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OK, all i want to know are the options and opinions on the best way of plumbing them in? I would prefer to use goodridge style hose too! ;) I know you can use banjos, but who makes pipes with this fitting? Could I uses Mountain bike fitments?? (Goodridge upgrade kits come with fittings and pipe and you cut to length etc. Never has any problem with the system on my bike, but cars maybe different (it does state on the kit that it's the same kit as F1 cars use! :D )
Anyone know if it is true the earlier brake drum pipes can be used to fit Talbot horizon calipers?
 

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Don't know the answer to your question but there was a bloke on here this week offering to make up s/s Goodridge style hoses to your specification....worth a try? From memory he was looking for £44 a set.

Good luck

PS Are you really in Milngavie?
 

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I went to a local company that makes up hydraulic pipes and he managed to get an angled union fitted to the caliper end of my Goodridge hoses. It cost me about thirty quid I think. I tried to get a banjo fitting but couldn't find one anywhere.
 

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pellandine-sports said:
Don't know the answer to your question but there was a bloke on here this week offering to make up s/s Goodridge style hoses to your specification....worth a try? From memory he was looking for £44 a set.

Good luck

PS Are you really in Milngavie?
Yeah, I posted on his thread ;) . was wondering if he was makingup lengths like I did with the goodridge kit for my bike. Pre made goodridge hoses are only about £50 or so, so need to know what makes his better.

And yes we moved to Milgavie (Pronounced Mullguy, but god know why! :lol: ) in August.)
 

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like anything else, there are various grades of Goodridge/Aeroquip hose. I'd say that MTB stuff is probably not man enough for automotive use, probably using cheaper hose and fittings than the 'real' top grade Automotive stuff. Likewise there is also lots of 'braided hose' out there that is more about looks, and offers no advantage over standard rubber hose.

I used Icore in Slough for mine, their silicone cored aerospace spec pipes solved the problems i had using the standard braided oil hoses on a Ducati powered motorcycle, being both more flexible and having FAR better fittings. They'll make it up to any length i/d and fittings you require.

It's not cheap, but then again.....
 

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And yes we moved to Milgavie (Pronounced Mullguy, but god know why! ) in August.)
I'm not too far away from you in Bishopbriggs but not for long but that's another story. Enjoy the West of Scotland Dan....its good when the weather is.

Oh and its pronounced Mull-guy because after a bottle of Buckfast the locals can't say Milngavie. :incheek:

Cheers

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VielziDub said:
Anyone know if it is true the earlier brake drum pipes can be used to fit Talbot horizon calipers?
yes. on the girling calipers you can make it work...on full lock the hose isnt bent too sharply... banjo's are nicer.
 

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Zebedee said:
Pre '64 bug ones are 470mm long, 65-66 are 440mm and 66> are 380mm.
Thats great. Thanks! :hangloose

Next question, is...is it the pre '64 ones I need?

And if I buy a kit (for this year T1) will the rear flexis be the same as on my '72?
 

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Install an old hose to the caliper and on full lock see how much longer it needs to be to reach the solid line without needing stretching.
I just used 66> drum ones but they really needed to be a inch or so longer to comfortably reach without being strained.

All swing axle rear hoses are the same length at 275mm i think.
 
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