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1972 240Z Brake upgrades.

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    Hi Guys,  I have a 72' 240Z that I want to restore.  I have a question regarding a bigger brake upgrade. I have seen some assembly that doesn't use caliper line transfer. can I just put a longer flexible brake instead? without using the S shape transfer line? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you

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    To me....the stock rubber hose follows a nice unencumbered path. I don't think I would be comfortable with the rubber hose following the winding path of the S line.

    Plus, you would need to find a longer male / female rubber hose or use adapter / coupling fitting.

    Hope I am understanding what you are asking. 

     

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    My "big brake" kit from Silvermine Motors came with longer braided, DOT approved brake lines. I replaced the "s-curve" hard lines and the rubber lines which were 46 years old. The new lines work perfectly and don't bind, or rub on anything. The brake kit also works perfectly and I did not replace the stock M/C with a larger one. Hope this answers your question.

    Cheers, Mike

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    3 hours ago, Pop's Z said:

    My "big brake" kit from Silvermine Motors came with longer braided, DOT approved brake lines. I replaced the "s-curve" hard lines and the rubber lines which were 46 years old. The new lines work perfectly and don't bind, or rub on anything. The brake kit also works perfectly and I did not replace the stock M/C with a larger one. Hope this answers your question.

    Cheers, Mike

    And what is the braking like compared to what you did have?

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    Well Granny, this is subjective, but my 46 year old front calipers and discs were grabby and really squeally even after a a rebuild and turning of the rotors (also the rotors had reached the end of their useful life). The new "big brake kit" from Silvermine using Toyota calipers and non-vented rotors was not grabby or squeally. My pedal depressed about a half inch further to the floor, but was firm. The brakes themselves seemed to work better. I pushed them a bit on some twistys and there was no fade or big heat buildup. I could come into the corners at a greater speed and they would haul the car down quickly with no fuss unlike the original system which could get quite exciting grabbing. I think they were an improvement, but that  was butt-dyno stuff, so like I said it's subjective. When comparing prices the "big brake kit" was not that much more than stock and came as a complete package. I am very happy with it.

    Cheers, Mike

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