Originally Posted by Alan Bumbaugh
Did you use the stock length primary braided break lines? Any problems with kinking or interfering with pedal action? About how far down from the top angle?
Yes, they were the stock length braided lines and no, no issues with them kinking or interfering with the pedals.
When I first built the plane I used the plastic brake lines over to the passenger side. When I had it home for the engine replacement, I replaced all the interior lines with braided SS lines.
To fill the brake lines I bought a $10 chemical spray from my local big box store (Lowes) to push the fluid into the system. A pressurized "tool" is required to get all the air bubbles out. I cut the tip off the wand, inserted a 3/16" barb x 3/16" barb splicer (Lowe's part number A-95), and then inserted a 1/4" clear hose on the other end of the barb.* Loosen the nipple on the caliper, this is requires a 1/4" socket. Pressurize the container and squirt away. Do not get the small chemical sprayer because it is shorter, the air pump will be in the brake fluid and will put air bubbles in it when you pump it up.
To catch the brake fluid, I modified a small bottle from the auto parts store that is designed so you can bleed your car brakes by yourself. Pick up a 1/4" threaded section, a 1/4" x 1/8" tube to female pipe coupling with insert (Lowe's part number A-15), and some 1/8" clear vinyl hose.