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Stainless brake lines...
Kuch Offline
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#1
Are any of the other Mustang stainless brake lines compatible with 87-88 TC's? Was going to go through and replace the 30 year old rubber and thinking stainless might be nice. Thanks
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof, T3/T4 50 trim, 255LPH, BBK AFPR, 3" DP dual 2.5", MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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Jeff K Offline
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I prefer NiCop (Nickel / Copper) brake lines. I buy it on Ebay in rolls. They will never rust, they just develop a greenish patina. They are also very easy to cut, bend and double flare unlike stainless steel which is a royal PITA.

If you have stock ABS MC no pre made Mustang lines will fit. The Tbird has a longer wheel base than the Mustang so any lines made for the Mustang wont reach to the rear.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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Kuch Offline
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#3
(01-15-2020, 03:17 PM)Jeff K Wrote: I prefer NiCop (Nickel / Copper) brake lines. I buy it on Ebay in rolls. They will never rust, they just develop a greenish patina. They are also very easy to cut, bend and double flare unlike stainless steel which is a royal PITA.

If you have stock ABS MC no pre made Mustang lines will fit.  The Tbird has a longer wheel base than the Mustang so any lines made for the Mustang wont reach to the rear.
Thanks for the reply Jeff, I was actually thinking of the rubber sections of the system such as at each wheel. Any of the Mustang flexible stainless lines fit there?
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof, T3/T4 50 trim, 255LPH, BBK AFPR, 3" DP dual 2.5", MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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Jeff K Offline
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#4
No clue on the Mustang soft lines. Years ago I bought a complete set of braided stainless soft lines from some vendor who no longer exists. They were TC specific so I assume the Stang lines wont fit.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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RC Martin Offline
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#5
I replaced the rubber lines a couple years ago on my 84. Rockautohad them, seemed of good quality. Dirt cheap and easy to do too.
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