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jon3000

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Custom Brake Hoses on my 3000
« on: February 21, 2021, 10:00:29 AM »
I was thinking about replacing my front brake hoses on my 3000. The build manual calls for the same hoses on the front and back but they seemed too short for the front, so I fitted longer ones of the same style on the front. To be honest I think they are touch long and I would prefer something in between. I have looked at custom hoses but I am not sure what the ends are. Any advice on the the bits I need to buy or make my own custom hoses . I have the standard cortina brake calipers, does anyone know if they are metric?

Can anyone give me advice on the things I need, that would be great.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 10:04:26 AM by jon3000 »

Nigel Haldane

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Re: Custom Brake Hoses on my 3000
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 10:16:14 AM »
You can get braided hose that you put the end on yourself. I have fitted these to my car from the start, not hard to do, have a look at merlin motorsport or Europa, I will have a look at the size when I get home.
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Midlands meeting, Please contact me and we can arrange something.

Nigel Haldane

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Re: Custom Brake Hoses on my 3000
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 12:01:30 PM »
I have had a look around and one end is 3/8 unf banjo the other end I have a metric fitting I think, as the rest of my breaks are BMW’s,
Have a look at this or there are some places that will make them from your sizes
https://www.classicfordmag.co.uk/tech/make-your-own-braided-brake-lines/
Page 13
https://www.carbuilder.com/cbs_catalogue.pdf
« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 01:51:53 PM by Nigel Haldane »
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Re: Custom Brake Hoses on my 3000
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 10:36:34 PM »
Thanks for all the links, I will take good look at them tomorrow. My hoses look fine but they have been on for a long time so I plan to replace them before too long.


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Re: Custom Brake Hoses on my 3000
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 11:47:54 PM »
Thanks for the links, after a bit of looking around they(car builder solutions) have some videos on Youtube, this one shows how to make your own custom hoses


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tdsgZ-KfWI
« Last Edit: February 26, 2021, 06:54:20 PM by jon3000 »