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Re: MGB brakes

To: Robert Zirpolo <>
Subject: Re: MGB brakes
From: George G Curl <>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 18:00:23 -0600 (CST)
The firmness you feel is because the braided lines don't expand at all 
when pressure is aplied.  You should get used to them within a very few 
minutes of driving.  Check them regularly for leaks at he fittings.  If 
one finally fails under harsh braking, that is where it will come loose.  
Don't let parinoia strike deep, under normal driving those lines will 
last and last.  Do make sure you flush your lines annually. Water doesn't 
wok well as brake fluid and plays heck with the wheel and clutch slave 
George Curl
64 MGB 56 190SL

On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Robert Zirpolo wrote:

> At 04:50 PM 11/22/96 -0500, RLANCASTER wrote:
>   I installed those new braided flexible brake lines...  The brakes feel
> noticeably firmer, which tells me that the old hoses were indeed swelling.
> Glad to have them off
> before they deposited bits of rubber thru out the system...
> Any other comments out there about these steel braided lines?? I'm in the
> process of a major front end brake job myself.
> Regards,
> RZirpolo
> 72mgb

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