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Project Large Marge: How To Plumb Custom Brake Lines
Mustang Monthly’s Project Large Marge ’73 Mustang gets a custom-plumbed brake system.
When we last left Jason Lewis’s garage and Project Large Marge, his ’73 Mustang coupe, we showed you how to bend and flare brake lines, but this time we go more in-depth on new materials and how to design and install a full brake system for your car.
An internet reader suggested we substitute the stainless steel brake line we had planned to use for NiCopp line, or nickel copper tubing, which bends like easier and is a little less expensive than stainless steel but has the same durability. We tried it and we’re a convert now—the NiCopp tubing lived up to all its hype, and you can get it at a lot of places, including Jeg’s.
In this video, Jason goes into how to use a line cutter, flare tool, and a rivet gun with rivnuts for a cleaner installation than just using sheetmetal screws to secure the line with clamps. As you’ll see in the video, we’re using custom Wilwood master cylinders for the front and rear brakes, and also for a hydraulic clutch, which presents a unique plumbing situation—check out the easy, super-clean way Jason plumbed them.
And hey, we have as a guest star Pinto the Wonder Dog!