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#1462166 Wed Aug 10 2022 06:55 PM
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Not sure when they were replaced, but look dried out and brittle to me. I have purchased replacements. Any tips to tackle this one? It looks like you need to hold the line up by the clip, and use a line wrench on the steel line. Anys tips on breaking them loose. Also tips on the bleeder valve on the wheel cylinder. I don't want to round it off trying to loosen.


I just purchased my 1953 Chevy 3100 three weeks ago. So far I know it has a 235 ci six-cyl out of a 54 passenger car, converted to 12v, not sure when painted, Coker bias-plys, 3 on the tree, nice interior, no radio, guessing 4.11 rear. Had a lube job, drained trans & rear. Added new fluids. Replacing VC gasket/ Old one fell apart in a dozen pieces, hence oil leaking. Does not smoke. Will drain coolant system & replace thermostat. Ordered an Assembly manual. Have a 48-53 truck shop manual. Will replace plugs & wires. Had generator rebuilt.
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Yes, you need to use a back-up wrench when removing lines. Get a set of line wrenches (box style with a cutout so you can slip the wrench over the tube, then on to the nut.)
On bleeders, use a box wrench (6-point if you have one) or the above mentioned line wrench.


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Thank you. I don't want to twist or break the steel line.


I just purchased my 1953 Chevy 3100 three weeks ago. So far I know it has a 235 ci six-cyl out of a 54 passenger car, converted to 12v, not sure when painted, Coker bias-plys, 3 on the tree, nice interior, no radio, guessing 4.11 rear. Had a lube job, drained trans & rear. Added new fluids. Replacing VC gasket/ Old one fell apart in a dozen pieces, hence oil leaking. Does not smoke. Will drain coolant system & replace thermostat. Ordered an Assembly manual. Have a 48-53 truck shop manual. Will replace plugs & wires. Had generator rebuilt.
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I use a small six point socket to crack the bleeders initially.

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Give the bleeders a shot of PB Blaster a day or two before you try to open them.


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