Brakes Brake distribution valve question

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Is the brake distribution valve mounted in the same place in all fox body years??
I need to purchase the correct new short lines that go from it to the Master Cylinder due to a :power booster change.
I " think" I can order the " V8 " booster lines in a newer ( my car is an 83) car if the distribution valve is the same one...
Changed from my pancake booster ( see in pic) to the longer smaller one , NOT a cobra booster.....
Thanks
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My new booster has pushed the Master cylinder forward so the brake lines are now way off...
This " new " booster comes out of a " newer " foxbody, so my thought here is calling a pre bent line place and seeing if I could get just the two lines from the distribution block to the MC for ' whatever year " this booster came from...
Hence my question " is the DB in the same place"?
Here are some pictures, Thanks for the help
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Mustang5L5

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I meant what what MC?

Because those fitting sizes all changes through the years. The PV is a combo of 3/8 and 7/16 flare, while post 87+ masters are metric.

I believe the MM kit you have highlighted is the correct one for your application, assuming you are running the 93 cobra MC. It will work with either the 87-93 booster or the 93 cobra/sn95 booster as they are the same front to back.
 

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Your booster and mc look very similar to the original ones on my 85 GT. My mc-to-pv lines are a curly-cue design, nothing like the ones you show with 90 & 180 degree bends.

I looked around on multiple sites (AmericanMuscle, CJPony, FoxResto, LMR, NAPA, NPD and RockAuto) and couldn't find any that are like mine. That seems odd to me.
 
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Your booster and mc look very similar to the original ones on my 85 GT. My mc-to-pv lines are a curly-cue design, nothing like the ones you show with 90 & 180 degree bends.

I looked around on multiple sites (AmericanMuscle, CJPony, FoxResto, LMR, NAPA, NPD and RockAuto) and couldn't find any that are like mine. That seems odd to me.


Gotta buy it as part of a kit unfortunately.



And if you call up classic tube, they will make you just the two lines you need. You’ll need to call and ask however.

The curled lines are factory correct. Max Motorsports adapters are not that way.
 

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That is a rock auto MC for an 83.... This was ordered a long time ago before any thought of changing out the PB... LOL
I think sstubes is different than Classic..... But it looks like the 85-86 tubes are what I need...
Thanks for getting me in the right direction here... I didn't even think about any of it being Metric.....
Your booster and mc look very similar to the original ones on my 85 GT. My mc-to-pv lines are a curly-cue design, nothing like the ones you show with 90 & 180 degree bends.

I looked around on multiple sites (AmericanMuscle, CJPony, FoxResto, LMR, NAPA, NPD and RockAuto) and couldn't find any that are like mine. That seems odd to me.
While these are new lines ( the two small ones) that came with the kit I purchased, they are exactly like the stock ones that came off of it when using the original Booster as shown in the #1 post here......
Just wanted to say these are correct apparently until Ford went to the booster I installed and went to the " curly Q design".
Although when I ordered this booster the parts houses showed this for a V8 car while the original one I had ( Pancake looking booster) was shown for 4 cylinder cars..... Just saying........
 
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Definitely doesn't look 100% correct. The entire dipstick and tube assembly is sticking up too high. The tube is kinda angled wrong. And the handle loop is facing the wrong direction (looks rotated about 90 degrees or so).

And like Mustang5L5 said, it should be nutted down, to 2 header studs actually. Can't tell if it is or not. As a side note, the Ford accessory chrome dipstick only has 1 attachment point at the header.
 

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The explorer dipstick is black plastic with yellow writing. It is also really long and would angle forward towards the PS pump. The tube is also black. That looks like a mustang dipstick just sitting up higher.

When I do headers for folks I'll bend the factory tube to fit. The factory mustang dipsticks were known to be incorrect. After an oil change I take a file and make my own full marks.
 
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