brake line vs header

Joined
Jul 18, 2003
Messages
64
Visit site
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
 

73lndcrsr

SILVER Star
Joined
May 28, 2002
Messages
772
Visit site
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.
 
Joined
Jun 13, 2003
Messages
2,810
Website
www.urbanlandcruisers.com
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.
 
Joined
Aug 7, 2003
Messages
8
Visit site
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.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom