Front Drum Brake Lines

Brakes, Suspension, Rims and Tires

  1. Dylan Galvin

    Dylan Galvin New Member

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    I'm swapping to discs on my 66 Monaco. I've attached a pictur showing the line from the master connecting to the line attached to the drum. I have no clue how to undo it. How do I?
     
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    Dylan Galvin New Member

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  3. TxDon

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    Just loosen the smaller fitting and remove. The larger hose fitting will be held in place by the bracket but a wrench on it is good insurance. Apply plenty of penetrant to the steel line and fitting and use line wrenches not regular open end type.
     
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  4. stubs300

    stubs300 Senior Member

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    I'm guessin someone doesn't have a FSM?
     
  5. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    ^This^

    This is the type of wench you want. Sometimes these are also called flare nut wrenches.

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  6. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    There's also a clip that holds the hose to the tab. Looks like this:
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  7. Dylan Galvin

    Dylan Galvin New Member

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    Thank you all for the help! This is my first time working on a car and always appreciate it. I'll be sure to grab the necessary tools.
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    This is kind of an ambitious project for the first time.

    I'm hoping you have someone to look over your shoulder.
     
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  9. TxDon

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    Big John is right, a regular brake job requires some knowledge and experience and a disc conversion needs a lot more. You should have a paper copy of the factory shop manual and I hope your conversion kit has a good instruction manual. If you haven't already done so, do a lot of research before you turn a wrench. Search here for applicable threads but do not just trust online forums or youtube videos, look for some professionally done sources. Good luck!
     
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    unless it's this one. these guys rule. a big thanks to all who help.
     
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    What brake conversion are you using? I will be looking at doing my 66 300 when the existing drums need new shoes.
     
  12. Dylan Galvin

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    Went all out with the willwood kit, believe the rotors are 12.19".