After spending the day mocking up my new hard line with baling wire, bending the steel hard line, overnighting the 10×1.0 fittings from Amazon that nobody carries in-stock (even though its THE most common import brake fitting size), flaring the ends and hooking it up, I was only met with disappointment when my fittings didn’t even pretend to create a sealed line.
Instead I got to watch as my brake system drained all its fluid, now making it so I need to flush the entire system in addition to creating a new hard line.
I hope that my notes can save you the extra time and expense it will take to learn the hard way!
Join us on Sunday at the Old School Reunion – the Pacific Northwest’s most epic showing of vintage imports. We’ll be posting photos during the event, but don’t sit on this one, show up! Weather should be pleasantly mild, which will make for some great photos.
I’m working double duty on Selene (1984 RX-7) right now to finish up my wire tuck (and a million other small projects), which should result in some great how-to’s and tutorials. But for now, here’s a little sneak peek…
Tickets available online for cheaper or $5 more at the gate. See you there crew!
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