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Unread 04-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
agear
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extended RUSSELL brake line HELP!

I have some new russell front brake lines to account for my suspension lift , however I'm not sure how they install. I'm worried about the alignment of the hole in the brake line (for fluid) with the hole in the screw(for fluid). The factory brake line screw uses a washer on the mounting block of the brake line and if you were to leave it out it would change the alignment of the holes in the screw and the brake line. I can't tell whether to reuse the washer with the new line. The factory washers also seem to be like a gasket with the mounting block on the line machined for it. There is space around the screw after it's in the hole. So I begin to conclude that it doesn't matter and I don't have to reuse the washer. Also the mounting block on the new brake lines are slightly thicker than on the old lines. Anybody install these before and know the whether to use the washer or not ?

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1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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I would think you need the washer still. Reuse them or take them down to the local NAPA store and get a replacement.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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They are copper sealing washers. You need to get new ones. One on each side of the block.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Brakes are brakes first off never reuse the copper-washer.make sure you have enough travel on the line that nothing is stressed. Bleed as follows right rear left rear right front left front
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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention a copper sealing washer on both sides of that banjo bolt and tighten down good,
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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #6
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My expert b.i.l. Said use 'em too. I bought some. Thanks
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1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.
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