HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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What to do with brake lines

Post  cfgioja on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:47 pm

Running into alittl bit of an option here and am not sure what to do. On early models this part was easily done due to how the brake lines ran up the tunnel. On this 86 the brake lines run through the upper part of the firewall and I am stuck on my descision on how to mod them.



I have come to three options I feel will work;

1) I can just bend the lines more and have them bow out some in order for them to line up properly.

2) I can cut out a middle section of the lines and use compression fittings to shorten them to the correct position

3) or I can cut them shorter and find a way to adapt some braided line I have to fit the master cylinder and hook them up that way

What have you all done once here?
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  944-LT1 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:54 pm

Never use compression fittings on brake lines!!!

Just use a bender and bend them to fit.
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  cfgioja on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:57 pm

let me rephrase that.

I did not mean compression fitting. I meant to say flare the lines and join them that way.

Will it not look out of place to just bend the lines?
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  87-944S on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:31 pm

Many options here, you can flare them and fit -AN adapters, if you want to use braided SS lines. You can also replace the lines easily, they are cheap, and easy to form. If you flare, just make sure you use the right flare, there is inverted flare, typically on American cars, and bubble flare, which is what Porsche used, they are not compatible! As was said, never ever use a compression fitting!
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  cfgioja on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:55 pm

How would I go about making the lines with the braided lines to the stock metal lines?
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  87-944S on Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:52 am

You could use something like this:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FRA-650310/

There are a lot of adapters, just flare the old brake line, bolt this guy on and use the SS braided lines.
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  Wild Bill on Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:33 pm

I would just bend them however if you don't like the look you can buy ready-made bubble flare lines in different lengths and bend to suit. I don't see the point of using a hose if you don't need to?
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  cfgioja on Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:38 pm

Ya i was loking at the mushroom looking flare. I am not even sure how to make that. I know how to double flare.

i am just looking at something to keep it clean looking since the bay will be crammed anyway.
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  Porch on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:20 pm

Personally i would just bend them in a loop (to take out a few inches). I have a pair of brake line pliers that i picked up from Eastwood that are perfect for jobs like this. They were pretty cheap too.
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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  87-944S on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:38 pm

I used this tool to make bubble flares

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/OTC-6504/

Really not much different than inverted flares, bulk line is really cheap, Advanced Auto Parts down my street has the same green coated line my 944 has, I think 25 feet was 15-20 bucks. They also have the metric fittings, but you can resuse the ones you cut off if you need to. I prefer steel lines, but will use SS braided if I need to.

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Re: What to do with brake lines

Post  v8carreragts on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:31 pm

You probably don't want to use braided lines there because it will add some sponginess to the pedal. The steel lines are very easy to form and flare.
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