Rear break Hoses. . .

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Matt Winters, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. Matt Winters

    Matt Winters In Second Gear

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    Can someone help me understand the break hoses in the rear. When searching Rock Auto, I see front, and rear center. I understand the front, they are self explanatory. However, the rear seams like there is more than I can understand. I look under the vehicle and I cannot quite tell what is going on. 1976 Ford Ranchero GT
     
  2. beerbelly

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    If it's like most cars, the metal line for the rear brakes terminates just before the rear axle, then attaches to a short rubber line that connects to the metal brake line across the rear axle to each rear brake cylinder. Since the rear axle moves up & down, you can't have a solid line attached to it. Here's a shot of my '65:

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  3. PonyExpressRider

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    69 pretty much the same as above, except the line from the front to the rear runs down the passenger side.
     
  4. handy_andy_cv64

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    Yes, older drum brake axles did not need separate flex hoses for each side; one line delivers fluid to a splitter block, which then feeds each wheel cylinder at the same time. So our cars only have three total hoses.
     
  5. Jeff B

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    Beerbelly, please excuse me for being "that" guy, but in your pic the jackstands holding up the front,
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    are they from Harbor Freight? If they are, they have a safety recall on certain models of that style. If not, carry on.
     
  6. beerbelly

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    Thanks for the concern Jeff B, but those are a brand new set of Craftsman 3 ton. I sure am glad I now have a garage where this was shot; I did the whole underside of the car on my back, in the dirt.
     
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  7. 1979 RANCHERO GT

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    That's why it's called a dirty job
     
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  8. beerbelly

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    ...but someone has to do it. :D
     

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