Install Braided Stainless Brake Lines On The 1968 Corvettes

Upgrade the brake lines on your C3 Corvette.

Upgrading your 1968 Corvette with braided stainless steel brake lines Testament contract your vehicle's braking distance, eliminate sponginess under hefty braking conditions and accrual overall braking efficiency. Alter all four lines at the corresponding age. It is not recommended to merge braided hoses with rubber hoses on the duplicate development. Stainless braided hose kits can be purchased from most Corvette parts suppliers.


1. Grassland the vehivle on a even surface. Stand the van with a hydraulic jack and collar it on jack stands for safety. Remove the tires and wheels with a lug wrench.

2. Levy a drip pan under the brake hose to obtain any leaking brake fluid. Remove the senile brake string from the overhaul side with an open-end wrench. Remove the connexion from the caliper with an open-end wrench and confess the excess brake fluid to void into the drip pan. Memo the position of any couplers or copper washers on the gray lines.

3. Connect the modern braided stainless steel hose from the implements to the caliper and the brake service string. Manipulate the inexperienced copper washers from the utensils. These copper washers are required for stainless steel brake lines. Test the front brake border clearance by Stirring the wheels side to side with the steering circle. Tighten the connections securely. Be careful not to over-tighten and strip the threads. The plant torque specifications are typically between 16 and 20 foot-pounds.

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 on the other three brake lines.

5. Unlatched the hood and remove the brake fluid reservoir cap. Fill the reservoir with just out brake fluid to the Correct akin provided it is low.

6. Bleed the brakes by inauguration with the brake furthest from the reservoir and working back In relation to it. Push a sunny plastic empty tube over the bleeder screw. This will allow you to see when the air bubbles are out of the system. Place the end of the tube into a container.

Check the brake fluid reservoir and add more fluid as needed. Bleed the other three brakes.9. Constant communication with your assistant is critical. Repeat the process until you see brake fluid draining continuously without any air bubbles.

8.7. Position an open-end wrench over the bleeder screw. Instruct an assistant to pump the brake pedal a couple of times until it feels firm then push the pedal down once more and hold it while you open the bleeder screw ¼ of a turn. Close the drain screw just before the brake pedal is fully depressed.

Lower the car with the jack and remove the jack stands. Replace the brake fluid reservoir cap and close the hood.

10. Drive the car for about 100 miles and recheck the brake lines for leaks and tightness.