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brake line vs header

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by x-unimog404, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. x-unimog404

    x-unimog404

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    I recently installed a set of stainless steel brake lines on my 73 fj-40.When I dropped the engine in, I noticed the brake line rubs on the header.The original line would do the same.There is a plate which bolts onto the frame which covers the line and the connector, but with the header, it will not fit.
    Anyone run into this problem and have a fix?????
    My first thought was to move the bracket and adjust the upper brake line to fit.
    Any thoughts?????
    Thanks.
    Robbbbbbbbbbb. :D
     
  2. s79bj40

    s79bj40

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    bend that bastard of a mount at an angle?
     
  3. 73lndcrsr

    73lndcrsr SILVER Star

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    I ended up re-routing mine. I had an extra long line though. I reversed the mount and it now runs toward the front. Seems to be plenty out of the way of everything.
     
  4. dd113

    dd113

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    On mine, I moved the bracket to the outside of the frame rail. I pulled on the hard line and it extended far enough then I used a FJ55 RR line (avail from NAPA) for the soft line. Gave me the extra length I needed for the bracket move and the lift.
     
  5. JARHEAD

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    I had the same problem with my clutch line. It would get hot and loose all freeplay in the pedal. I used header wrap from summit racing. cheap and easy fix.
     
  6. toddslater

    toddslater SILVER Star

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    I did what s79bj40 did. Quick easy and effective.