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I'm currently installing a SSB power front disc kit and I'm having some trouble routing the brake lines. My old lines were filled with rust and other deposits so I bought all new lines front to rear from Classic Industries. These new lines are totally different from the ones I had one my car before and I have absolutely NO IDEA how they go. The instructions on the brake kit SUCK and the pictures in the Camaro manual don't help either.

If anyone can send me some pictures of how they routed their brake lines after they converted to discs I'd appreciate it.
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If you had drum brakes origonally the brakets on the frame where the brake hoses mount are completely different. You will need the disc brake brakets otherwise the new lines will never work.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 02, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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I feel like a dork because of the typo in the topic.

I should've indicated that I'm primarily having trouble routing the lines from the master cylinder to the proportioning valve. Most of the lines that came with the kit have these little loops or spiral bends, for what I have no idea. Hopefully I'll figure it out soon because I really want to drive my car before February.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 02:46 AM
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The short lines with 180 degree bend are for the caliper to flex line on 4 piston calipers. I'm not familiar with the system that you bought. It may or may not need them.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 04:54 AM
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Most aftermarket kits have a brass combination valve which must be plumbed into the master cyl. There will be short lines with loops in them to allow for flex and limited movement of the components without cracking the lines.

The front half of the valve connects to the front half of the master cyl.
The rear half connects to the rear half of the MC.
Usually the fitting sizes are such that you can't hook it up wrong.
Outlets to the front wheels are usually the smallest fittings and they are separate lines.
The rear line is one large line usually out the very rear of the valve.
I would guess the rear inlet is on the rear side of the vavle.
Check with SSB on these connections.
Someone here has done this swap. Maybe search the archives here (link, upper right this page) for his name and send him an E-Mail? I know he had some problems with it working right.
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