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Brake hose location

I have a Mustang II front on my 37 Ford. When I got it there were no calipers on it, so I have no idea where the brake hoses go on the frame.. Is there anyone that has a Mustang II front that can tell me where the brake hose in the front goes to on the frame?? Thanks.. Al

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I looked through all my pics and I don't have one that really shows much. That said, the brake line should be located about 6" or so behind the top hat in order to clear the spring.

Here's a pic of my truck's Mustang II with the 11" rotors and GM calipers. The Ford units mount in a very similar location.

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It all depends on which caliper you are using. Generally I always put the caliper that I'm using on the spindle, attach an 18 or 20" brake line to the caliper, position the stationary end on the frame somewhere hat the spindle can move throughout its full range of motion with out the line contacting the tire, spring, A arm or anything that may abrade it over time.

I have found the best way to route alot of those brake lines is to make a big "U" shape around the front of the coil spring or coil over, then land it on the frame with a thru fitting. That way the line has to "coil" instead of "S bend itself" as it moves. The line should hold its position naturally, with minimal supports. That helps the line last longer as the bend occurs over the entire line, instead of in a few short places.

I have some Raybestos/Raymold # for rubber lines, depending on the caliper fitting, and length but I have found it much easier to just buy the braided lines from speedway or jegs and what ever adapters I need.

Do a mockup with some 1/4 fuel line.


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That's why a picture would really help. I have some removable connectors that are screwed to the frame. I don't want to put it to far away so that I can't turn the wheel and have it over stretch the hose.
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Mikey. I have a rebuid kit from Speedway. it has 9 1/4" rotors. I got the hoses from Advance Auto Parts. They fit a Mustang II front caiper. That is why I woud like a picture. I have seen the threw the frame connector. The only ones I have seen is for a boxed frame rail. My frame is not boxed in that area. I could drill a hole threw the frame, and put a clip there to hold it in place, but I would like to see how Ford did it first. That is where a picture is worth 1000 words..
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