what size brake Line - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > what size brake Line

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!! You asked, we deliver!Stainless Steel Door Hinge PinsPoly Door Hinge Bushings

Reply
Unread 01-27-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
SonicR1
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CenCal
Posts: 1,495
what size brake Line

After starting to replace the Master Cylinder, I have realized that all the fittings, are some how siezed to the line, and removing them just twisted everything up... so now I get to re-run brake line.

What size line is it for a 74 CJ5???

SonicR1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-27-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
Boodyrider
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,526
99% sure it's gonna be 3/16. Be real unusual not to be for that year. Salvage the fittings though, some may be hard to replace.
__________________
97 TJ Sport - 4.0/HP D30 w ARB/8.8 w LS/4.88s; 35s and flat fenders on 2.5 lift

84 CJ7; frame off restoration in progress.

The technical advice you get from me here is worth exactly what you paid me for it. Warranty issues will be reimbursed at double what you paid me for the advice.
Boodyrider is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-27-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
SonicR1
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CenCal
Posts: 1,495
How do I salvage them? the manual says once they are not repairable...
SonicR1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-27-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
Boodyrider
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,526
Cut the line off near the fittings. Grind or drill away the line until you can poke the stub of line out of the fitting. Use those fittings, after cleaning, on the new line, making your own double flares. A decent double flare kit usable for anything but stainless line costs maybe 45 bucks. You'll then be able to make lines to any exact length you need anytime you like, instead of relying on unions and whatever length the local parts store has in stock.

It'll easily pay for itself, as your CJ5 will likely need fuel as well as brake lines over time.
__________________
97 TJ Sport - 4.0/HP D30 w ARB/8.8 w LS/4.88s; 35s and flat fenders on 2.5 lift

84 CJ7; frame off restoration in progress.

The technical advice you get from me here is worth exactly what you paid me for it. Warranty issues will be reimbursed at double what you paid me for the advice.
Boodyrider is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-27-2010, 09:11 PM   #5
Tigger01
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
Posts: 373
I am at the present time having Classic tub make me up new master cylinder lines to the Proportionate Valve.

I am having custom lines done for mine because of changes I have done

Check them out Classictube.com their should be a phone # on the Website Also

I believe one line is a 1/4 and the other is a 3/16 line for a Standard Master Cylinder

Hope this helps

Chris-Tigger
Tigger01 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com 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 e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.