Front Brake Hose Issue

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Rich Skylark, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Rich Skylark

    Rich Skylark Gold Level Contributor

    4F8130AE-D182-4B16-B4C2-06E866034795.jpeg I’m having problem removing the front brake hose on my 68 custom. Was able to disconnect the hose fitting from the brake end but the brake line end isn’t moving. I’ve removed these in the past and soaked the fitting in PB Nut Blaster the previous day - no good. Heated it up with
    MAP gas same result. This was the driver side & thinking pass side is the same. Car has manual drums, any ideas ?
  2. Grandpas67

    Grandpas67 Well-Known Member

    Worst case scenario is a new brake line from the master. Sounds like you're doing all that you can at this point. Hopefully someone else has a tip for you.
  3. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    I have used the "Yoke" for the flaring tool to hold the metal line just like I was flaring it . Then turning the fitting with a flare nut wrench. This of course was after much lubing with your favorite like PB Blaster or Aerokroil . It has saved me many times .

    If not just replace the line .
  4. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Try a wire brush around the threads and then soaking again. Sometimes you can get some scale off and the liquid can creep down the threads.. Also try to tighten it before trying to remove it, sometimes it helps break it lose...
  5. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    I had trouble getting rear wheel cylinder bolts off. Heard you could heat it with mapp gas and then spray with cold water. Worked for that application, not sure about on the brake line itself.
  6. Rich Skylark

    Rich Skylark Gold Level Contributor

    After an all night battle I got the line off. Ended up getting up & in and disconnecting the line from the junction box after a good soaking. Then I
    Still had to remove the 5/8 at the end
    Off the line by way of a 1/2” breaker bar, why was this
    So tight ?. As a bonus I went around to the passenger side, put my 2 line wrenches on and it popped off with minimal force. This is my line after a quick c/u and between the ruined nut and where it started to twist- it’s history. When I soaked everything the 2nd time I used a mix of acetone & transmission fluid That mix has bailed me outa few times. Now off to get a new line

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  7. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Looks like Stainless steel line ???
  8. Rich Skylark

    Rich Skylark Gold Level Contributor

    Just cleaned it up with gas and a rag- too bad

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