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If you are not doing a restoration I would sell the 79 only parts on eBay (don't give them away) and switch to the later setup.

This allows using normal pipes and eliminates the monkey motion on the 79 brake. I think the same asshole designed that as that designed the crossover shifter linkage!

The later brake setup is plentiful and easy to find.

The later oil tanks bolt in and hold an extra quart of oil also.
Is there somewhere I can read more about this process?? I didn’t realize until buying a ‘79 and looking into pipe options how limited the selection was haha.
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Oops! that might be an EVO. (but same parts)
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