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Old 07-14-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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How to run new brake lines

If anyone is re doing their brake lines on a 1/2 ton short bed, you will need.....

1-20" line, from the master to a "t"

3 30" lines...1 from the "T" to the left front rubber line, 1 from the "T" accross the crossmember to another "T", and one from this "T" to the right front rubber line.

1 61" line from this "T" to the back,into...

1 union

1 40" line from union to rear rubber line.

With these lines, they fit exactly when bent, and you don't have to flare any fittings!
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Thumbs up Great tip !

Thanx for sharing it .

One of these days I should prolly do this .
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Exclamation NOW you tell me...

I'll forgive you for being to late with this info for me if you post the same info for one of those "under cab" dual mc setups.
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For the dual M/C setups, I used a bracket from Master Power, a 67-76 corvette M/C for a disc/disc setup. I used 2 12" lines to the check valves(2# for disc, 10# for drums) then basically the same for the front, but ran the rear line down the driver's side to the "T" at the rear. I don't know exactly which sizes I used. NAPA now has a handy dandy kiosk with all their brake lines hanging out in the showroom. Grab at least 2 of each size, 3or4 30", 2 "T" blocks, 4 unions, then take back anything you don't need. Measure the general length of line needed, then use the lines that closest fit. Thread the system together, then come back and tighten everything when it is all layed out. A nice tubing bender is useful, but most can be bent by hand or knee if you are careful not to overbend or kink the lines.
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Thank you, Russ! This is just what I was looking for!
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Preset prop. valve...
http://www.mpbrakes.com/products/pro...product_id=614

adjustable prop. valve...
http://www.mpbrakes.com/products/pro...product_id=612

2psi residual....
http://www.mpbrakes.com/products/pro...product_id=616

10psi residual...
http://www.mpbrakes.com/products/pro...product_id=617
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Is a proportioning valve needed? Ouch with the price!

Thanks, though!
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Question Proportional valves choices and where to install ?

Thanks Russ for this information. When having stock brake lines in a combination front disc and rear drum brakes what would be technically adviceble to install the preset model or the adjustable one ? What is the difference between these to in function ?

N.B.I have seen power brake boosters units from CPP wich have the prop.valve unit directly installed underneath and connected to the booster !

But as this solution is a bit different as they are separated units , where would it be adviceble to instal the prop.valve ? I think maybe on the frame at the same level as the MC but i am not shore here ?


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The preset prop valve is fine for most applications, mount right near the master. The adjustable is for those who like to fine tune or "fiddle" with things. Everyone I know sets them and forgets them.

There are cheaper versions of each product out there, these were just readily available as examples. Look at CPP, Speedway or Summit.
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Thumbs up The need of safety first !

To answer the question , yes it is in your combination of disc brakes and drums or disc brakes both in front and rear ! The prop.valve in general keeps the brake liguid pressure up and releases it in proportion where its needed towards the calipper . Russ allready explaned the rest earlyer. The MC without any prop. valve wont manage that as far as i know. Its not needed installing the prop valve with only drum drum aplications.

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Question Dia brake lines ?

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What is the outer and inner dia of the stock halv ton brake line?
When installing the lines between the dual mc and other parts will it be nescesary to have them expended at end of each line or do i stick the straight line into the holes of the mc connector without any modification ?

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If anyone is re doing their brake lines on a 1/2 ton short bed, you will need.....

1-20" line, from the master to a "t"

3 30" lines...1 from the "T" to the left front rubber line, 1 from the "T" accross the crossmember to another "T", and one from this "T" to the right front rubber line.

1 61" line from this "T" to the back,into...

1 union

1 40" line from union to rear rubber line.

With these lines, they fit exactly when bent, and you don't have to flare any fittings!
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Do I need the residual valves if I am using a prop valve?
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Yes, think of them as a check valve, they keep a specific pressure in the lines so you don't have flowback.
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Yes, think of them as a check valve, they keep a specific pressure in the lines so you don't have flowback.
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If using 4 wheel disc or 4 wheel drums, you don't need a proportioning valve. Only with a disc/drum setup do you need it.
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