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Brake Lines - Part 2


Instead of flaring the brake lines, you can buy pre-flared brake lines from NAPA.  Then you just have to bend them.  Here's the part numbers you will need:

Pre-flared brake line components form NAPA:

Passenger Front:
(2) 7/16"-24 double flare (DF) to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- NAPA/Edelmann 7818
(1) 72" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
Driver Front:
(1) 7/16"-24 DF to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- NAPA/Edelmann 7818
(1) 10mm-1 BUBBLE flare to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- Edelmann 271300
(1) 20" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
Rear:
(1) std 3/16" brake line coupler -- NAPA/Edelmann 302X3
(1) 40" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 72" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)


Courtney, Chad [c-courtney@ti.com] - "I'm now putting in the brake lines, I spent some frustrating time trying to double flare the lines with a double flaring tool borrowed from Autozone's rent a tools program. Do yourself a favor and don't bother with it. Go to Napa and spend about $25 on pre-flared 3/16" lines w/ 3/8-24 connectors, and some adapters and you'll be a much happier person. Here's what you need depending on your setup. Also, I'd suggest using the tried and true method to get accurate line bends by using a wire coat hanger and bend it where you need and then use it as a model so you're not trying to bend the lines inside the frame itself where you can't get a good tubing bender.
Live Axle
IRS
IRS w/ Earl's Braided Line Kit
Passenger Front
Passenger Front
Passenger Front
(2) 7/16"-24 double flare (DF) to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- NAPA/Edelmann 7818
(2) 7/16"-24 double flare (DF) to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- NAPA/Edelmann 7818
(2) 7/16"-24 double flare (DF) to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- NAPA/Edelmann 7818
(1) 72" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 72" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 72" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
Driver Front
Driver Front
Driver Front
(1) 7/16"-24 DF to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- NAPA/Edelmann 7818
(1) 7/16"-24 DF to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- NAPA/Edelmann 7818
(1) 7/16"-24 DF to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- NAPA/Edelmann 7818
(1) 10mm-1 BUBBLE flare to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- Edelmann 271300
(1) 10mm-1 BUBBLE flare to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- Edelmann 271300
(1) 10mm-1 BUBBLE flare to 3/8"-24 DF adapter -- Edelmann 271300
(1) 20" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 20" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 20" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
Rear
Rear
Rear
(1) std 3/16" brake line coupler -- NAPA/Edelmann 302x3
(1) 40" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) std 3/16" brake line coupler -- NAPA/Edelmann 302x3
(1) 40" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 60" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 40" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 72" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(1) 50" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)
(2) 60" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)

60"+40" to Driver side block, 50" to passenger side
(1) 30" preflared 3/16" line w/ std 3/16" DF fittings (3/8"-24)

Hydraulic Brake Fittings Cross Reference - Visit www.Slant.com for more info.
Commonly used fitting for FFR builds are in
BLUE.

 

Hydraulic Brake Fitting adapters can be used to adapt standard brake lines to the different size ports used in dual master cylinders. The tube O.D. is the outside diameter of the brake line. Edelmann Hydraulic Brake Fittings are zinc plated to help prevent galvanic corrosion. Adapters are also supplied to adapt standard brake lines to metric sizing for import and some late model domestic vehicles.

ADAPTER STANDARD TO DUAL MASTER CYLINDER FitHy1

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Inverted Flare Seat

Male Inverted Flare Tube

258302

7830

7911

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

3/16" (9/16-18 thread)

258303

7831

7910

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

3/16" (9/16-20 thread)

258306

 

7912

3/16" (9/16-18 thread)

3/16" (1/2-20 thread)

258307

7845

7913

3/16" (1/2-20 thread)

3/16" (9/16-18 thread)

258340

7818

7818

3/16"

1/4"

258350

7819

7909

3/16"

5/16"

258403

7833

7908

1/4"

3/16" (9/16-18 thread)

258430

158

7828

1/4"

3/16"

258450

7832

7829

1/4"

5/16"

258540

805D

7917

5/16"

1/4"

258560

7834

7916

5/16"

3/8"

258650

7840

7915

3/8"

5/16" (1/2-20 thread)

ADAPTER STANDARD TO METRIC BUBBLE FitHy2

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Inverted Flare Seat

Male Bubble Flare

263000

3029

7972

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

13-1.5MM

264000

3030

7973

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

11-1.5MM

265000

3014

7974

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

12-1.0MM

Converts 3/16" Standard Line to Metric Bubble.

ADAPTER STANDARD TO STRAIGHT THREAD FitHy3

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Brake Line Size

Male Bubble Flare

265301

7817

7817

3/16"

1/2"-20

265400

7732

7732

1/4"

7/16"-20

265401

7727

7727

1/4"

1/2"-20

265500

1074

1074

5/16"

1/2"-20

These fittings are used to adapt Edelmann brake lines to straight thread. Nuts seat on hex face.

ADAPTER METRIC TO METRIC BUBBLE FitHy4

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Bubble Flare

Metric Bubble Flare

266000

3021B

7935

3/16" (10-1.0MM thread)

11-1.5MM

267000

3022B

7936

3/16" (10-1.0MM thread)

12-1.0MM

268000

3023B

7937

3/16" (10-1.0MM thread)

13-1.5MM

Converts Edelmann 3/16" (10-1.0MM) metric thread bubble flare brake line to 11-1.5MM, 12-1.5MM or 13-1.5MM male thread. Used at Master Cylinder on many General Motors vehicles from 1980.

ADAPTER STANDARD TO METRIC STANDARD FitHy5

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Inverted Flare Seat

Male Inverted Flare Tube

270300

3025B

1443

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

4.762 (3/16") (10.0MM Thread)

Adapts Edelmann 3/16" brake lines to most Japanese vehicles (Colt, Datsun, LUV, Mazda, Toyota).

ADAPTER STANDARD TO METRIC STANDARD FitHy6

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Inverted Flare Seat

Male Inverted Flare Tube

270330

3028B

7976

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

4.762 (3/16") (10-1.25MM Thread)

Used on many Japanese vehicles when converting Edelmann 3/16" (3/8-24 brake lines to 3/16" (10-1.25MM) metric thread inverted flare.

ADAPTER STANDARD TO METRIC BUBBLE FitHy7

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Inverted Flare Seat

Male Inverted Flare Tube

271300

3024B

1442

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

4.762 (3/16") (10.0MM Thread)

Adapts Edelmann 3/16" brake lines to most German and some French cars.

ADAPTER STANDARD TO METRIC BUBBLE FitHy8

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Standard Flare Tube

Male Bubble Flare Tube

271330

3026B

7970

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

4.762 (3/16") (10-1.25MM thread)

Used on Fiat applications when converting 3/16" (3/8-24) inverted flare brake lines to 3/16" (10-1.25MM) metric thread bubble flare.

ADAPTER STANDARD TO BUBBLE FLARE FitHy9

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Inverted Flare Seat

Male Bubble Flare Tube

272330

3009B

1441

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

Adapts Edelmann 3/16" brake lines to most English and Fiat cars.

ADAPTER STANDARD TO BUBBLE FLARE FitHy10

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Female Inverted Flare Seat

Male Bubble Flare Tube

272340

3027B

7971

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

1/4" (7/16-20 thread)

Used on British vehicles when converting Edelmann 3/16" (3/8-24) standard thread inverted flare brake lines to 1/4" (7/16-20) standard thread bubble flare.

TRAILER BRAKE METRIC TEE FitHy11

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Inverted Seat

1

Inverted Seat

2

Male Seat

3

273000

56M

7921

3/16" (12-1.0MM thd.)

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

3/16" (12-1.0MM thd.)

273100

56MM

7918

3/16" (10-1.0MM thd.)

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

3/16" (10-1.0MM thd.)

273101

 

7919

3/16" ISO (10-1.0MM thd.)

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

3/16" ISO (10-1.0MM thd.)

273105

 

7920

3/16" (10-1.5MM thd.)

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

3/16" (10-1.5MM thd.)

273135

 

7922

3/16" (13-1.5MM thd.)

3/16" (3/8-24 thread)

3/16" (13-1.5MM thd.)

METRIC UNION FitHy12

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Inverted Flare Seat

Thread Size

274000

3006B

7934A

3/16"

10MM

For joining Edelmann 4300 series metric thread, standard flare 3/16" brake lines.

UNION FitHy13

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Bubble Flare Seat

Thread Size

275300

3005B

1594

3/16"

3/8-24

For joining Edelmann 5300 series U.S thread bubble flare 3/16" brake lines.

METRIC UNION FitHy14

Edelmann #

Everco #

Weatherhead #

Bubble Flare Seat

Thread Size

276000

3001B

7975

3/16"

10MM

For joining Edelmann 6300 series metric thread bubble flare 3/16" brake lines.

Union FittingsIFUnion
 Edelmann # Everco #  Weatherhead #  Tube Size 
 123200  300A  302X2  1/8"
 123300  300B  302X3  3/16"
 123400  300C  302X4  1/4"
 123500  300D  302X5  5/16"
 123600  300E  302X6  3/8"
 123800  300F  302X8  1/2"
Tee FittingsIFUnionTee
 Edelmann # Everco #  Weatherhead #  Tube Size 
 130222  702A  702X2  1/8"
 130333  702B  702X3  3/16"
 130444  702C  702X4  1/4"
 130555  702D  702X5  5/16"
 130666  702E  702X6  3/8"
 130888    702X8  1/2"

 


Question: [JJ] "The manual is not to clear as to where break lines connect to distribution block. I have only 2 connections on distribution block and 1 connection on under side of master cylinder. Could someone let me know witch one goes where."

Answers:

[JB] "The Master cylinder connection goes to the drivers side front. Rear connection on the distribution block goes to the passenger side front and the front distribution block connection goes to the rear brakes."

[DG] "Don't forget about installing a adapter in the bottom of the master cylinder for the left front brake fitting."


Rear Brake Lines

Question: [Mu] "Can anyone tell me how the Rear brake hose attaches to the Bracket.( Running standard drums) I can't seem to see how the hose is secured in the bracket. I have the Half moon clip but I'm not sure how this connects. From pictures I have seen the hose looks like it has an L piece or connector that connects to the bracket. My rear hose has the connector similar to that of the Front disk connectors. Can anyone give me directions?"

Comments:

[Wade] "I routed mine so that the metal brake line ends up pointing down towards the Mustang bracket. There is an adapter the fits between the brake line and the brake hose. This adapter fits up through the Mustang bracket, and is held in place with the same type of spring clip that you use on the fronts. The rear brake hose then screws up into the adapter from the bottom."

Click to enlarge pictures:

[Dm] "On my '87 the L shaped bracket has two holes on one side that are the bracket mounting holes that I used to attach the bracket to the chassis. On the other leg is a much larger hole that has serrations or what look like gear teeth on the interior circumference. These mate up with similar serrations that are on the end of the hose and keep the hose from twisting. Once the bracket is mounted you insert the hose from the underside of the bracket and align the serrations or teeth while pushing the hose upwards. Once the teeth are aligned, the hose will move upwards about 1/8 of an inch exposing a slot around the circumference of the hose fitting that is just above the top surface of the L bracket. The half moon clip or circlip is slid into the slot, thus locking the hose to the L shaped bracket."


Jeep Master Cylinder Installation References

To install the 1984 Jeep Cherokee MC (Manual brakes) you need the following adapters:

T-Fitting to hook up the front brakes: Edelmann #130333
Rear brake line adapter to the MC: Edelmann #258340
Front brake line MC adapter: Edelmann #258340 might work, but it did not work for me because the tread was not long enough. For the front, you need to find a 3/16" female to 1/4" male with a bubble flare turned in.  It may be the Edelmann #272340 but you need to check your MC. 

You also need one 3/16" double flare line, maybe 8" long to come out of the MC to go to the front brake T.  

[RO] "We use the edelman 121034 fittings for a lot of things on the car. One of them is it goes right into the MC without any adaptors. This is the same fitting that goes into the front brakes without adaptors and the rear lines on the IRS without adaptors. Hope this helps. Cheers Richard."

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