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Old 07-25-2011, 02:36   #1 (permalink)
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What is this funny hose going to my brakes?

So, I just did a partial brake job on my 63 Falcon and was confused by this hose. It doesn't seem to go to the master cylinder.

The 2 metal ones on the side go to the wheel cylinders and the one in front goes to the master cylinder but that one on top is a real mystery. It just kinda wanders up into the frame and disappears. I cant find the other end, though maybe I am looking in the wrong places.

Does any one know what this hose does or were is goes?

I am a a bit new to this classic car thing and I don't have a manual for this thing yet so any help would be very much appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What is this funny hose going to my brakes?

Im not sure but looking at the type of hose and considering it only has a low pressure crimp type hose clip then I wouldn't think it will be made to take full brake line pressures.

It almost lookes like a vent hose for the diff housing but its on top of the brake line junction tee for some reason. I wonder if they have somehow made that tee to accomodate the diff vent and the brake lines. Its a long shot but I'm just trying to think why it would be there. Perhaps that tee threads into the diff and has a hole in the centre that allows venting to that tube.
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Re: What is this funny hose going to my brakes?

A vent hose would make sense since I can't seem to find anything its connected to. A friend of mine suggested that it might have something to do with the break lights or somehow be a primitive return line but I havent seen any evidence to support either of these theories. Like you said, it looks lik a low pressure clamp and hose so I am kinda at a loss. I really can't imagine what this thing is there for.

I was thinking that it might have had something to do with another mysterious hose we found when we got the car. There was a vacuum hose coming from the carb spacer that had a bolt shoved and clamped into it at the end. it may have gone to something at some point though we have been unable to figure out what.

perhaps this is some sort of vacuum line?
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Re: What is this funny hose going to my brakes?

it is the diff breather hose the bolt holding the brake lines to the diff has i hole though it going into the diff.

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Re: What is this funny hose going to my brakes?

Oh ok, so this thing is basically just a vent? That is a relief. We have been having a lot of problems with this car's brake system and I wanted to to be sure I want missing something important here. Also, explains why I couldn't find anything connected to this hose.

Thank you so much Ian.^^
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Re: What is this funny hose going to my brakes?

you would think the differential vent tube would come up from the pumpkin not the axle tube.
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yep but they have been there for yyears less oil being splashed around there.

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