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FC front brake hose pull back spring?
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: November 28, 2017 09:04PM

The 1961 Technical Service Bulletin DR-465 called upon dealers to add pull-back springs to the FC front brake hoses to prevent rubbing on the wheel flange. It also states that this would be a production change. However, I can find no mention of this in the assembly manuals, nor do I see that the brake hose part number ever changed, nor have I ever seen an FC with one of the springs. So, can anyone explain how this problem was eventually resolved?
Steve

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Re: FC front brake hose pull back spring?
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 28, 2017 10:21PM

I'm no help. My '61 didn't get the upgrade either. I looked really hard for that hole,too.

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Re: FC front brake hose pull back spring?
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: November 29, 2017 02:22AM

Pedigo Wrote:
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> I'm no help. My '61 didn't get the upgrade either.
> I looked really hard for that hole,too.


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Re: FC front brake hose pull back spring?
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: November 29, 2017 03:03AM

Aha! Excellent. Interesting that this particular fix is not mentioned in the TSB.
Thanks.
Steve

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Re: FC front brake hose pull back spring?
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 29, 2017 03:22AM

Over the years I had noticed that the hose would rub the tire only at full lock turn. My fix was to put a little twist in the hose so the hose was it's own spring. It doesn't take a lot just one notch at the upper hose mount. The upper mount should be a hex or even a 12 point hole and the hose should have a hex on the clip end.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: FC front brake hose pull back spring?
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 29, 2017 06:45AM

Early '61 without the spring mod.
I twisted the hose as Ken suggested because I didn't care for Clark's spring mod kit.

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Re: FC front brake hose pull back spring?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 29, 2017 07:08AM

My early '61 had the mod. *If I'm not mistaken*, the location of the frame-side bracket location was changed to alleviate the problem.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
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Re: FC front brake hose pull back spring?
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 29, 2017 10:29AM

From Edward's previous link...

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