Installing brake hoses

echassignet

New Member
Is there a trick in installing new brake hoses so that they are at the same time tight and not twisted?

Thank you
Eric C.
67 White Amphi
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Front Flex hoses.. first step is to put a Thread sealant(LOCTITE 565) on each end, install banjo fitting on one end tight but not supper tight, install other end in wheel cyl., If it is not laying straight,you can try restarting it, do not overtighten wheel cyl end or you will break the housing(been there, done that)
If needed try tightening the banjo a bit or off a bit to staighten out flex line.
Brake flex lines should be changed every 10 years, Originals should never be reused as they colapse in the inside, you can push the fluid threw but it will not return holding brakes on.
I stock fronts for Amphicars($38.oo) and rears($28.oo)you should also change the rear steel line into cyl.
GORD S> Canadian Amphicars.
 
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Brian Faherty

Guest
Hi Gord

I have a rusted headlight bucket. Want to replace both what do you have to
replace them and do I need new hardware etc. Let me know what I need and the
price.

Thanks

Brian



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From: SNOWBIRD [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 7:03 AM
To: Brian Faherty
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20882] Re: Installing brake
hoses



Front Flex hoses.. first step is to put a Thread sealant(LOCTITE 565) on
each end, install banjo fitting on one end tight but not supper tight,
install other end in wheel cyl., If it is not laying straight,you can try
restarting it, do not overtighten wheel cyl end or you will break the
housing(been there, done that)
If needed try tightening the banjo a bit or off a bit to staighten out flex
line.
Brake flex lines should be changed every 10 years, Originals should never be
reused as they colapse in the inside, you can push the fluid threw but it
will not return holding brakes on.
I stock fronts for Amphicars($38.oo) and rears($28.oo)you should also change
the rear steel line into cyl.
GORD S> Canadian Amphicars.
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Brain
didn,t hear back from you/
.

Make sure you use my new email..(gord@amphicar.ca) not the houseboat
thing... it has 1000s of emails and Im on slow mail so had to give up
opening it.
Ron had glass ones but there sold, Can make more up or have some used
ones,
GORD..............................opps sorry I thought I emailed only Brian..
 
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