Welcome to our resource for MG Car Information.
MG MGA - Front brake pipe
|It seems I have about 12" of extra brake pipe for the front left. (Moss P/N 181-190, MGA 1600). What to do? Put a loop or two somewhere?|
|Routing along the X member
|And from the 4 way. LH pipe is from the LH port
|Appropriately, cut off the excess length and re-flare the pipe.|
You have managed to inadvertently find the solution to different issue. I had been wondering if the 1600 front left brake pipe would be long enough to be used for a 1500 brake conversion. It appears that there is just enough extra leagth to loop the pipe over and down for the 1500 disk brake conversion.
I had ended up making up my own lines. None the less had some difficulty making decent bubble flairs with the cheap flair tool I purchased. It would have been much easier with lines that had the flairs and fittings.
|I would not make a loop in the brake pipe to use up the extra length.|
This could become an air trap and make bleeding using the pedal depressing method very difficult.
Pressure bleeding would be OK.
|M F Anderson|
|I bought the ready made pipe b/c I am useless at making flares, esp. bubbles. I will see how I can use up the extra. Mick, I don't think it will affect bleeding, the bore is so small. Besides there are loops in some lines anyway.|
Moss 181-190 is for a TR3. Are you sure you have the right part, or is the Part number you quoted wrong. What is the material?
|Excerpt from the Moss 2008 catalogue which I down loaded. P/N 21, 180-190 is for the L/F brake for 1600.|
But you are right! This P/N is now listed for the TR3 and a new P/N 180-191 is for what I need!!
I think I should ask Jeff Zorn for a freebie. Thanks for picking up on that.
Incidentally I found I had ordered another the same as I forgot I had ordered the first.
19 181-070 $25.10 PIPE, 3-way to L/R cyl., disc 1500 to (c)27988 1
181-180 $22.60 PIPE, 3-way to L/R cyl., disc from 1500 (c)27989 1
181-185 $22.60 PIPE, 3-way to L/R cyl., wire 1500 to (c)28539 1
181-170 $23.75 PIPE, 3-way to L/R cyl., wire from 1500 (c)28540 1
20 181-230 $19.60 PIPE, 4-way to R/F hose 1500 1
181-160 $19.95 PIPE, 4-way to R/F hose 1600 & MKII 1
21 181-240 $24.95 PIPE, 4-way to L/F hose 1500 1
181-190 $23.75 PIPE, 4-way to L/F hose 1600 & MKII 1
22 181-900 $3.60 STRAP, pipe to axle 1
|John, material is copper.|
|Is copper permitted in Ontario? I had a job here getting approval for even CuproNickel. I had to get the approval of an automotive engineer who the local authorities use to review home-builts and hot rods.|
|John, as far as I know, I only have to take it to a garage that issues safety certificates when I get it plated. I don't anticipate anyone asking such questions. (If they do, I'll take it elsewhere)|
I also don't see a problem with copper. At least it won't corrode and it is under very low stress.
I'm assuming it is copper, because of the colour and the fact it bends easily.
|I read the stencilling - it is CN102 which is basically 90/10 cupronickel|
|That should be OK.|
|I've decided to get the right pipe.|
This thread was discussed between 08/01/2013 and 10/01/2013
MG MGA index
This thread is from the archive. The Live MG MGA BBS is active now.