At 06:43 AM 9/5/2008, David Lieb wrote:
> > If you leave it, you will play merry hell the next time (and there will be
> > a
> > next time) you have to pull the engine. If it were me I'd put the flex
> > line
> > in. Do you have the gusset on the passenger side frame for the flex line?
> > If
> > not it might be a bit tricky but still doable to install flex line. IMHO,
> > lack of flex line is why your hard line is buggered! There is a reason it
> > was designed with a flex line and not a hard line. You've apparently found
> > it.
>But it WASN'T "designed with a flex line". The flex line didn't start until
>1967 per Horler.
>To go to a flex line would require replacing the slave cylinder with a later
>model and welding a tab on the subframe to hold the end of the line. This
>car came from the factory with a hard line with a few coils near the end to
>add "flex". It will work fine that way. Someone take a picture of their
>proper hard line setup with the coils and email it to him.
It's even more than that! Look, the slave cylinders are different
bore diameters between 1098 and 1275. The diameter of the pipes are
different. Solid line is 3/16" going into a 7/8 bore slave. Flex
line AND THE PIPE to it are 1/4" going into the 1" bore 1275 slave.
There is a reason and it has to do with pedal travel, and clutch
release. IMHO, you should match the hydraulics to the clutch you are using.
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