Resurrecting an old FAQ thread here I know. I learned a lot from this thread - thank you. Hoping for clarification on the clutch hydraulic hose:
Originally Posted by pat8942
JMO but $75 for a hose and 3 fittings seems a little steep, for a few more dollars ($120) you could buy a pre-bled slave/master assy. and eliminate any headaches of air in the system.
I agree- $75 seems a bit tall. It would seem (since this is a common upgrade) that a simple adapter fitting for the slave-to-line would be made by someone? Is this available to anyone's knowledge? The braided line looks nice and is an upgrade over stock, but then again if it gets damaged it doesn't sound like NAPA on a Sunday afternoon could help me...
Originally Posted by bigredcherokee
...about the hose was that I wanted to reduce the number for breaks in the line so to ward off any other points of possible failure. I could have taken both lines and cut and spice them with presss fittings but I didn't want to run the chance of a leak or the plastic breaking...
So this is a plastic
hydraulic line? It isn't plastic over woven metal over silicone core? So a collar/crimp/barb fitting isn't available?
I understand limiting the "points of failure" but I was hoping to stick with auto-parts-store availability for as much as possible for everything I can't weld, modify, or fabricate out of my tool box. If I didn't have a budget and/or I was racing I would just order two like OP did and be done with it.
Parts availability: Makes me wonder if I couldn't make up hardlines out of brake line and use an over-the-counter flexible brake line from body to the bellhousing. I have bulk line and double- and bubble-flaring tools. I am making up a binder of my parts, part numbers, and donor sources for future reference so maintenance/breakage issues won't require reinventing the wheel LOL and I am trying to stay away from custom or one-off parts like I said.
Newbie questions- I hope I don't sound too ignorant here. Just planning for my 4.2 install into my '91YJ in a couple of weeks.