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WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: August 10, 2017 02:37PM

I am really struggling with my brake conversion. I am using the later dual MC and I need to get the block to the rear line but it is only shown in Clarks catalog as 1/4". My 65 is 3/16" so the stock block for 68 won't work. I can't find a reducer from 1/4"M to 3/16"F and I can't find a block with only one outlet in 3/16". Does anyone make a block like that or even plugs for the 3/16" lines so I can use a 65 block and plug two of the outlet holes. Frustrating and I don't have brake line flaring tools to try to make my own. I would happily pay for it but no one seems to make the flared lines anymore.

needpart

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now



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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: August 10, 2017 04:33PM

Adapt sizes with a bushing?

Avid Corvair hobbiest since 1984. Have personally restored 20 or more Vairs a number of them ground up.

Located in the Atlanta Georgia area.

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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: August 10, 2017 05:21PM

You may want to call and consult with a performance aftermarket brake parts supplier. Various car magazines should show vendor options as to providers.
Good luck, and keep us posted on what you find out.

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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 10, 2017 05:41PM

Upgrade the lines for the disk brakes is a good move.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Date: August 10, 2017 07:08PM

I found that kind of stuff at an industrial area NAPA outlet. May have been a distributor/store, perhaps.
Anyway pre-made flared tubing in shorter lengths, blocks, caps, etc, all in stock right out on the sales floor.


Dan Davis - Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 10, 2017 07:35PM

Bob:

I have read on this forum and the Camara forum that disc brakes require more fluid to move disc brakes. Larger 1/4 would be helpful. If your current lines are 50 years old, don't expect them to last long in a heavy braking application.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: August 10, 2017 08:41PM

Sounds like time to buy tools! Cheaper to buy the tool than pay someone to make them. Of course I'm not talking the $150 tool!

I also agree, why not use the 1/4" line? Your car is not stock anyway.

I always replace all the steel lines, don't trust them to not be rusty. I use Cunifer (copper-nickel), easy to bend and flare, will not rust.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: August 11, 2017 05:40AM

I used the stainless steel repro hard lines from Clark's on my 66 and they worked and fit very well. They will outlast all of us.
I used the brass blocks up front from a 69. My master cylinder is a large mid 70's truck unit that the 67-69 lines in the trunk would not fit. I made new short lines out of copper nickle.

Lee J
Southern New Jersey near Philly.
1966 Corsa 180/4 speed
1969 Monza convertible 140/4 speed

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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: August 11, 2017 08:23AM

I replaced the lines recently with stock. Then decided to put disc on the front. Replacing that long line and the rear block for 1/4" is a pain. FYI, there are no lines for the front in 1/4" so those would have to be made and a new block fitted for the fronts. I am loathe to pull the tank again and replace new lines.

I'll try to find an industrial parts store locally. It sounded like a simple changeover. I wonder if the Clarks kit includes what I need. I'll call them and ask.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 11, 2017 03:48PM

[www.corvair.com]

Look at Clarks page 150 in the main catalog. They are listed as "Brake T's"

Part number C3906F: 65-66 CARS FRONT BRAKE "T" WITH 3/16" $34.50

Part number C3906FL: 65-66 CARS FRONT BRAKE "T" WITH 1/4" $34.50

Maybe look for Eaton part numbers: (These sell for UNDER $20.00 each)

3/16 Tee, Part Number 7812 [www.ebay.com]


1/4 Tee, Part Number 7765 [www.ebay.com]

1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: August 11, 2017 07:49PM

Thanks I'll start by finding an Eaton fitting distributor, then look for the fright piece. Maybe I can find something better that a T since all it does is go through the firewall and turn 90 degrees. There is only one line to the rear in all configurations. If not, I will look at buying a couple plugs for the 3/16" outputs on the stock block.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 12, 2017 08:33AM

BobV66Vair Wrote:
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> Thanks I'll start by finding an Eaton fitting
> distributor, then look for the fright piece. Maybe
> I can find something better that a T since all it
> does is go through the firewall and turn 90
> degrees. There is only one line to the rear in all
> configurations. If not, I will look at buying a
> couple plugs for the 3/16" outputs on the stock
> block.

I looked on the NAPA website just to see if they offered these parts. I found that they are available if you special order them but the prices are almost the same as what I saw on Flea Bay, actually just a bit more expensive.

The flea bay items, if in stock with the free shipping will likely be the best bet if you need it sooner than later. JMO

1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: WTB: LM Brake Lines / Blocks angry smiley
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: August 12, 2017 12:19PM

I found what I believe is the correct reducer. CarID had one for under $3.00 Ordered and on the way. I'll post again if there are any problems.

Thanks to all for the help. It pointed me in the right direction.

Edelmann Brake Adapter Fitting 258340 [www.carid.com]

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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