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    Stainless Steel Brake Line Kit Install...

    Anyone that has installed the stainless steel brake line kit (particularly on 89-92 cars), I've got a question for you...

    At the driver's rear wheel well, the block that is attached to the factory flexible hose has two threaded ports: one from the ABS assembly and one that goes over to the passenger wheel well. What did you do to replace that block - or essentially "tee"? Whatever details (PN's or thread sizes) you have would be appreciated too. Also, if you had the 89-92 kit, were all four car-side connections the same?

    Seem like I may need to buy and tee and/or adapter in addition to what I received in the kit.

    Thanks!!
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    Are you talking about the stainless braided lines that go out to the calipers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    Are you talking about the stainless braided lines that go out to the calipers?
    Yes - more correctly - the stainless braided hoses.

    I spoke with the vendor and it seems like the manufacturer may have mis-labeled the package.....

    If anyone can confirm or deny that they had to purchase additional fittings beyond what was included in the Stopflex kits, that would help though. If I need to order anything else, I can get it in time to install before the Shootout!
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    I got my braided stopflex kit from Victor and installed them on my '90 Anny, along w/fresh calipers, and don't remember having to go shopping for anything except brake fluid & extra crush washers just in case...make sure they are the right size, both id and od. The fitting block on the caliper side needs to sit in a specific direction as I recall. On the front, that might make it hard to get to the caliper bolts - be sure to steer full left/right (engine running) so you can confirm those lines drape and extend correctly. Don't reuse crush washers
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    Matt,
    I just ran across this with the kit from Spinning Wheels. They told me to call classic tube.
    I am emailing Tim from Classic a pic of the rear line.
    It appears that this is on the cars with abs. Mine is a '91. The kit I received has 1 line with a male fitting on it that would seemingly go into the "distribution block" or "T".
    Both vendors made it seem like this is the first they ever came across it.

    I'm hoping to have some kind of resolution today or tomorrow..

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    Ugg!

    Just spoke to Tim at Classic tube.
    I have to send my original hose back to them with the new one and they will make something that will work.
    He said it should only take a week or so....




    Maybe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TbirdTim View Post
    Matt,
    I just ran across this with the kit from Spinning Wheels. They told me to call classic tube.
    I am emailing Tim from Classic a pic of the rear line.
    It appears that this is on the cars with abs. Mine is a '91. The kit I received has 1 line with a male fitting on it that would seemingly go into the "distribution block" or "T".
    Both vendors made it seem like this is the first they ever came across it.

    I'm hoping to have some kind of resolution today or tomorrow..
    Tim - sounds like we have the exact same problem.

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    Diane said there should be a two-port block on one of the the lines. That would make everything right, in my mind.

    Since the brake hose (drawn in) has this two-port connection on the driver's rear, rather than a single port like the other three wheels, you need something to take it's place when you remove the old hose. You need more parts than the kit has as pictured above.



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    Last edited by DrFishbone; 09-13-2016 at 02:51 PM.
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    A new block for the rear split was w/my kit, but I got mine in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    A new block for the rear split was w/my kit, but I got mine in 2010.
    Sounds like they might have packaged a few of them wrong in the recent past.
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    Matt Haub
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    I see an extra baggy....
    Bingo. . .that's it. Block w/mounting tab.
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    I should be getting the replacement kit in the mail today. I'll post up what I get for future reference.

    I had another manufacturing problem with this same kit (you can see it in the picture on far left)...one of the fittings was drilled/tapped crooked. It may have not ever sealed up when tightened down.
    Matt Haub
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    Hey Matt,

    What was the end result?
    Did you end up getting your stuff swapped out?


    Tim

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    I have purchased a few sets of the braided lines from Victor in the past and never had a problem.

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