The Steps to Complete Restoration
4. The Brakes

I bought new master cylinder and brake lines. The master cylinder is the bus type and has the brake fluid reservoir built into the top (WRONG!). The Bus Master cylinder has a larger diameter and requires too much pedal pressure to stop your car. Use the master cylinder that matches your brakes!

You always need to look closley at your brake lines. If they are cracked or you can't blow through them easily, then replace them. Rubber brake lines are required in most states because their failure mode is to plug up rather than leak. The stainless steel brake lines are more durable, but when they fail, you lose your brakes!

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