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Great question on the lin diameters.

Guys, Assuming brake fluid to be incompressable, the diameter of the line between the master cylinder and caliper has no effect on the relative pressures or the displacement. It is strictly areas of the cylinder and caliper bores.

That said, there must be a reason why Ford went to the larger ID line to the rear of the T-Bird. My guess is that it has to do with the ability of the ABS system to cycle the pressure at the front of the car quickly, and have it result in pressure cycling at the back of the car - the larger line reduces flow restriction.

So if it is for the ABS, and you've defeated ABS -probably no good reason to run the large ID line, other than it fits the fittings better in the rear.

BTW Mustang Cobra rear calipers are the same part as the 89 - 93 T-bird, and the Cobra used the 3/16" line.

Mark Reynolds
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