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Patrick Ertel
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Need brake line photos

#1 Post by Patrick Ertel » Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:15 am

A previous owner put a 644 transmission and B brakes in my '56 coupe. They cobbled together some brake lines that have worked for many years, but I want to put things right. I need a photo of the locations of the two mounts that clamp to the axle tube. I know mine are wrong, but I don't know what configuration is correct.
Also, I'm going to replace the line in the tunnel. It looks like a formidable job. Has anyone here done it? Any advice?
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Re: Need brake line photos

#2 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:29 am

When I did my tunnel line I did it in two pieces with a connector near the gearshift. That may have made it a little easier, but a one piece line isn’t so hard to do either.
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Re: Need brake line photos

#3 Post by Patrick Ertel » Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:55 am

Martin,
Thanks, I'm specifically interested in where the hold-down clips are located inside the tunnel.
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Re: Need brake line photos

#4 Post by Brad Ripley » Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:01 pm

Hunt around previous posts in this chat group for photos of the underside of the tunnel. There have been several in the recent past.

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Re: Need brake line photos

#5 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:30 pm

This link might help some. May not be true for a 56 but my c had to of the fold over fasteners one front and 1 rear as in the piture in the link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45972&p=340456&hili ... ne#p340456
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Re: Need brake line photos

#6 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:43 pm

Here is a center tunnel with 1 brake like still in it from an open bottom. Looks like 3 fold over fasteners in addition to the rubber plugs at firewall and end of tunnel. Sorry but I do not know year of this tunnel
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Re: Need brake line photos

#7 Post by Jim Liberty » Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:42 pm

I always replace the tunnel brake line with a 7mm SS line. It is not a difficult job with one piece. If this old geezer can do it anyone can. ............Jim.
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