IML: '62 Brake Distribution Block removal success
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IML: '62 Brake Distribution Block removal success



To the Group;

Sorry, false alarm! After looking closer at the P/N 2123 218 front brake distribution block using better lighting, I could see that as I was trying to turn the fittings the entire block was moving and the tubing wrench was not applying full force. I used a straight and a crooked end crow bar to stabilize the block while I applied force to the wrench either with a cheater pipe on the end of the wrench or the second crow bar to exert more force. I managed to break loose every fitting. Removing each line was relatively easy then. The front distribution block has no Chrysler part number stamped on it. I don't know if any of them ever did. It is possible that it may have had an ink or paint stamped part number that came off due to exposure to petroleum products over the years. Here is a description of the part looking down on the block from top to bottom:

Top fitting;  7/16", line to/from master cylinder
Second fitting to the right;  3/8", line to rear axle
Third fitting to the right;  3/8", line to left front wheel
Front fitting to left;  3/8", line to right front wheel

Now I will move on to the rear axle block, P/N 2070 311. I expect it will be easier to deal with than the distribution block at the front of the car. I will take the left front wheel line to a friend soon to see if we can make a new line from the OEM type 3/16" steel tubing I bought a while back.

Joe
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