I can hear regular readers groaning “he’s not on that brake hose subject again” however a bit of thought about this one is definitely worthwhile if you are restoring a car or doing a major overhaul of a brake system.
A company called BrakeQuip has gained Department of Transport and Regional Services approval for a Component Registration Number #30886 to manufacture stainless steel braid covered Teflon brake hoses. What attracts me is that teflon hoses have an infinite life in aeroplanes and are miles superior to the old cloth/rubber hoses, which only have a life of 6 years in an aeroplane engine bay.
There are also a number of other claims including less elasticity in the brake system giving firmer pedal pressure without sponginess and therefore increased efficiency particularly under heavy braking. They are slightly more expensive than rubber hoses typically costing around $65 each
They appear to have set up a number of outlets and franchised agents to make these hoses on the spot. . I found two in Pine Rivers, one at Brendale and one at Lawnton.
They make them on the spot to your specific requirements by copying your old hoses. They have a website which is www.braidedhoses.com.au.