Category Archives: brakes and hydro boost

Front axle break lines.

Not to shabby for my first try. They were much easer than I thought.

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DARN!!

I went into Brake and Clutch Supply in Seattle WA today with all the brake plumbing for my front axle and found out I have made the whole thing way to complex. I had wanted to have easy parts replacement, … Continue reading

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Brake work

Finally I am back under the school bus! Today I started hard piping the break plumbing. I have bought all the flex lines I need and most if the fittings. I found it was much easer than I had expected. … Continue reading

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Filling and Venting the Swivel Housings.

At Eric Neal’s suggestion I am venting the swivel housings. I am using 90deg pipe x 1/4 compression fittings. I am filling the housings with a hobbyist syringe and some flexible tubing. I heated the oil up first making it … Continue reading

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Front break plumbing.

I am plumbing the School Bus front axle in the same fashion as an early Ford Bronco. I will be using the flex lines pictured below to connect the calipers to a hard line across the axle tube. A single … Continue reading

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Left rear.

Sunday evening I cleaned up the spare 6at head I have and packed it in grease. It’s safely stored away now waiting for the day I run 40psi. Hopefully never.  I also packed the bearings and installed the disc on … Continue reading

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Getting serious about the breaks

As you know I am using Timm Coopers disk break conversion. I did not buy the kit but instead bought a complete set of castings. Tis has resulted in lots of fiddling around trying to figure out what fasteners to … Continue reading

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Parts left out to long

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