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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - re-routing brake pipes
|I have just put new pipe lines in and am not following the original path of the old ones, I am putting the 3 lines down the route of the clutch pipe (right hand corner of engine bay)and for the nearside brake running across the front member. My question is; Is there any good reason why i should not go this way? The original pipe for the nearside went across the top of the bay over the heater which seems a long way around.|
Would appreciate any feedback as the engine is going in next week.
Thanks in advance
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|It will depend on your exhaust type.|
I'm using RV8 through the guards style.
I ran my passenger side forward and down then across the front crossmember, and the drivers side , forward and down. No choice with the rear (with the clutch line)
All this to get the lines as far away from the exhaust as possible.
Also having a line under the heater had real potential for damage when fitting/removing the motor.
|I also use RV8 type manifolds through the inner wings and re-routed the brake lines to avoid the exhaust heat. Perhaps I didnít explain the route for the LH line properly, I didnít mean under the heater, I meant in front of the heater on top of the ledge in the bulkhead Ė if it was damaged installing the engine there would be a lot more damage than just the brake line. :) |
|Dispite every effort to the contary I managed to fetch the damn pipe about 4 good whacks with the 1800 engine when I was getting it out, even managed to get the pipe caught on a projection. Sometimes it is as if though this car is possessed of a boggart, or something. Anyway I got a bit Scarlet O'H and "from this day forth...etc..."|
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