The all-new Front Page News Feed is now live   Read the announcement
MGExp

MGA Forum

Advice Request: brake replacement (total system)

Moss Motors
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor

Grubeguy Avatar
Grubeguy Grube Guy
Washington, DC, USA   USA
I purchased a complete brake system replacement kit some time ago and am finally looking at the potential starting point in a few weeks. I'm looking for tidbits of wisdom and advice from anyone who's already done this. And it's been so long that I frankly have forgotten where the things route and go... Should be easier with the body off, I'm guessing, and without floorboards yet. Pics are always welcome and handy ...

. Hide this ad & support a small business by becoming a Gold Supporting Member
Was this post helpful or interesting?
Yes No Thank
Tbird Avatar
Tbird ET Taylor
Land O Sky, NC, USA   USA
Lot's of good help on here of course.
You'll be able to get a good idea of line routing from the car on Barney's site.
http://mgaguru.com/photos/orig1600.htm

such as this pic.


The floorboard screws can hit the lines - double check the line routing before installing the screws.

I made all my new lines from a roll of stock line I bought at NAPA.
Kept my old lines as patterns and took disassembly pics (below).
The tabs under the frame were a pain.
If the engine is installed the front line that crosses the frame is hard to get in.
Between the low mileage car and pics from folks on here - hopefully you'll have enough info to get it done.
Buy a line/tubing bender....


Attachments:
DSC04067.JPG    36.9 KB
DSC04067.JPG

DSC03523.JPG    65.2 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
Was this post helpful or interesting?
Yes No Thank
Grubeguy Avatar
Grubeguy Grube Guy
Washington, DC, USA   USA
The tube bender I have, but all the old stuff that came with the car I junked, years ago. I thus have no templates I looked for a parts breakout/diagram in Barney's site but didn't find one...

. Hide this ad & support a small business by becoming a Gold Supporting Member
Was this post helpful or interesting?
Yes No Thank
. Hide this ad & support a small business by becoming a Gold Supporting Member

To add your reply, or post your own questions




Registration is FREE and takes less than a minute!


Having trouble posting or changing forum settings?
Read the Forum Help (FAQ) or contact the webmaster