wtb, rear disc brake fittings

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    71rs72012 New Member

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    :( After taking over a project when I got my car I found out it has rear axle from a 79 firebird with disc brakes...however it had no calipers. Upon replacing the calipers I learned of some apparently very rare brass fittings that connect the calipers to the hard lines. Needless to say I can't find any...was told could only get them off of a car that already had them on it. Anyone have any? Or any other ideas?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/67SS427/bottomrestorearendb-1.jpg


    Above is a link featuring the brass block I am referring to...
     
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    I would think a rubber banjo type hose would work. If you find some blocks, expect to pay $50+ for them.

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    I'd pay the $50 for them at this point....

    I've already spent the money for the factory bent hard lines so I was trying to get the factory blocks. If I don't find some soon I guess I will have to have new hoses made.
     
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    I might be interested in selling you mine....I have rear TA disc on my car, but expect to upgrade to C5 or BAER. Are you in need of JUST the blocks? I also have scarebird metal arms on my calipers.

    If you are so inclined, what you do is run a short banjo hose from the caliper to about 4-5 inches inward. Cut the factory brake line, flare it and connect it to the hose. You will need to find a way to secure it all from moving around.
     
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    I am going to try a rear brake line from a 2000 blazer today, if I cant get that match up I will definitely be interested in your blocks. and, yes, the blocks are all I need...
     
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    try front brake lines for a chevette. that is what is commonly used when doing a rear disc conversion on a 14 bolt rear axle.
     
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    for some reason I think a chevette may be just as hard to find parts for as 79 firebird or 79 Seville are...haha

    I have searched the area for cadillacs being parted out to with no luck
     
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    I've gone to the parts store and bought chevette brake lines no problem.
     
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    I will for sure keep that in mind if the S10 ones don't work. Any year in particular?
     

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