Impala Tech - Reply to Topic
Brakes & Suspension Conversion Questions & more

Thread: Extending brake lines Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Impala Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
08-06-2019 04:48 PM
Tony Dinh
Quote:
Originally Posted by justjohn View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Dinh View Post
Goin with ABS disc brake system still noob on the whole brake system first time doing a restoration and full brake system. Looks like I’ll be running 1/4 line and splitting it to 3/16 learning a lot along the way. Thanks guys just put in master cylinder doing a whole
Overhaul on front and rear suspension and full brake system.
Really, which one? The expensive Bosch motor sports system that's hard to get even if you can afford it or something else that won't work?
It’s the ABS power brake brand disc brake conversion.
08-06-2019 07:38 AM
justjohn
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Dinh View Post
Goin with ABS disc brake system still noob on the whole brake system first time doing a restoration and full brake system. Looks like Ill be running 1/4 line and splitting it to 3/16 learning a lot along the way. Thanks guys just put in master cylinder doing a whole
Overhaul on front and rear suspension and full brake system.
Really, which one? The expensive Bosch motor sports system that's hard to get even if you can afford it or something else that won't work?
08-05-2019 05:57 PM
Tony Dinh
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayoldschool View Post
There is no need to change the line size to the rear if you are sticking with the stock rear brakes. GM used the 3/16 line until the mid 60s. My 1965 C10 has the same size line.
Goin with ABS disc brake system still noob on the whole brake system first time doing a restoration and full brake system. Looks like I’ll be running 1/4 line and splitting it to 3/16 learning a lot along the way. Thanks guys just put in master cylinder doing a whole
Overhaul on front and rear suspension and full brake system.
08-05-2019 04:28 PM
jayoldschool There is no need to change the line size to the rear if you are sticking with the stock rear brakes. GM used the 3/16 line until the mid 60s. My 1965 C10 has the same size line.
08-05-2019 07:51 AM
wk2hons Yes, I would. I've had several cars of 60's and 70's and the main brake line going to the rear to the rear axle was 1/4" on all of them.
08-04-2019 10:30 PM
Tony Dinh
Quote:
Originally Posted by wk2hons View Post
Your main brake line for the rear coming out of the proportioning valve is 1/4". then when it reaches the rear axle it tees off to each wheel with 3/16". you may have to put a different fitting (size and threads per inch) coming out of the new proportioning valve. You can buy flaring tool sets to double flare the tubing.
Hmm the main valve from front going to rear on my car is 3/16 then it tees off to two 3/16 in the rear. Should I switch this out to a 1/4 then tee off to two 3/16
08-04-2019 04:57 PM
wk2hons Your main brake line for the rear coming out of the proportioning valve is 1/4". then when it reaches the rear axle it tees off to each wheel with 3/16". you may have to put a different fitting (size and threads per inch) coming out of the new proportioning valve. You can buy flaring tool sets to double flare the tubing.
08-02-2019 06:07 PM
Tony Dinh I looked up a YouTube and he was doing a 66 impala disc conversion. He ended up converting his 7/16 -20 used a union to convert it into a 9/16-18 to connect the rear into the prop valve. His line was 1/4 tho. Do I need to convert my rear brake lines to 1/4? Because my current rear brake lines are 3/16
08-02-2019 05:50 PM
Tony Dinh I’m confused on how the brake lines go in. The new proportioning valve is different from the original. Do I have to run all new brake lines?

The proportional valve on the driver side looks like it has one inlet for the driver side front brakes and another inlet for passenger side where there in another proportion valve for the passenger side front brake then it leads to the back brakes. Then the diver side has an outlet of the master cylinder.

On the new proportion valve it has two fronts and one rear inlet. And the rear inlet is a really big inlet that doesn’t fit any of the original brake hard lines.
08-02-2019 10:40 AM
Big Dave You can buy brake line from NAPA in 9", 12", 18", 24", and 36" inch lengths. It has to be double flared with a flaring tool after you put the fitting on the line.

Big Dave
08-02-2019 10:23 AM
jayoldschool Yes, go ahead and bend the lines carefully. However, if the gap is too big you have two solutions. Move the prop valve lower with longer lines FROM the master, or, use a union with a short section of pre-flared line to connect the original line to the prop valve. You can get unions (threaded couplers) and pre-flared lines from any parts store. Or, flare yourself for a custom fit. Note that I am NOT talking about COMPRESSION FITTINGS! Never use on a brake system.
08-02-2019 05:37 AM
68WASAGOODYEAR Don't be afraid to bend them. I don't know if extensions are made, but if they are they are an additional leak point.
08-01-2019 10:52 PM
Tony Dinh
Extending brake lines

Doing a disc brake conversion; wondering how to extend the brake lines because the proportioning valve is higher up than the original. How do i get the brake lines up there.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome