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Author Topic: Rear brake lines  (Read 291 times)

Pappy T

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Rear brake lines
« on: June 03, 2018, 08:43:30 PM »

Hi all, has anyone ' re routed  ' their rear brake lines , rather than dropping fuel tank ?? Got a leaker and would like any suggestions based on experience. Thanks , Pappy
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Rocketman

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Re: Rear brake lines
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 12:18:16 AM »

And then what if the tank needs to be dropped? :D

Having seen some shoddy brake line work, I would not advise this. It needs to be supported every few inches to prevent vibrations causing stress cracking in the lines.

Dropping the tank is not a terribly painful job on this car (providing you can remove the mounting bolts without snapping them or twisting the mounts)
A several day course of pre-emptive PB blasting will help :)
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Pappy T

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Re: Rear brake lines
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 02:02:39 PM »

That's why I asked ! Do have a well seasoned mechanic looking into it , will check it out and maybe as a last resort ..if need be, remove tank . Should not be hard to drop considering it was replaced almost 2 years ago . Will keep posted as to outcome , maybe learn something new !
Thanks !!
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