brake line question...it broke off at the backing plate nut

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brake line question...it broke off at the backing plate nut

Post by surfbug1 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:23 am

question...

I broke a brake line, and it needs to be repaired first....before I try out my new topline lowered suspension!! yea....two weeks of night work on the 71 super...saved myself 400 bucks...kinda like a part time job, right?

it broke off right where it goes into the backing plate, I have drum brakes 71 super....

can I take off the nut, and reflare the brake line tube, and put it back together?

Just wanted to know what is back there behind the little nut on the backing plate and if I could repair it....

I will look for my self soon enough....

big al

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Post by Victor H » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:07 pm

Hi Al,
You'll need to replace the brake line, that;s the easiest thing to do. Advance Auto parts sells european brake lines with the bubble flare, just bring in your old one for length and they'll supply a replacement.

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Post by surfbug1 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:38 pm

wow....

thats easy

thanks

how about auto zone?

next...how do I bleed the brakes....by myself I need special brakders and special tools....right?

big al surfbug1

thanks

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Post by surfbug1 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:47 pm

I got the lines from auto zone....

3/16 lines...which equals 4.7 mm

european brake lines....made by ags company.....

these will work, right?

big al

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Post by sideshow » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:01 am

I hope so, I use that for my brakes also.

While the replacement line's od isn't metric it is the ends and fittings that matter.

Don't worry about bleeding all you really need is a lenght of clear hose (to fit on the bleeder screw) and a old clear plastic bottle.
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Post by surfbug1 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:37 am

hey siddeshow....

tel me more about the brake bleeding with thte clear hose andbottle......


I am wondering how I can bleed the brakes myself, it sounds like you have a good idea....

how do you bleed the brakes with those items?

thanks

big al

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Post by sideshow » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:43 am

Brake bleeding is sometimes viewed as a black art. In reality it is boring PINTA job, not hard just unpleasant.

Skip the fancy tools, all it is time getting up & down. Just flush the system a little without letting a lot of air inside and you will be fine. The fancy tool I use can be replicated for only a few pennys more than these guys want;
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... mber=37201

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Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Post by surfbug1 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:16 pm

I am doing the old two man system now....it is working slowly but surely...

thanks...

big al

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