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Old 02-07-2009, 12:45 PM
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brake part, whats it called

I am finishing putting together an 8 inch rear. There is a piece mounting on the housing that the brake lines from both sides screw into. It also has a hose that hooks it to the brake lines on the body. The hose that goes to the body has been cut. I need to know what this part is called so I can see about etting a new one.

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Its just a flexable brake line or hose that goes from your hard brake line to the junction block or "T" block as some call it on the rear end housing. It does not have any name other than just what it is a flex brake hose.
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I just started working on a Ford 9" and the Tee on the housing is also the vent for the rear end. The flex line should just unscrew from the tee.
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I am finishing putting together an 8 inch rear. There is a piece mounting on the housing that the brake lines from both sides screw into. It also has a hose that hooks it to the brake lines on the body. The hose that goes to the body has been cut. I need to know what this part is called so I can see about etting a new one.

Depends on the area parts stores as to what it's called. I've heard that called a junction block, I've heard it called a "tee fitting", and I've even heard it called a "brass thingamajiggy". Not going back to that parts store....


What I'd like to know is why you need a new one. Stripped the threads in the old one? Also, I never noticed a "breather" in one. But I've never worked on a Ford rear end...


In a while, Chet.
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Also, I never noticed a "breather" in one. But I've never worked on a Ford rear end...


In a while, Chet.
It's really not "in it", the breather is what attaches it to the housing.I think it is called a vent, not breather.
As mentioned the hose should be removable from the block. I have several I keep around and they all have the hoses removed and fit in a small little drawer.
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It's really not "in it", the breather is what attaches it to the housing.I think it is called a vent, not breather.
As mentioned the hose should be removable from the block. I have several I keep around and they all have the hoses removed and fit in a small little drawer.

Man o man woodz, you are just following me around and loading my mind with info. I like it.


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The breather or "vent" that Woodz described does actually hold the T with the brake lines to the rearend housing. The vent is merely a bolt with a small umbrella cap on it that allows the rearend housing to vent. Rearends will build up pressure and need to be vented (at least Ford's do). I kept blowing oil seals and pinion seals on my 3rd member and could not figure out why. I finally discovered that someone (previous owner) removed the vent and replaced it with a regular bolt. The rearend kept building pressure without the vent and blowing oil passed my seals. I didn't have one of those umbrella type vents, so I used the bolt and drilled a hole down the middle, tapped the end and placed a bib fitting on the end. This will also allow for me to run a hose for exhaust up through the frame if need be. Now the rearend breathes and I have no oil leaks past the seals. That vent is critical and cannot get plugged. So what does this have to do with a flexible brake hose??? Heck if I know...?
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That's it! Took me a while to figure out what the heck it was. Haven't taken it off yet, but it must be threaded through into the housing. I'll make sure to save it.
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