For those of you who have ever dreaded doing brake lines...

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F8DZ-2C287-AA full front to rear brake lines from Ford. Just bought it for my Gen 3, I'll let you know how it goes. And the price? $70 well worth the saved stress.
 

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everything from the rear to the front is the same Gen I-Gen 3. There may be a minor difference at the very front where they screw in. Took me 30 minutes start to finish, not including bleeding.
 

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So what all was included with that Ford part number? two lines from the biasing valve to the ABS block/controller?
 

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I am guessing these were just the flex lines (rubber hoses). Either way, nice find - zak
 

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Is this both steel brake lines from the front to the rear for 70 dollars? Also where did you get it? Oh NM I just reread your post, I take it you bought it at your local ford dealer.
 
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rear brake line from....

Does that includes two line from rear distributor(bias valve) to rear caliper hose. I defintely need the longest line to rear right caliper hose as it start to rot!
 

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No, that part number only covers the 2 front to rear lines. It's been awhile since I've looked at Gen I/II rear brake lines, but I'm sure you could modify a Gen III line to work for you. Your local ford dealer should stock the line or be able to order it for you. Worse comes to worse, you can measure the length, obtain a length of 3/16" line from your local parts store, bend it to fit and take it to a local garage to put the ISO bubble flares on it.
 

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No, that part number only covers the 2 front to rear lines. It's been awhile since I've looked at Gen I/II rear brake lines, but I'm sure you could modify a Gen III line to work for you. Your local ford dealer should stock the line or be able to order it for you. Worse comes to worse, you can measure the length, obtain a length of 3/16" line from your local parts store, bend it to fit and take it to a local garage to put the ISO bubble flares on it.

The front-to-back ones that fit 1993-1995 (at least) are F3DZ-2C287-AA which are obsolete. The front distribution block and the rear distribution block changed in 1996, so you will be modifying the front and rear ends of the lines to make the Gen III parts fit a Gen I/II.

The front ABS line bundle for 94-95 (at least) is F4DZ-2C296-A, also obsolete.

We are looking at having reproductions made of both parts for ABS Gen II (should fit Gen I, we hope), as well as the rear and front lines, with stainless steel line.
 

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I just replaced all the brake lines from the distribution block in the front to the bias block in the rear, and then the two lines to the calipers. If you do want to tackle this project, its not that hard, just make sure you have all the right information. I used a standard 45 degree double flaring tool. I used adapters at the blocks for the iso flares. The weird thing is that the front block uses m-10 bubble flare fittings, then m-12 fittings in the bias block from the front. Then m-10 fittings out to the calipers. The really strange part is the end of the lines going to the soft lines for the calipers. The passenger side is standard inverted flare with a 3/8 24 fitting, while the driver side is the same but with a 7/16 24 fitting.
 

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I just replaced all the brake lines from the distribution block in the front to the bias block in the rear, and then the two lines to the calipers. If you do want to tackle this project, its not that hard, just make sure you have all the right information. I used a standard 45 degree double flaring tool. I used adapters at the blocks for the iso flares. The weird thing is that the front block uses m-10 bubble flare fittings, then m-12 fittings in the bias block from the front. Then m-10 fittings out to the calipers. The really strange part is the end of the lines going to the soft lines for the calipers. The passenger side is standard inverted flare with a 3/8 24 fitting, while the driver side is the same but with a 7/16 24 fitting.

The block at the front is actually a series of female M10 nuts inside the plastic, with a regular double flare inside the nut. The M10 male fitting on the end of the brake line (with the iso bubble) threads into this, so the double flare mates to the bubble flare.

The oddball flexible line ends are part of the reason that off-the-shelf brake stainless flex lines don't work for our cars - they have to be Taurus specific. Before Taurus-specific stainless flex lines came out, people would cut the wierd fitting off the end of the hard line and flare a more 'normal' fitting onto it, or do what TCE did and weld adaptors up (to, say, AN) from actual OEM brake lines ends. The latter means that the adaptor will fit the OEM bracketry, of course, unlike some of the aftermarket stainless flex lines, which may require you to file the keyways out of the OEM brackets.
 

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just did the lines in my gen II the 2 from front to back and the 1 from left to right. i got the lines from carquest with the iso flare. cost me $25.00 for the 3 lines and took me an hour or so of time.
 

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Honestly I paid $5 for some brake line and fittings and then bent a big piece of it to resemble the section that rotted out of my SHO. The rotten part of the lines is completely gone and I didn't have to do a complete swap. Not to say a total swap is a bad thing, just saying that if you can just cut out the bad part and put in a new section then it works great.
 

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We are looking at having reproductions made of both parts for ABS Gen II (should fit Gen I, we hope), as well as the rear and front lines, with stainless steel line.

We have these in hand, just need to install them on a car to prove they fit. This is every hard line on the car - 2 from the MC to the ABS module, 1 from the module to the LF flex line and 3 from the module to the distribution block, including the female fittings to go in the block - i.e. the 'ABS bundle', followed by the rest of the hard lines (block to RF, 2 block to rear bias valve, 2 rear bias valve to rear flex lines). The 2 front-rear long lines are cut in half and unioned for shipping/ease of installation (or if someone only wants the front or rear half), as is the RF line.

We will announce pricing of the kit and individual lines shortly.
 

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I was proud of myself, so i had to post this. I bought a 25 foot coil of 3/16 for $20 and bent this myself. it's not perfect but i think it will work. i cut off and reused the ends since mine were not damaged. also, i did note as someone mentioned the bubble flare ends, it seems to me that the first step of the double flaring tool makes a similar end, i'll let you know if it leaks or not. The 25 feet was enough for both front to back lines, but not quite enough to do the rear crossover line.
 

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Yet again, the SHO NUT comes through!

Great job MR. & MRS. NUT!!!!

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P.S.

I sure hope you make the convention this year!!! We really missed you both!
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We have these in hand, just need to install them on a car to prove they fit. This is every hard line on the car - 2 from the MC to the ABS module, 1 from the module to the LF flex line and 3 from the module to the distribution block, including the female fittings to go in the block - i.e. the 'ABS bundle', followed by the rest of the hard lines (block to RF, 2 block to rear bias valve, 2 rear bias valve to rear flex lines). The 2 front-rear long lines are cut in half and unioned for shipping/ease of installation (or if someone only wants the front or rear half), as is the RF line.

We will announce pricing of the kit and individual lines shortly.

Is there any news on this? The outer long line just started leaking on mine :(
 

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