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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 02, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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I got new SS front brake lines from D&R because I thought it would be best to get a pre-bent set. I just got the old ones off and placed them besides the new ones and I'm going to have to bend the heck out them to get them to fit. Is this normal? I could have saved a whole lot with generic tubes from Autozone and a flaring tool.
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I don't know, mine came from Rick's and I had to do a surprising amout of re-bending. The long ones were "doubled" over for shipping purposes.

Edit: but I still think that was easier that "making" them from tubing...

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I got my stainless lines from FineLines. Thet were all pretty close to fitting right. If you order the front to rear lines you can get them in a two piece set. That also makes them easier to install.

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I have heard great things about "The Right Stuff" here in Ohio. My buddy bought a set for his '69 and they dropped right in!

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 10:50 AM
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My frined got a set of SS lines from Fine Lines for his 72 Firebird. The lines on the rear end and the master cylinder lines weren't even close. He bought another set from The Right Stuff and they went on fine.
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I bought mine from Right Stuff and the fit was Great
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I just got some from D+R also what a waste. I have spent alot of money with them in the last couple of weeks and this was bad. I spent more time redoing the new lines than it would have taken to make some.I have never had problems with anything else and will still buy from them. But not lines.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 04:35 PM
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Winch! Did you change from drum to disc on the front by any chance?
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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That's what I'm doing, or trying to anyway. Manual drum to power disc on front. I'm leaving the back alone for now.
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Did you get the brake line brackets for 69 camaro disc brakes? The brake lines and brackets are completely different than the drum set up.I found this out the hard way.
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Mines a 68. The invoice says:
Brake line ft only pwr disc 67-8 SS
I'm going to see if D&R will take them back but I doubt it. I ordered them 43 days ago and their policy is 30 days. I just now got around to getting the old ones off and comparing them. rats
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Well D&R was real nice and said I could get a full refund but they also said the brand they sent me is "The Right Stuff" and that they've never had a complaint with it. Any way to tell for sure that's the brand I got? I don't know what to do now.
Anyone have a contact for The Right Stuff?

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 02:13 PM
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Winch Here you go! Right Stuff 5093 Westerville Rd Columbus Oh. 43231 1 800 405 2000. Tell them your problem I'm sure they have an answer. They are very helpful.
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OK, I think I'm getting closer. I spoke with the GM at The Right Stuff and found out I ordered the wrong lines. When doing a drum to disc conversion you want to order the lines specifically for a conversion. I also ordered the bracket to hold the newer type prop valve and they have a front-to-rear line that is made specifically for the newer type prop valve so all this is supposed to work with no fitting adapters and drop right in. We'll see.
D&R has all this stuff. If you're doing the conversion just make sure the part numbers you order have a DC at the end.

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