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    Default Early '72 wheel cylinder problem

    I've bought 2 new ones from rockauto.com but the hardline position is off from the OE ones. I'm going to try and figure a way of making mine screw in by bending the ends that go in the wheel cylinders. If someone had a picture of the routing they used I would appreciate being able to see how it's best done. Hopefully it's an easy job but I've never bent a brake line on purpose so I need help on this.

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    This threaed has some help for you I hope that shows the changes in the slave cylinders.

    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/w...eft-right.html

    You are faced with bending your current lines or creating new ones.
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    Kinda hits on my problem and maybe offers an idea. Maybe I could combine the new cylinders with the older housing and not have to bend my lines????
    I originally was wondering if I do bend them, should I go behind the strut towards the rear of the car or bend them around towards the front? I really don't like the idea of going anywhere around the square 4 bolt hub? which would happen if I went towards the front of the car. Also there'd be a sharp bend at the housing where the line screws in if I went forward.

    I could shape a piece of clothes hanger and have 2 made I guess. Decisions, decisions, but these are MY lifes worst at the moment.
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    I'd make new ones. Use that more pliable line from FedHill. I think 1 foot lengths pre terminated do the trick.
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    Thank you zKars & Blue, that's my back up plan.

    After a few beers and a better attitude I went back and swapped the driver's side to the passenger's side brake lines. I only have to straighten out a "c" bend to an "r" and it'll run behind the strut. Lucky idea but too many beers to fool with it tonight. I'll put up some pictures tomorrow.

    Thanks Guys!

    I googled Happy Lemon. They have a "Lemon Honey with Jelly Balls", my bulldog's name is Jelly.
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    Success! Swapping the hard lines from one side to the other really did help. Very little bending, I promise.
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    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
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