spring hitting brake line - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2006, 01:19 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Iowa
Age: 55
Posts: 358
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
spring hitting brake line

THere are so many AD chevy's out there someone has had to have experienced this before. I have a MII frontend on my pickup and ordered rotors, calipers, etc. from Yogi's. When I go to full lock on the steering the brake hose coming out of the caliper hits the coil spring. Anyone else run into this and have any suggestions? Thanks all.

Barry

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2006, 01:41 PM
Henry Highrise's Avatar
Lost in the 60's
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Dixieland
Age: 69
Posts: 15,189
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
I saw that happen one time...the guy had the left caliper on the right, and the right on the left.....he swapped sides with the calipers and that put the brake lines in a different position.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2006, 01:54 PM
STUPID is as STUPID does...
 
Last wiki edit: Crankshaft Coalition Wiki Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stupidville, USA
Posts: 1,713
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 11
Thanked 81 Times in 75 Posts
Just make sure the bleed valves are pointing up... Don't swap them without verifying orientation...
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2006, 02:03 PM
Henry Highrise's Avatar
Lost in the 60's
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Dixieland
Age: 69
Posts: 15,189
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Astroracer is right on on that one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 05:06 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Iowa
Age: 55
Posts: 358
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I'm certain the calipers are on the correct side....bleed valves up and the hoses come in-board. I'm really at a loss on this one unless there is some kind of angled banjo bolt available. There is a notch in the caliper where the hose exits. I could shave a bit off and angle the hose back some but didn't know if that would be a good idea.

Barry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 06:00 AM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,895
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 259 Times in 212 Posts
Is it necessary to turn that sharp?

You could lnstall a stop, so that it doesn't turn that far.
__________________
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 07:03 AM
Henry Highrise's Avatar
Lost in the 60's
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Dixieland
Age: 69
Posts: 15,189
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Is it just the hose hitting the spring? Or the fitting itself?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 10:45 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Iowa
Age: 55
Posts: 358
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Poncho...good point and one that I thought of. For any real damage to occur I would have to be turning really hard and also hitting bumps.

Henry...IT's just the hose that hits the spring. I didn't put on braided lines just the rubber. Both sides have the same problem. The line comes out and then I ran it back to pass through the frame but the hose hits a coil just out (or in I guess) from the banjo.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 11:03 AM
STUPID is as STUPID does...
 
Last wiki edit: Crankshaft Coalition Wiki Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stupidville, USA
Posts: 1,713
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 11
Thanked 81 Times in 75 Posts
When this happens on the OEM's they put on a protective sleeve. Cut a chunk of 3/8" fuel line and slip it over the hose in the affected area. Just slit the hose so you can slide it on. Use a drop of super glue to lock it in place. This will be an infrequent occurance so there really isn't anything to worry about but the sleeve will keep you out of trouble.
Is the truck sitting down all the way on it's suspension? Motor and trans installed? Just a question. This would make a difference in ride height.
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 11:55 AM
powerrodsmike's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Make a fiberglass fan shroud
Last journal entry: Next.. ..Bagging the king B (barge)
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: gilroy, california
Age: 53
Posts: 4,108
Wiki Edits: 161

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cornfieldcars
. There is a notch in the caliper where the hose exits. I could shave a bit off and angle the hose back some but didn't know if that would be a good idea.

All of the above ways will work


But.
If the caliper has a shoulder around the area where the hose end /banjo block/banjo bolt and it limits the angle that the hose can be installed on, then you can grind some of that shoulder off if it will allow you to position the hose for better clearance.
I have done it a bunch of times.

Just keep the metal shavings out of the caliper inlet and make sure the banjo bolt is tight after you put it back together..and don't grind on the sealing area . I usually put a short bolt in the inlet hole to seal and protect the surrounding area..

some of the hoses have a small section of tubing between the rubber and the banjo block. If that is the case you could bend the tubing a little.

Later, mikey
__________________
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..

BE different....ACT normal.

No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example

Last edited by powerrodsmike; 09-12-2006 at 12:44 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 05:53 PM
spanky36's Avatar
Spanky`s Fix It Shop
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Iowa
Age: 65
Posts: 56
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
I've seen that problem before and it was corrected by using brake hoses that were 2" longer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 05:56 PM
1Fast65Elky's Avatar
Left Nut, Right Nut....Squish!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: California
Age: 33
Posts: 363
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
im not 100% sure, but i think beenaway2long had this problem with a different vehicle and posted a thread about it on here. A forum search might turn up that thread.....yep it was him, heres the thread : Brake hose/Drop spindles questions 65 chevelle
might be different solution, but its a similar problem...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 06:01 PM
powerrodsmike's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Make a fiberglass fan shroud
Last journal entry: Next.. ..Bagging the king B (barge)
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: gilroy, california
Age: 53
Posts: 4,108
Wiki Edits: 161

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by beenaway2long
Problem solved. I called, and they said it was OK to grind the back side of the boss so I can reclock the banjo fitting to the rear.
From the aforementioned thread.

I guess no one reads my posts.

mikey
__________________
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..

BE different....ACT normal.

No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 06:34 PM
Henry Highrise's Avatar
Lost in the 60's
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Dixieland
Age: 69
Posts: 15,189
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
From the aforementioned thread.

I guess no one reads my posts.

mikey
I was reading it untill someone came in and handed me a brownie.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2006, 06:53 PM
1Fast65Elky's Avatar
Left Nut, Right Nut....Squish!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: California
Age: 33
Posts: 363
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
From the aforementioned thread.

I guess no one reads my posts.

mikey
i had my hand in the brownie jar wahile you wernt looking . Yea i admit, i didnt read all the posts i just read the 1st one lol.....I better quit that lol...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake line splitter 3100 Special Suspension - Brakes - Steering 6 01-08-2006 06:23 PM
Disk brake caliper & steering arm hitting gator412 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 05-28-2005 10:31 PM
hole in brake line 61ChevyTruck Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 03-26-2004 01:35 PM
Ford spring lock fuel line coupling question dirtlmfan Engine 5 07-09-2003 10:52 AM
Drum Brake Bar Spring??? PrimaDude Suspension - Brakes - Steering 8 02-12-2003 04:16 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.