Replacing brake lines
#1
Has anyone replaced all the hard lines in their Mach 1? I'm replacing all mine and was able to worm the front to rear line ok but the front is kicking my arse. Its the one that goes from the brake distribution box (driver's side)over to the passenger front caliper. I'd rather not have to remove a ton of stuff to worm it in but its not looking very promising. Any suggestions?
Reply
#2
Well that was fun. I ended up having to cut the front line that goes from the master cylinder to the right front brake. Put a flare and a union and it went together perfectly. Now just trying to bleed all the air out. Almost ready for a test drive
Reply
#3
(12-17-2020, 08:16 AM)JackWagon3 Wrote: Has anyone replaced all the hard lines in their Mach 1? I'm replacing all mine and was able to worm the front to rear line ok but the front is kicking my arse. Its the one that goes from the brake distribution box (driver's side)over to the passenger front caliper. I'd rather not have to remove a ton of stuff to worm it in but its not looking very promising. Any suggestions?

Hi Jack,

I'm in the UK so getting brake lines (and help / info) isn't always easy, you said you managed to "worm" the front to rear line in?
Mine is solid on the hose fitting on the back and am thinking of just adding a "straight coupler" where the tunnel ends and making a new short pipe to the hose fitting bracket, but I would prefer to have a one piece line if possible.
Can you tell me how you managed to fit the pipe ( did you have a lift to get the car in the air or was it on axle stands which is how I would have to do it) so I can see if it is worth me trying or not.

Cheers
Jeff
Reply
#4
Yea I had it on jackstands as high as I could get it. The front to back one really wasn't too bad. I left the drive shaft in place too. I started right before the transmission and fed it towards the rear. Hooking it up to the master cylinder was a bit tricky though. Just be patient with that end. It will bend a little for you to get around the brake booster but be careful not to kink it at all. Only get one shot at it. As far as making a splice in the line,  try to avoid that as much as possible. Just one more spot to leak from. And be sure to use a union if you have to cut the line anywhere.
Reply
#5
(02-11-2021, 01:25 AM)JackWagon3 Wrote: Yea I had it on jackstands as high as I could get it. The front to back one really wasn't too bad. I left the drive shaft in place too. I started right before the transmission and fed it towards the rear. Hooking it up to the master cylinder was a bit tricky though. Just be patient with that end. It will bend a little for you to get around the brake booster but be careful not to kink it at all. Only get one shot at it. As far as making a splice in the line,  try to avoid that as much as possible. Just one more spot to leak from. And be sure to use a union if you have to cut the line anywhere.
Thanks for that, I'll see what I can get in the way of pipes here and give it a go  Thumbup
Reply
#6
Not sure if these guys send to you but you should check out Kentuckymustang.com. I get nearly all my parts from them and they deal only in OEM parts and are awesome to deal with. And they know their $hit. Also helps that they're only 20 minutes from my house too..
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Install a Power Brake Booster on a 71-73 Mustang Mach 1 Club 2 11,844 08-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Last Post: Steven Harris
  Rear Drum Brake Replacement Ski1917 1 6,068 07-20-2014, 02:50 PM
Last Post: Steven Harris
  Where to get spring clips to hold outer brake pad? Holychrome 7 13,438 09-29-2012, 10:32 PM
Last Post: Holychrome
  Rear Brake Shoes mlp40 2 7,506 04-23-2011, 09:05 AM
Last Post: don29163
  brake shoe size patrickgtr 8 14,940 01-19-2011, 12:47 PM
Last Post: c9zx
  1973 Mustang Drum Brake Assembly Diagram Mach 1 Club 0 5,410 07-20-2010, 04:08 AM
Last Post: Mach 1 Club

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Latest Threads
Engine mounts
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
Today 10:55 AM
» Replies: 11
» Views: 8409
First post
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
03-02-2021 08:41 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 151
New user with a valve cover issue
Last Post: Robg
03-01-2021 10:28 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 118
Another new guy
Last Post: qwiksvo
02-25-2021 12:38 AM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 293
"Jacobra"
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
02-24-2021 08:57 PM
» Replies: 79
» Views: 89171
Ready for Spring
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
02-22-2021 11:17 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 338
table top car show
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
02-22-2021 11:16 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 213
Mystery connector on A Pillar
Last Post: Gene Beauchamp
02-19-2021 01:49 PM
» Replies: 14
» Views: 7293
Let Him Deal With Her
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
02-18-2021 09:43 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 1100
Replacing brake lines
Last Post: JackWagon3
02-11-2021 03:17 AM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 1030
O E M 70-73 hurst shifter rods
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
02-03-2021 05:09 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 472
California evaporative emissions
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-24-2021 02:07 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 989
Hotchkis coils?
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-20-2021 02:35 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 740
Look up VIN by search of previous owner?
Last Post: AG_71Mach1
01-20-2021 09:38 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 554
1969 Mustang Mach 1 R Code Value
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-20-2021 08:05 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 563
Opticalrectomitis
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-16-2021 02:57 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 2854
Olympics Question
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-16-2021 02:42 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 947
New member
Last Post: Limeyboy
01-16-2021 11:02 AM
» Replies: 18
» Views: 1783
44 Magnum
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-15-2021 11:11 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 516
wiring problem
Last Post: JackWagon3
01-14-2021 11:58 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 7946

>