I bought the Centerline part number BH185 because it is the brake hard line kit they sell for 1971-94 on GTV/Spiders. I bought it because I thought it would save me the effort of cutting lengths of tubing and making the flared fittings. I was wrong.
Has anyone bought and fitted the lines in the kit on one the cars that Centerline is advertising that they fit?
While the flares are well made the kit I received was incomplete in that there weren't the correct number of lines in it to replace all of the hard lines that are in the U.S. version of the left-hand drive GTV 2000.
There are four lengths of tubing missing from the box that Centerline shipped to me:
- two lines that go from the MC to the four port distribution block mounted low on the right inner fender. They are each about 100 cm long with SAE flares on both ends
- one line that goes from this block to the right front brake. That line is circa 57 cm long.
- one line that goes from the distribution block to the female union that connects the 200 cm length of line that runs to the rear of the car. This line has SAE flares on each end.
I called Centerline and told them this and I was told that, yeah, well we buy this kit from Germany and we don't know anything about them. SO TRUE. There is no documentation with the kit, not even a parts list.
Centerline, is there any chance that I was shipped an incomplete kit?
Centerline, please respond to my email message which contains the same statements that I am making here.
After waiting two weeks for Centerline to respond to my email I bought fittings and pipe from Fed Hill to finish the job.
BTW, looking at the brake line schematics for the 105 GTV it doesn't appear that this kit is correct for this model Alfa either.