Tranny cooler and brake lines

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by gggvan, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    Just getting my '69 special back on the road, first I need a new radiator and tranny cooler lines. I need brake lines too, so I figured I'll do them all at once. My question: will parts for a skylark fit my special deluxe?

    Gary
    '69 Special Deluxe
     
  2. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    no one?
     
  3. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    should be the same thing
     
  4. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Check out Inline Tube for radiator cooling lines and brakeline pre-bent for your car. Jim
     
  5. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

  6. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    Parts for your car should be the exact same as a Skylark. You should also look at The Right Stuff and/or Fine Lines for trans cooling lines. I bought mine thru Summit Racing or Jegs and saved lots of money on shipping.
     
  7. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

     
  8. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    Thanks all!
     
  9. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    There is another company in New York called Classic tube also
     
  10. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    ok, how can i tell if I have power drum or man drum? I have drum all the way around, never heard the term power drum.

    69 Powr Drum w/Wheel Full Brake Lines, HT-BKB6901

    69 Man Drum w/Wheel Full Brake Lines, HT-BKB6902
     
  11. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Pop the hood, your looking for a brake booster. Mounted behind the master brake cylinder, it looks like a round drum with a line going to carb or intake manifold. . If it is not there and the master bolts to firewall, you have manual brakes. Jim
     
  12. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    also, are the brake lines easy to replace, do you need to remove any other parts to do it?
     
  13. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Not too difficult, pull the tires, put the car on stands. Be safe, I slide the tires under as a backup. Give all the unions a squirt of PB Blaster or equivalent juice of choice. Let em soak. I did my car as a frame-off, so it will be a bit more of a project for you, but easily do-able . I replaced all lines, master, booster , proportioning valve/block, brake shoes, wheel cylinders etc. so entire system was dry. I gravity bled it for awhile until fliud was present at all 4 corners. GL, Jim
    GL , Jim
     
  14. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    my master brake cylinder bolts directly to the firewall.
     
  15. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    how about the tranny lines?
     
  16. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Transmission lines can be a pita if you have aftermarket headers, but again, do-able. Make sure you soak the union where lines connect to radiator, they can be difficult if corroded, etc. Jim
     
  17. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    The way I look at it , when I question my ability, if the smucks on Fast n Loud can do it, I can too......Jim
     
  18. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    I am replacing the radiator too at the same time, tranny line snapped off.
     
  19. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    stock headers.
     
  20. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

    ok, I ordered the parts from inline tube.
     

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