like that you used the hole in the top tree to junction the hoes on the T100. The next hose goes straight to the Tee...?
Yes, I did it that way because, as I say, I was after "looks standard at twenty paces".
list of the bits.
easily cut to size if bought in bulk...?
Yes, wrap the hose tightly with 'gaffer tape' (cloth tape sticky on one side) where you want to cut, cut through tape and hose with a hacksaw or Dremel cut-off wheel - tape stops the braid splaying.
In GB, Goodridge supply hose in multiples of 1 metre; if you're happy to have all pieces with the same-colour plastic coating, one metre will probably do all the pieces from master to caliper.
I'll PM you a full list of Goodridge part numbers and hose lengths fyi. Goodridge have always put assembly instructions in the back of their catalogues; 'til recently, they had their last (2015) full catalogue online but have recently taken it down;
The link to similar instructions on one their British resellers' websites is below but I'll also include it in the PM.
Buy some extra hose just incase.... Very easy to wish you did it different. I sometimes just plain mess it up & spoil that hose. Plus you may need some spare to practice
Mmmm ... basically Assembly Instructions For Goodridge 600 Series Brake (& Clutch) Hoses
In addition, before "Step 1":-
. If I'm making up more than one piece of hose, I start with the longest distance between two components, on the basis that, if I do cut the hose too short, I can use the cut length between two components closer together ...
. I connect the fittings to the components without their Sockets and Olives, so the fittings' spigots are exposed.
. I slide the hose end on to one spigot and hold the hose up against the other spigot - I move the hose to and fro against the second spigot so I can see how the hose curves out of each fitting - I'm aiming to have the finished hose exiting from both sockets in line with the fitting before it curves towards the other fitting; if the hose isn't in line with the fitting, I made the hose too short.
. When I think I'm happy with the hose length, I measure it, round the measurement up to the next-nearest centimetre (or half-inch, whatever suits you) and gaffer-tape across the new measurement.
. Final check before "Step 1", I check the new hose measurement between the two relevant fittings' spigots. If I'm not happy, I repeat the last two steps. If one or both fittings' spigots are awkward to reach, and I'm not sure if I've got the length correct, I'll add one or two centimetres before cutting.
Before "Step 2":-
. Once I've cut the hose to length, I slide it on to both fittings' spigots to see how it looks. If it's too long - not in line with the fittings and first curving away from the other fitting before curving towards it - I gaffer-tape and cut off one centimetre at a time 'til I'm happy with the line. Sounds a bit tedious but I (almost
) never end up with any hoses too short. If you think you've cut off one too many centimetres or half-inches, adding the Olives at each end increases the hose length a little ...
"Step 3" onwards. At "Step 5" (fitting the olives), be aware you will stab your finger on the braid ...
your perfect custom fit before moving on to the next hose/task.