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Old July 14th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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i have to put new wheel cylinders on my 8.25, and when i was removing the fittings from the wheel cylinders, the brake line kinda twisted itself in half, on both sides so, do i have to bend new lines, or can you get axle brake lines?
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Old July 14th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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its much easier and cheaper to buy some and make your own. the majority of stuff thats pre made rarely fits anyway.
your would most likely be 3/16" line with standard ends. the trick is to measure with a cloth tape to make all the turns before you buy the line. if your lucky you can get right to the inch and not have to cut and reflare. good luck
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Old July 14th, 2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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thanks, im prob gonna need it
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Yeah, I just redid the lines on my 8.25, so it should be the same. From what I recall(and it might not be very accurate)I bought one 20" line, and it was just about the perfect length and I didn't have to cut and reflare, and one 60" line when I only needed about 56". So that one I did that to cut and reflare at one end, but it wasn't really that bad. Definitely don't bother with pre-shaped stuff, just get the straight stuff and bend it yourself. have fun
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not to steal the thread but my rear ford 7.5 rear axle is leaking on both sides around the drums. Is this something inside the drum that is leaking/ blown or a bad line fitting?
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not to steal the thread but my rear ford 7.5 rear axle is leaking on both sides around the drums. Is this something inside the drum that is leaking/ blown or a bad line fitting?
Wheel cylinders.
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Yep. You can either buy new wheel cylinders (not too expensive) or rebuild them(dirt cheap).

We rebuilt them on my 75 CJ dana 44, I took emery cloth slotted into a wooden dowel, chucked it in a drill and honed the cylinder. Thenput in the new cups, worked good as new.
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