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    I have begun assembly of my disc brake conversion and found that the flex hoses will not fit when the suspension is bounced. The S-10 flex hose will hit the frame rail on the way by.....not good.
    Anyone got the numbers of a stainless alternative hose? 1963 GT Hawk with Turner brackets, S-10 4x4 calipers.

    Brian

    Brian K. Curtis

  • #2
    quote:Originally posted by chocolate turkey

    I have begun assembly of my disc brake conversion and found that the flex hoses will not fit when the suspension is bounced. The S-10 flex hose will hit the frame rail on the way by.....not good.
    Anyone got the numbers of a stainless alternative hose? 1963 GT Hawk with Turner brackets, S-10 4x4 calipers.

    Brian

    Brian K. Curtis
    Brian, contact Keith Brooks. He just did this on his Avanti with Turner brakes, and he came up with a hose that had a different fitting at NAPA.

    e-mail me for Keith's email address.

    Merry Christmas, too, BTW

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by chocolate turkey
      The S-10 flex hose will hit the frame rail on the way by.....not good.
      Could you put a little "twist" in it to point it away from the frame rail? Maybe even a loop?

      BTW, here's a few pictures Gord sent me yesterday. Gord is spending Christimas on a drilling rig in the middle of nowhere (actually, not the MIDDLE of nowhere, but you can see it from there [)]). Beautiful country!

      On the last picture, Gord's drill rig is just visible at the top of the farthest hill to the right of the peak and to the left of the road cut through.

      Merry Christmas, Gord!












      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA
      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

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      • #4
        Gord, I have Keith's email and will do that thanks! Merry Christmas! What a beautiful part of the world you are in!

        Brian

        Brian K. Curtis

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        • #5
          Dick, That is God's country! Unlike my shop, where I'm having one problem after the other! The end of the hose that hits comes off the caliper and is metal for the first 4 - 5 inches. It has a 90 degree bend about 3 inches away from the caliper. If that pipe was turning ninety nearer the caliper, it would work fine. The hose is plenty long.
          I bent the pipe once already, not likely to be able to do it again.

          Brian

          Brian K. Curtis

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          • #6
            Brian,
            This has been an on going problem with these kits for some time now. I've been told by others who have encountered this same problem that they were given instructions to "grind" off part of the cast restraint surrounding the banjo fitting on the caliper. This would allow the banjo fitting to be rotated to allow the hose to clear the frame. Apparently many of these are being installed and are not checked for interference when the suspension is LOADED and the steering is turned full lock to see this happen. Personally I don't think that "modification" to the caliper is safe. It defeats the purpose of the casting restraint on the caliper and could possibly allow the banjo fitting to loosen...then no brakes.[:0]
            Also, should you need to replace that caliper, the parts store would not accept your core as it is now considered damaged. If you locate that hose number from NAPA, please post it here for others to have access to it. Other than that condition, the Turner kit is ok. I've had the older version on the Lark below since 1985, and have not encountered any trouble, even under severe usage.[}]

            Dan Miller
            Atlanta, GA

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            Road Racers turn left AND right.

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            • #7
              Dan Yes, I'll find a hose that doesn't require any modifications to either part, and rest assured I'll post the results.
              I'm sure that there is a hose that will work without compromise and will fit both ends comfortably.



              Brian K. Curtis

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              • #8
                As promised, I've found a hose that will fit both ends. It is NAPA 38160, from a 1988 - 1992 Jeep CJ. The banjo bolt # 82700 will fit the S-10 4x4 caliper.
                So, onward.....the project continues.

                Brian

                Brian K. Curtis

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                • #9
                  Brian,
                  Thanks, this is a big help. I've got 2 of these kits, one partially installed, stopped at this point, and the other, lets say it's on the car, but I'm not satisfied as I stated above. Again, many thanks and have a happy New Year.

                  Dan Miller
                  Atlanta, GA.

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                  Road Racers turn left AND right.

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