New brake lines routing suggestions

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SteveLandry
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Your car is a: 1970 124 Spider

New brake lines routing suggestions

Postby SteveLandry » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:04 pm

I purchased a new set of hard brake lines for my 1970 Spider. The front-to-rear and left front lines are much longer than the old ones, which raises the question of how those of you who have replaced theirs have dealt with this issue. Before I get creative and start coiling the lines into springs, do any of you have photos to share of this adaptation? Yes, the splitter has been eliminated.

ORFORD2004
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Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:48 pm
Your car is a: 1983 PININFARINA
Location: Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

Re: New brake lines routing suggestions

Postby ORFORD2004 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:03 pm

Why don't you cut what is too long and bubble flare the end?

SteveLandry
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:50 pm
Your car is a: 1970 124 Spider

Re: New brake lines routing suggestions

Postby SteveLandry » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:54 pm

I don't have the tool, but it may come to that. One reason I bought the set in the first place was because I didn't have the freaking tool! Aren't all 124 Spiders the same size?! Mine must be for the limo model. :mrgreen:

ORFORD2004
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Your car is a: 1983 PININFARINA
Location: Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

Re: New brake lines routing suggestions

Postby ORFORD2004 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:44 am

Less than $50

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4uall
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Your car is a: 1980 Fiat Pininfarina Spider 2000 F.I.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Re: New brake lines routing suggestions

Postby 4uall » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:20 am

hey Steve, I had never done them and it was surprisingly easy :wink: You can also rent the flare kit from most auto places etc (remember they are metric flares and also ask for a line bender tool)

http://fiatspider.com/f08/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21188&hilit=+flaring

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GDR76SPIDER
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Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 8:16 pm
Your car is a: 1976 124 spider
Location: Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Re: New brake lines routing suggestions

Postby GDR76SPIDER » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:41 am

SteveLandry wrote:I purchased a new set of hard brake lines for my 1970 Spider. The front-to-rear and left front lines are much longer than the old ones, which raises the question of how those of you who have replaced theirs have dealt with this issue. Before I get creative and start coiling the lines into springs, do any of you have photos to share of this adaptation? Yes, the splitter has been eliminated.

What does eliminating the splitter consist of? Been searching around and can't seem to find anything.
Thanks

DRUMMOND
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Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:11 pm
Your car is a: Fiat Spyder 2000 1980 Pininfarina

Re: New brake lines routing suggestions

Postby DRUMMOND » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:42 pm

Here are some bends I had to make as the rear ones were also longer than the originals.
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