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routing of brake pipes - S1 elan

PostPost by: sebring » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:12 pm

has anyone out there got photos they could 'post' showing the route and shape of the brake pipes from the rear 'T' piece to the sub-frame turret connection points to flexible pipes; both sides of car would be a great help. As i am building car up from a box of parts i have no reference or existing patterns to copy
many thanks in anticipation
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:38 pm

The Service Parts List will give you a fairly good idea of the routing. The hard and flexible brake lines are illustrated clearly in Section J. If you don't have the Service Parts List try the online copy at RD Enterprises' web site:
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:49 pm

Here try these -
to the point made earlier , yo might want to track down an early service manual and parts list .

Rbrake-1.JPG and
rbrake-2.JPG and
rbrake-3.jpg and
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PostPost by: RotoFlexible » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:07 pm

Here are some before-and-after photos from my S2 (S1 should be the same). The "before" photos are not quite original - the chassis was replaced in the '70's and the original brake lines were moved to the new chassis, as far as I can tell. The "after" photos are my attempt to replicate the originals.
brakelines_0006.JPG and
Original brake lines, junction, seen from right rear wheel well.
brakelines_0004.JPG and
Original brake lines, right rear.
brakelines_0003.JPG and
Original brake lines, left rear.
brakelines_0002.JPG and
New brake lines, left rear corner (frame inverted).
brakelines_0001.JPG and
New brake lines, right rear corner (frame inverted)
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PostPost by: sebring » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:57 pm

thanks to all, just what i needed
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