|October 26, 2010 - With the intake done, it's time to work on the brakes.|
The master cylinder and the calipers are in place, but every line has to be custom-built. It's not the first time I've done this - I've built the braking systems on two of my cars from scratch and modified a couple of others - but that doesn't make it easy.
I started by picking up a roll of brake line. You can buy pre-flared lengths of line with the fittings already installed, but you get a cleaner fit if you cut and flare your own. I've learned the hard way that brake flaring tools are one spot where it makes sense to spend money. A good tool makes better flares, is easier to use and won't break in half after a couple of tries like a good one.