Jim Smart
July 1, 2008

Your Mustang's plumbing system manages functions important not only to driving, but also to driving safely. Brake lines, fittings, and valves must be able to withstand tremendous operating pressures. They must not fail even under the worst of circumstances.

Fuel lines, even in fuel-injected, late-model Mustangs, operate under much lower pressures. However, fuel must remain inside the line at all times, including extraordinary circumstances such as an accident. Because late-model fuel-injection fuel lines are primarily plastic quick connect/disconnect, we're not going to discuss them here.

Classic Tube takes the confusion out of brake- and fuel-line installation because the company makes every type of prebent line for classic Mustangs. However, if you have an application in which you would like to route the lines differently from the way they were routed at the factory, all you have to do is order rolls of line from Classic Tube and fabricate them yourself. If that doesn't work for you, send Classic Tube your exact dimensions and it will manufacture prebent lines at an additional cost. This means you can have brake and fuel lines made for just about anything out there.

When time prohibits ordering tubing from Classic Tube, your local automotive parts store should have double-wall/double-flare steel tubing in various lengths and diameters for brake and fuel applications.

How To Bend Lines
Bending brake lines has to be approached with the same kind of caution used during double-wall flaring. Get aggressive in your bending and you can kink the line, rendering it useless. Adopt a smooth approach to your bending, using a tubing bender or socket to round your radii.