Hi, I am intrigued by some of the issues raised here. I am in the process of replacing and renovating my TLS front brakes.
They are on an 88 chassis and were leaking and filthy and therefore worth sorting!
I have all new cylinders, shoes and rear pipes all sorted out Left and Right, so far all good. After repiping the cylinders with new preformed pipes it is apparent that the preformed pipe on the lower cylinder is impeded by the lower swivel pin.
Options are, a) to deform the pipe to allow true 12 and 6 o'clock orientation of the cylinders, b) rotate cylinders to 10 and 4 o'clock thus no contact between pipes and swivel pin or c) bin preformed pipes and make up pipes to fit.
Having read through the posts I realise that option b) is non standard (on removal they were 12 and 6 o'clock) but why would it perform less well than standard ?
I am not concerned by bleeding issues as I will remove and go with the horizontal method!