Brake line colour

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Afternoon all,

Quick question, does anyone know what colour the under bonnet brake lines were when the beast's left the factory? Something in my head says dark Green but can anyone confirm this please?

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That's the colour mine seem to be Wayne, yes.
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pbar wrote: ↑Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:59 pm That's the colour mine seem to be Wayne, yes.
Much appreciated mate πŸ‘

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Hi Wayne,
I've actually studied this subject quite a bit...
they were two different shades of green depending on the circuit, as this photo clearly shows.

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Hi Andrew,

Any recommendations for the colours? I'm detailing my dad's cars engine bay and whilst the engine is out now seems to be a good time for these kind of jobs

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Hi,
more detailed photos from mine.
Maybe could be useful for color tracking. ;)


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Mr B wrote: ↑Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:46 pm Any recommendations for the colours?
Hi Wayne,
The dark green is very similar to Ford Pine Green (that's what I've used on mine).

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I would say that the other green looks like a generic olive green.

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Thanks for all your help guys it's very much appreciated.

Probably a silly question but do you think they used 2 different shades of Green on the 2.8i because of the extra piping for the brake balance valve? Only asking as all of the pics here are of 2.8i's

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I was thinking the same thing Wayne, only because, and as I said earlier, just seems to be dark green on mine. Decades of grime and discolouration however, could play a part :)
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I used lawn green aerosol on one of my cars perfect match for the lighter green pipes.cant for the life of me remember where i got it from
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You lot seriously need to actually get out and drive the things! :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Bug wrote: ↑Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:12 pm You lot seriously need to actually get out and drive the things! :xd: :xd: :xd:
I do!! lol

This particular car is special though so I'm going the extra mile with her but have to admit I'm not to keen on this detailing stuff! πŸ˜”
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I've previously used a few different shades but I have now settled for Olive Green. It is a real ballache preparing and painting the brake pipes but I can't stand to see them not done.
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Bug wrote: ↑Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:12 pm You lot seriously need to actually get out and drive the things! :xd: :xd: :xd:
Could not agree more, you will be driving to Cologne next to put the correct air in the tyres :xd:
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SCP440 wrote: ↑Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:58 pm
Bug wrote: ↑Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:12 pm You lot seriously need to actually get out and drive the things! :xd: :xd: :xd:
Could not agree more, you will be driving to Cologne next to put the correct air in the tyres :xd:
Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass insect cull of the whole route and finally 'wax and polish stations' every 30 miles :lol:

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Mr B wrote: ↑Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:15 pm

Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass insect cull of the whole route and finally 'wax and polish stations' every 30 miles :lol:

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SCP440 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:46 am
Mr B wrote: ↑Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:15 pm

Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass insect cull of the whole route and finally 'wax and polish stations' every 30 miles :lol:

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Joking aside I went to a car show a couple of years ago and a car arrived under its own power and the owner removed the cling film from a lot of the surfaces, the only part of the car that had no cling film was the moving parts and the glass, he then spent 3 to 4 hours cleaning including using a device I can best descibe as a large pipe cleaner to clean inside the exhaust tailpipe. The underside was displayed with mirrors as that was as good as the top the engine bay was so clean you could have eaten your lunch off it. The best bit was the car, it was a Austin Maestro, no MG or Vanden Plas just a 1.6 L in Beige. Some people do need a life.
How much do we want to bet that a certain Mr Fordoholic Nick will now be employing this method next time he takes the car for a drive....??
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SCP440 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:46 am
Mr B wrote: ↑Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:15 pm

Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass insect cull of the whole route and finally 'wax and polish stations' every 30 miles :lol:

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Joking aside I went to a car show a couple of years ago and a car arrived under its own power and the owner removed the cling film from a lot of the surfaces, the only part of the car that had no cling film was the moving parts and the glass, he then spent 3 to 4 hours cleaning including using a device I can best descibe as a large pipe cleaner to clean inside the exhaust tailpipe. The underside was displayed with mirrors as that was as good as the top the engine bay was so clean you could have eaten your lunch off it. The best bit was the car, it was a Austin Maestro, no MG or Vanden Plas just a 1.6 L in Beige. Some people do need a life.
I get where you are coming from but who are we to judge? For some people their car is the most expensive piece of property they own so why not look after it? I remember a time when you were told to get a life for playing computer games...it's now a multi billion pound industry where Hollywood won't even release a big new film in the weeks around a big game release like GTA or Halo.....

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SCP440 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:46 am
Mr B wrote: ↑Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:15 pm

Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass insect cull of the whole route and finally 'wax and polish stations' every 30 miles :lol:

Wayne
Joking aside I went to a car show a couple of years ago and a car arrived under its own power and the owner removed the cling film from a lot of the surfaces, the only part of the car that had no cling film was the moving parts and the glass, he then spent 3 to 4 hours cleaning including using a device I can best descibe as a large pipe cleaner to clean inside the exhaust tailpipe. The underside was displayed with mirrors as that was as good as the top the engine bay was so clean you could have eaten your lunch off it. The best bit was the car, it was a Austin Maestro, no MG or Vanden Plas just a 1.6 L in Beige. Some people do need a life.
I read a book about the SAS where they described wrapping their turds in clingfilm and taking them back with them.
This seems to be exactly the same.................... :xd:
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Bug wrote: ↑Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:36 am
SCP440 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:46 am
Mr B wrote: ↑Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:15 pm

Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass insect cull of the whole route and finally 'wax and polish stations' every 30 miles :lol:

Wayne
Joking aside I went to a car show a couple of years ago and a car arrived under its own power and the owner removed the cling film from a lot of the surfaces, the only part of the car that had no cling film was the moving parts and the glass, he then spent 3 to 4 hours cleaning including using a device I can best descibe as a large pipe cleaner to clean inside the exhaust tailpipe. The underside was displayed with mirrors as that was as good as the top the engine bay was so clean you could have eaten your lunch off it. The best bit was the car, it was a Austin Maestro, no MG or Vanden Plas just a 1.6 L in Beige. Some people do need a life.
I read a book about the SAS where they described wrapping their turds in clingfilm and taking them back with them.
This seems to be exactly the same.................... :xd:
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