Cracked A Brake Line
In Nov 97 I installed a rear Sway Bar. I guess I got a little carried away installing the U bolts around the rear axle and bent the brake line too far that goes from the junction block on the axle to the passenger side wheel cylinder. It lasted a little over 2 years but last weekend when changing the oil I noticed it had a small crack just after the pipe thread fitting.
I went to the dealer but it was not a stock item. The parts guys told me mechanics buy a straight stick and bend it themselves. The service guys told me they would need the truck for half a day to bend the new line.
A friend came over and soldered the old one for me while I could look for a new one. This guy is pretty sharp. He added enough solder to close the line up completely. Then, we drilled the line open again and washed it with brake clean and high pressure air. The soldered part is probably stronger than the original pipe but, I have a new piece anyway.
To go is good. To go fast is better. To be able to stop is real good.
97 F-150, 2WD, Reg Cab,Flareside,Dk Toreador Red, Windsor 4.6, Magnecor 8.5mm wires, Bosch Plat +4s, 3.55 LS, EGR Bug Deflector, ******* Bed Cover, Bed Liner, XL Full Length Running Boards, Air Aid Kit, Gibson Single Out Cat Back, Superchips, TransGo Shift Kit, Hellwig Rear Sway Bar, Hellwig 2500# Overload Springs