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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 11, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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68 camaro brake line?

I need to replace the line that goes from the master cylinder to the rear axle... It is a one piece unit...but I see thet several places sell them in 2 configurations.. One long line or two lines you join... Is there a reason to go to the 2 piece unit... Any difference other than the obvious...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 11, 04:38 PM
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Re: 68 camaro brake line?

The rear hold off valve, under the drivers seat,
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 11, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 68 camaro brake line?

I have front disc with a manual master... And a straight one piece line from the master to the rear axle... Should I replace it with a two piece and a hold off valve... Car seems to stop straight... I do have to push pretty hard but hope to change it to power down the line.. But for now need to address the line as it was cut and repaired with a pressure fitting...

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 11, 04:53 PM
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Re: 68 camaro brake line?

You don't need the hold off valve, you can use th 2 peice with a coupler, or a one piece
or bend your own line, If you mean a compression fitting, yes it needs up grading.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 11, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 68 camaro brake line?

Great.. I will order the one piece unit...I would make my own but there does seem to be some tight bends... And yes I meant compression fitting... Body shop cut the line when doing the floor..

Thanks for the info...
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Re: 68 camaro brake line?

The hold off valve (metering valve) is mounted at the MC. The one on the frame rail is a proportioning valve.

Most 1st gens (yours included) did not have the frame mounted prop valve.

If there is nothing wrong with the current line other than the compression fitting, I would just double flare each end at the cut and install a brass flare union there. I would not trust a compression fitting on a brake line.

If you want to replace the line with a new one - it's your call. Thats a pretty handy spot to mount an adjustable or stock prop valve. Or you could install a flre union there. I would think a 2 piece line would be easier to install.

Or do a one piece line.
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Re: 68 camaro brake line?

Speed, thats not as bad as, in about 91 worked a Chevy dealer, we had a custom van,
raised roof, custom rear bench, and a wheel chair lift, etc. The van had no rear brakes
we did every thing, they would not work, finally found the wheel chair lift co. drilled thru
the brake and fuel lines, they repaired with vacuum hose and a couple of clamps. When
the brakes were replaced it looked like a snake had eaten a rabbit.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 11, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 68 camaro brake line?

I thought about re flaring... But the line did look pretty rusty...thanks
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