Buying and fitting brake lines for our Mustang vintage racer

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Apr 11, 2024 | Mustang, Brake Lines, Classic Tube

 We ordered brake lines for our 1965 Mustang race car from Classic Tube. While they are famous for their stainless brake lines, they offer a wide array of products, including tools and braided steel hoses for most applications. 

We chose their non-stainless, mild steel lines as they are less expensive and easier to work with than stainless steel lines. As our Mustang will see limited inclement weather and no road salt, we didn’t feel the additional corrosion protection offered by stainless would help us much.

While Classic Tube will custom bend anything, we were in a bit of a hurry and didn’t know quite what we needed yet so we ordered a stock 1965 Shelby Mustang brake kit. As the owners of Classic Tube are huge Shelby and Mustang fans, we knew the kit would fit perfectly.

At the rear end, we duplicated factory Shelby protocol, so the brake lines fit perfectly.

And if we had standard Mustang master cylinders, the front brake lines would have, too. We only had to make a few easy adjustments to mate the lines to our Wilwood brake master cylinder.

The price of one of these brake line kits is about $250. We feel that’s a better deal than wrestling with lines to bend your own. We turn to Classic Tube often, while its catalog also includes braided hoses.

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BimmerMaven Reader
4/11/24 6:33 p.m.

time is money, and you guys are always busy.

alternatively, if you plan to work on less common or custom cars, each line you make yourself increases your skill and decreases your time....kinda like playing the piano or driving a race car.

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