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Author: Subject: front caliper brake flexi
craigdiver

posted on 9/2/18 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
front caliper brake flexi

Having a bit of difficulty getting my front brake flexis so they clear everything lock-to-lock, how did you do yours? - photos please :-)

Aquired a pair of flexis for the front - got banjos onto calipers, think im needing straight connections.





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CosKev3

posted on 9/2/18 at 09:49 PM Reply With Quote
Have you tried a slight twist?

Or are they just too long?

I got mine made up by HEL Performance, just used a piece of string to get the length I needed on full lock

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craigdiver

posted on 9/2/18 at 10:22 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Have you tried a slight twist?

Or are they just too long?

I got mine made up by HEL Performance, just used a piece of string to get the length I needed on full lock


think may be too short - are the fittings on the caliper straight or banjos?





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voucht

posted on 9/2/18 at 10:59 PM Reply With Quote
Which running gear do you have ? Sierra or MX-5 ? If you have Sierra calipers, then straight non-swivel fitting on the caliper side is perfect, as there is a seat at the bottom of caliper flexi port.
But if you are have MX5 caliper, you will need banjo because, if I remember correctly, there is no seat at the bottom of the caliper port. But a fixed male with large hex and copper washer should do.
I supplied a lot of flexi lines for Haynes Roadster (many members of the Haynes Roadster forum got their flexi lines from me, and even sometimes the full brake circuit), as at that time, I was working for a company who manufactured custom flexi lines. I no longer work for them, so I can no longer supply flexi lines, but if you want, I can find the dimensions and set-up I used to supply for Sierra and for MX-5 running gear.
Just let me know.





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CosKev3

posted on 10/2/18 at 09:26 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by craigdiver
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Have you tried a slight twist?

Or are they just too long?

I got mine made up by HEL Performance, just used a piece of string to get the length I needed on full lock


think may be too short - are the fittings on the caliper straight or banjos?


I used banjos with Sierra calipers,prefer banjos as you can alter the angle of where the pipe faces coming off the caliper

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CosKev3

posted on 10/2/18 at 09:27 AM Reply With Quote
Saying that I had them made with 45 degree ends on pipe, not straight banjo ends
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