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Source for New Brake & Fuel Line Kits

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Forum Name: 1972-1976 Ford and Mercury
Forum Description: Technical discussion for 1972-1976 Ford and Mercury
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Topic: Source for New Brake & Fuel Line Kits
Posted By: torinomike650
Subject: Source for New Brake & Fuel Line Kits
Date Posted: 28-August-2019 at 9:17AM
Looking to buy replacement lines for brakes and fuel on my 76 Gran Torino. Both Obsolete Ford and Classic Tube say that they only have these available for up to 1972. Does anyone know if both brake lines and fuel lines are identical for 72 and 76? Or let me know if you have a trusted vendor that I can purchase through. 

Worst case scenario - Classic Tube says that I can ship my existing lines to them and they can make exact duplicates of them; however I know that some areas of my lines are bent. esp the jumble of lines feeding in and out of the proportioning valve! So I'd prefer to not have to go this route.

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Mike

1976 Ford Gran Torino



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Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 28-August-2019 at 12:19PM
1972 to 1976 should be basically the same, or close enough that you could make it work.
 
I just checked Inline tube, and it shows all brake lines and fuel line listed as 1972-76 Gran Torino.
 
https://www.inlinetube.com/pages/product-list?year=6755693647723417408&make=1828299879717471912&model=4285934712905859590&submodel=null&ymm=1975|FORD|GRAN%20TORINO" rel="nofollow - https://www.inlinetube.com/pages/product-list?year=6755693647723417408&make=1828299879717471912&model=4285934712905859590&submodel=null&ymm=1975|FORD|GRAN%20TORINO


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 28-August-2019 at 1:35PM
IIRC inline tube has them pre-made, i bought all the stainless supplies from classic tube and made my own (not the long ones under the car they were good shape)


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 28-August-2019 at 1:36PM
if you want upgraded flex hoses for your car let me know i can get you a link to the ones i bought for my carWink


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: torinomike650
Date Posted: 28-August-2019 at 3:45PM
Thanks guys, I'll look into inline! Also classic tube can make them in stainless steel if I opt to go for the 72 kit. I think I'll go for that and modify it, but hopefully not much will be needed! But definitely going to do a bit more research before pulling the trigger.

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Mike

1976 Ford Gran Torino


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 29-August-2019 at 2:40PM
You can get stainless fuel and brake lines from Inline too.  They offer plain steel or stainless.

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: torinomike650
Date Posted: 29-August-2019 at 2:53PM
Yeah I took a look on their website today. In your experience using their kit, did everything line up easily enough? Even the lines to the prop valve?

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Mike

1976 Ford Gran Torino


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 31-August-2019 at 1:09AM
I didn't use them for my Torino so I can't comment on fit. My original lines were good. I just wanted to make sure you knew that inline offered stainless options too.

I would think either company would be pretty close but the lines might need a little adjustment by hand to make them perfect. 


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 31-August-2019 at 5:32AM
i'd suspect the listing that stops at 1972 is actually a set for 1971 and steer clear

many vendors have trouble with the break-off date for the change from unibody (1971) to body on frame (1972)


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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: torinomike650
Date Posted: 31-August-2019 at 7:11PM
If I keep all my original lines for reference, is it safe to get the 72 kit since it would be similar enough? Or did the locations and bends in the tubes change significantly between unibody and body-on-frame? 

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Mike

1976 Ford Gran Torino


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 31-August-2019 at 9:09PM
no unibody would be totally different!


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 01-September-2019 at 1:40PM

I was thinking the same thing about the 1972 listing being incorrect, but I checked the catalog and it shows a separate part number for brake lines for 1972-73 Torinos compared to 1970-71.

http://now.youturnpub.com/books/lfjx/#p=70" rel="nofollow - http://now.youturnpub.com/books/lfjx/#p=70
 
 


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: torinomike650
Date Posted: 01-September-2019 at 1:49PM
Looks like inline tube is having a labor day sale through Tuesday, I'll order their kit after I confirm that it fits my 76. Plan B is to send my original lines in to classic tube for them to create an exact match. 

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Mike

1976 Ford Gran Torino


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 01-September-2019 at 2:01PM
 i think everybody's having a labor day sale?? hell i'm having a labor day sale LOL 10% off Wink

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 01-September-2019 at 2:28PM
 Good one John. Haha


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 01-September-2019 at 3:45PM
serious! 10% off through monday! WinkBig smile


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 01-September-2019 at 3:56PM
I will take a chunk.  8^)


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 01-September-2019 at 4:43PM
i still need to pull the axles and remove it to confirm it's a 3.00?? i'm just going by what another member told me that i got it from...


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 01-September-2019 at 5:00PM
👍☺


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 02-September-2019 at 4:46AM
if the line nuts are installed on the new lines the difference between years can be the size of the threads into the wheel cylinders, just a guess.

possibly the size of the tubing itself?


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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 02-September-2019 at 1:25PM
i just used a compltete 1972 ranchero set ,every line was spot on( threads ,)fittings &  fuel lines AS WELL  


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GET IT GOT IT GONE !!!!!!!


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 02-September-2019 at 1:28PM
INLINE tube
very exact on the fitt front  + REARS lines  and fuel , pefect fitt everywhere


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GET IT GOT IT GONE !!!!!!!


Posted By: torinomike650
Date Posted: 02-September-2019 at 4:09PM
Perfect, thanks everyone!

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Mike

1976 Ford Gran Torino



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