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calipers and such

I finally got my 4 piston calipers back from being overhauled.
they look awesome!!
In their installation instructions it said to use a " brass washer"
what could this mean?
Also, do I need a any goo or sealant on the lines threads?
Got my new starter too and my #4 PCV cable and 1200 degree tubing.
Kinda bummed that I need to remove the drivers side motor mount to install the battery cable tube.
This, when done I can attempt to finish building the front end so I can get a temp regis to drive to to the shop too look at my differential, and fix various small things I have issues with
but slamon and crab season starts in 3 weeks
yet ...........sept will be a year since i started to I figure im ahead of the curve
be well my friends
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I finally got my 4 piston calipers back from being overhauled.
they look awesome!!
In their installation instructions it said to use a " brass washer"
what could this mean?
Also, do I need a any goo or sealant on the lines threads?
Got my new starter too and my #4 PCV cable and 1200 degree tubing.
Kinda bummed that I need to remove the drivers side motor mount to install the battery cable tube.
This, when done I can attempt to finish building the front end so I can get a temp regis to drive to to the shop too look at my differential, and fix various small things I have issues with
but slamon and crab season starts in 3 weeks
yet ...........sept will be a year since i started to I figure im ahead of the curve
be well my friends
TK
they are probably talking about a small brass or copper actually washer between the caliper and the brake line used as a gasket.
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I agree. The banjo bolt at the end of the brake hose that connects to the caliper (if it's that type) requires two washers per caliper, usually made of copper, not brass. Avatilable at NAPA. I am unfamiliar with the 4 piston '67 calipers, so don't know how the line attaches. NO SEALER or dope on ANY brake line stuff, ever!!!!!
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actually, may need 2 washers per side if using a Banjo bolt, only one needed if just using the hose directly threaded into caliper.
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As I said, two washers per caliper if it's the banjo bolt style....one on either side of the fitting head....
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Banjo bolt?
I didnt know I had one lol
are you guy telling me i need a washer over the fitting line that goes into the caliper/
thanks as always
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Show a pic. How does the line attach to the caliper? does it screw in or bolt on??
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the fittings screw in as every other brake line does.........these are 3/8
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There are no banjo type brake lines/hoses on a 67 4 piston style brake system. It's all just standard brake "pipes" with the standard brake pipe fittings.

I'm thinking your instructions were just generic. Kinda a bummer that suppliers can get lazy with good instructions. This kind of stuff can lead people in wild goose chase situations.

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Make sure to use a line wrench when you put those brake hoses on.
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