Curious as to why the brake lines are not connected directly to the brake booster. Could they be? Anybody got any idea?

  • #2
    Probably to make this option easier to install.
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    • #3
      On my 63GT, someone before me replaced the rubber hoses with metal line. It is the one mod that I approve of. Everything else they did to the car was moronic.

      At Mansfield, I changed a fellow GT owner's rubber HV lines that were all but closed up. One, I could barely blow through, and the other I could not. They looked at least 20 years old though. His brakes were doing all sorts of strange things, but cleared up with the new hoses. Just glad SI had them in stock there at the meet.


      • #4
        Vibration! I make them up in a black braided stainless Teflon Lined hose!

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        • #5
          They’re flexible so it’s easier to service
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          • #6
            Thanks for the replies. I am still waiting for a new booster but when it comes, I think I will just bend a loop in the brake lines and install directly in the booster.


            • #7
              Leave enough "springy" slack to allow it to be upended for the neatsfoot oil maintenance.....
              64 GT Hawk (K7)
              1970 Avanti (R3)