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ProtoDie
04-22-2014, 01:28 PM
There are different ways of doing the front brake lines but thought I would share a closer look on what we do with our front wheel kits and A arm set up.
It can be confusing finding the right fittings and parts the 1st time


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On the Wilwood caliper, we plug the original inlet hole with 1/8 NPT plug.
1/8 npt Brass Plug (http://www.protodie.com/18-npt-Brass-Plug_p_200.html)

Then remove the top bleeder and replace it with a -3 to 1/8 NPT fitting.

Brake Line Adapter Fittings (http://www.protodie.com/Brake-Line-Adapter-Fittings_p_101.html)

Then we use a 24" 90 deg braided flex line going to a -3 to 3/16 inv flare fitting and a tab welded to the chassis or you can drill a hole in a body panel and clip it

Brake Line Flex- 90 degree 24" (http://www.protodie.com/Brake-Line-Flex-90-degree-24_p_93.html)

Brake Line Adapter (http://www.protodie.com/Brake-Line-Adapter_p_98.html)

Brake line adapter Mounting Tabs (http://www.protodie.com/Brake-line-adapter-Mounting-Tabs_p_96.html)

Brake Line adapter Clips (http://www.protodie.com/Brake-Line-adapter-Clips_p_97.html)

from there we hard line it to the 3/4 Master cylinder

Inverted Flare Nuts (http://www.protodie.com/Inverted-Flare-Nuts_p_100.html)

Brake Line Coil 3/16 (http://www.protodie.com/Brake-Line-Coil-316_p_92.html)

to either of these

Brake Line Adapter Fittings - 90 degree (http://www.protodie.com/Brake-Line-Adapter-Fittings--90-degree_p_104.html)

Brake Line Adapter Fittings (http://www.protodie.com/Brake-Line-Adapter-Fittings_p_105.html)


Kfab, would it be possible to add a how to / help section under the Protodie build section?

Just thinking it would be a good place for some of the misc questions specifically referencing our plans and buggy builds

skreikem
04-22-2014, 08:42 PM
Great Post! Thank you!
Timing was perfect, I'm at this exact stage in my build :)

ProtoDie
04-23-2014, 08:34 AM
glad it helped your build :D

Bullnerd
04-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Shouldnt the bleeder be on the top? Unless pressure bleeding I guess.

I learned that the hard way in 10th grade when putting disc brakes on my 67 camaro!

ProtoDie
04-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Shouldnt the bleeder be on the top? Unless pressure bleeding I guess.

I learned that the hard way in 10th grade when putting disc brakes on my 67 camaro!



good point Bull.
there are bleeders on top and bottom, with the exception of the one I removed.
This is now the inlet where the oil is coming from though so should not be able to trap air there.

I should add that when I bleed them I do not even have them mounted on the front upright.

I take a small piece of 3/8 thick steel, put it between the pads and run some electrical tape around it to keep it in place.

This makes it easier for me to have the caliper over a catch can and not get brake fluid on other parts while bleeding the brakes

Beruba
04-23-2014, 09:06 PM
The front brakes hook up to the 3/4 master cylinder.
What hooks up to the 7/8 master cylinder?

ProtoDie
04-24-2014, 09:32 AM
I run 7/8 on the clutch.

so two 3/4 master cylinders for the brakes and 7/8 for the clutch