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Project Large Marge: How to Bend and Flare Brake Lines
Do it Yourself: Project Large Marge Gets New Brake Lines and Pedals
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Jason Lewis and Project Large Marge, his 1973 Mustang coupe being built into a kickass street car and track day warrior, but we’re back with a few details on creating brake lines for the car, hanging pedals, and once again drooling over the wheels.
The Mustang began life with an automatic transmission, but that’s just not acceptable on a road course, so Jason is switching to a Tremec manual box, meaning the car needs a clutch pedal. The racy thing to do was to hang a set of Wilwood pedals, so that’s what he did, and you can see some of the post-installation details in this video. Also left to do was plumb the brake system, so we go over the materials and tools to use to build brake lines, and also show how to create a perfect inverted or double flare with inexpensive tools.
There is more to come as money and (more critically) time allow, so keep checking back to see how ol’ Marge is coming along.