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Author Topic: Stainless Brake Line Kit P/N Z91174  (Read 655 times)

heloego

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Stainless Brake Line Kit P/N Z91174
« on: October 01, 2013, 02:10:17 AM »
Just received it, and though it looks good, comparison of the hose end fittings and the banjo fittings leaves me confused.
The hose has standard fittings with a beveled receptacle (like an AN fitting).
The banjo fittings all have barbed ends with what appears to be a compression ring around them.
I work with AN hardware all the time and see no way to make the two fit.
Anyone have any experience with the RE kit from Nfield Gear? This sett appears very mismatched.
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Re: Stainless Brake Line Kit P/N Z91174
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 04:13:52 AM »
Give them a call at 1-800-358-0938 and ask them what your supposed to do with the mismatched pieces.
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Re: Stainless Brake Line Kit P/N Z91174
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 12:05:31 PM »
Will have to do it at work today.
The Fork Gaiters Kit (won't fit C5), Round Cap Conversion Kit (cap too big), and Brake Line Kit all need to go back.  :(
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Re: Stainless Brake Line Kit P/N Z91174
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 02:00:02 AM »
Spoke with Tim today and explained the issues. He issued me an RMA immediately! I'll use the credit to replace my trafficators! Yay!  ;D
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Re: Stainless Brake Line Kit P/N Z91174
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 04:26:02 AM »
Out of curiosity, I looked in the NFG catalog and found the Z91174 hose.

The photo shows the banjo fittings with what looks like a 37 degree (AN/SAE) male end.  Of course I can't see into the ends of the hose but the swivel hex fittings look like they would be for a standard 37 degree fittings.

Course, after doing some digging I find there are French, German, British, Japanese and American versions of these and they don't interface with each other.

I think if NFG is going to offer braided brake lines it would be best to have the banjo fittings installed directly on the hose.  That eliminates a leak path and the possibility of trying to attach the wrong design ends to the hose.
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Re: Stainless Brake Line Kit P/N Z91174
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 05:13:07 AM »
If they're truly "AN" fittings then they meet a US Military Standard.  Maybe we go to the UN and force US standards on everyone.  After all, we buy the most junk from them and they deserve it for trying to force metric on us.  Can anyone actually picture a Meter or a Liter of anything?  I picture 3 inches past a yardstick and a little more than a quart.  ;D  Forget Whitworth!  Only the Brits could come up with that....
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Re: Stainless Brake Line Kit P/N Z91174
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 02:51:40 AM »
Re the Round Cap kit. Decided to keep it after I found one at a local bone yard for cheap. Doesn't look bad if you ignore the replacement flange that came with the kit.  :D
Re the Fork Gaiters: Ordered a set from Lowbrow Customs for a reasonable price. Spent about 2 hours working them over the fork extension flanges, but they eventually went on. Now I'm not so sure about them, dammit.
Ordered 2ea stainless 3/8", 45 degree banjo fittings and a 3/8"x34" stainless hose from a local Jap dealer.  Totaled $0.75 less than the kit from NFG, I got matched parts, and it installed with no trouble at all. brake action is better now, too.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2013, 03:38:40 AM by heloego »
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