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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 18, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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New rearend housing, new Wilwood brakes with parking brake, question on running brake lines and parking brake lines...

I've run my front brake lines, now I'm running the back. I've been using 3/16" nicop with inverted flares so far. I'm assuming I need to run hard line to the back. Then a flex line for differential travel to the axle housing. There needs to be a T fitting that's mounted to the housing and then hard lines out to the calipers? At least that's what I recall on the old drums...

However, I'd like to have flex lines at the end by the rear calipers so I can change out brake pads and pull the axles easily. Is it uncommon to run flex line all the way down the axles tube from the T? Or is that too much flex line, just curious... Thought it may eliminate a couple joints.

Next, I need parking brake lines from my brakes to my main parking brake cable mount on the rear frame. Wilwood sales a universal for hand brake kit with like a 10' line, so that's out.

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Don't make fun of the baby brakes, I needed to be able to fit 15" wheels for the drag strip.
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Here's the location I need the parking brake to run too...
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Here's the parking brake style.
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Re: rear brake lines

I would not run flex the entire length of the rear end. Canít recall ever seeing it done...

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I would not run flex the entire length of the rear end. Canít recall ever seeing it done...

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I've seen it on several... I've also seen muffler pipe used as a cage, but it doesn't mean it needs to be done...lol I'll probably use a 12" piece of flex on each end by the calipers.
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New rearend housing, new Wilwood brakes with parking brake, question on running brake lines and parking brake lines...

I've run my front brake lines, now I'm running the back. I've been using 3/16" nicop with inverted flares so far. I'm assuming I need to run hard line to the back. Then a flex line for differential travel to the axle housing. There needs to be a T fitting that's mounted to the housing and then hard lines out to the calipers? At least that's what I recall on the old drums...

However, I'd like to have flex lines at the end by the rear calipers so I can change out brake pads and pull the axles easily. Is it uncommon to run flex line all the way down the axles tube from the T? Or is that too much flex line, just curious... Thought it may eliminate a couple joints.

Next, I need parking brake lines from my brakes to my main parking brake cable mount on the rear frame. Wilwood sales a universal for hand brake kit with like a 10' line, so that's out.

Pics below for reference....
Don't make fun of the baby brakes, I needed to be able to fit 15" wheels for the drag strip.


Here's the location I need the parking brake to run too...
image by zboss86, on Flickr

Here's the parking brake style.
image by zboss86, on Flickr


I'm going to convert my back brakes to LS1 this spring, I have this cable to utilize with the rest of the factory cables. I haven't done it yet but seems to work out based on the measurements of the stock ones.
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I'm going to convert my back brakes to LS1 this spring, I have this cable to utilize with the rest of the factory cables. I haven't done it yet but seems to work out based on the measurements of the stock ones.
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I used the LS1 brakes upfront and I would have done that in a heartbeat in the rear if the 15" wheel selection wasn't limited. But I do have access to some those factory cables. I may have to go rob them off the parts car next time I'm around my buddy's house to see if they'll work. They both utilize the internal parking brake style.

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Re: rear brake lines

Shad, the cables I mentioned are from a Ford F150 truck 2005, I believe the LS1 cables attach from the rear of the car and are longer. Hey whatever works best for you.
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Shad, the cables I mentioned are from a Ford F150 truck 2005, I believe the LS1 cables attach from the rear of the car and are longer. Hey whatever works best for you.
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Re: rear brake lines

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Re: rear brake lines

I am in the middle of the LS1 rear brake swap on my '69 Camaro and read somewhere that you can turn the lever and the internals around on the parking brake lever on on the drivers side; Assuming that you have installed left side backing plates on both sides, in order to make them both pull from the front. I took the mechanism apart, but the lever did not seem to be reversible. Any suggestions? I realize I will loose the use of the star wheel retension clip, but i can overcome that.
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Re: rear brake lines

I have the same exact setup, hard line from the master to flex line to a t on the rear and hard from there. 13 years still work fine. I did however use the emergency brake cable and pull handle, was not worried about stock look since my 6 speed zf shifter is offset of original. The brakes are great the emergency brakes hold the car so it doesn't roll during starting but I would not trust them in an emergency.
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Re: rear brake lines

This thread has details of the parking brake install of rear LS1 brakes.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/16-bra...-pictures.html

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