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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-30-2019, 09:02 AM
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You always run the risk of breaking the bleeder screw off when
bleeding brakes so unless you are replacing the caliper
I wouldn't touch the brake line hoses.

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Try to loosen the bleeder screw before removing the brake line - If you can't get the screw loose, then obviously, don't do the line . If this is a rust free vehicle like sherlock9c1 mentions then it shouldn't be much trouble.

One trick that works well for bleeder screws is to put the tightest fitting drill bit you can in the center hole. If you have to "drill" it in that's OK. Ideally, you'd put the solid end in the bleeder screw, leave the fluted end out. This prevents the center from collapsing and the screw twisting off.

Don't be shy of giving it a good solid hit with a hammer - both straight on the end (axially) and from the side of the caliper. Many times the shock from a hammer hit will break things loose along with some good penetrating oil and heat.
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IMHO I would (and did) use SS braided brake lines, including the 5th one, and if the calipers are of = age (read original) I would rebuild those also or buy rebuilt ones

The SS lines really firm up brake pedal under heavy braking

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No go with Russell. They don't do custom work. They did give contact for a 'Good Ridge Co' and waiting for callback.

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No go with Russell. They don't do custom work. They did give contact for a 'Good Ridge Co' and waiting for callback.
I bought the Good Ridge for mine. They are DOT certified and appear to be well made. I got them from Tire Rack.

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WAY back when, I am thinking 1999-2000, there was a guy named Hans who had a 95 SS he terrorized the Autobahn with. He had several modifications including a rear diff cooler as his car was set up for high top end speed. There was video of his digital MPH doing at least 150+ IIRC.

Anyway he got me Fisher-Hydraulik SS lines (5) that were TUV rated for about $125 IIRC back then that if not made for the SS were a direct bolt in fit. IDK if these are available here as he sent them to me from Germany. They have served me well for about 20 years now.

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I haphazardly tried years ago for a set for FWB, and would sure like them on my current one. If their product offerings are anywhere as good as their communication philosophy, then this could be a promising lead:

"Here at Russell Performance, we value your business and are always here to offer guidance and support regarding all of our products. Our philosophy is that the telephone is the most effective way to communicate and trouble shoot any issues or concerns you may have. For that reason technical email support is not currently available."

I'll give them a call in a bit and report back. Has anyone had luck with a one-off set for the Cady? Sorry babywag for hyjack, but you got a good title for future search.
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I ASSume you are saying custom due the the 4 wheel ABS?
Could you not use a pair of Impala frame to diff housing hoses with a 3/8 Inverted flare plug in the unused port on each ?


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It's fuzzy, but my recollection is that Cady's open rear and 4-channel ABS/TC independently reads and feeds all 4 sides straight from the module, whereas the Impala SS with its "locked together" LSD design has the 3-channel design only sensing a single signal from the rear.

Sure the fronts are the same for B- and D-. I think it'll only take me the concentration to find the spec of both ends of the back stock hoses (size, angle, single-double flame, etc.) and track down a quality outfit willing to swedge up a set in s.s. braided. But hearing about DOT-approved makes it understandable why most places might shy away from doing a set - especially if not seeing much of a market. Another thought if finding out what the oem ends are = mashing up a pair using a compatible application eh. Lord help me if it turns out a Kia. Or Ford.


EDIT: Important to clarify I am interested in -->retaining<-- ABS/TC, v. others here are interested in deleting it/them.

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WAY back when, I am thinking 1999-2000, there was a guy named
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who had a 95 SS he terrorized the Autobahn with. He had several modifications including a rear diff cooler as his car was set up for high top end speed.
There was video of his digital MpH doing at least 150+ IIRC.

Anyway he got me Fisher-Hydraulik SS lines (5) that were TUV rated for about $125 IIRC back then that if not made for the SS were a direct bolt in fit.
IDK if these are available here as he sent them to me from Germany. They have served me well for about 20 years now.
His ISSF handle was 'coolchevy'. Unfortunately, his member info has been lost to the GDL of August 2009.

Did he ever get his ImpalaSS past 194MpH? …

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His ISSF handle was 'coolchevy'. Unfortunately, his member info has been lost to the GDL of August 2009.

Did he ever get his ImpalaSS past 194MpH?
yeah that guy. You are right about the 194 mph that showed on his 95 speedo. IDK if he ever went faster. Can't remember what all he had done to his car but 194mph is insane fast on stock suspension but I can't recall what exactly his mods were but assume suspension was modded let alone motor/drive train

I remember just snail mailing him a personal check (this was long before PayPal) for the brake lines. I received the lines before he even cashed the check. Even from Germany he was on the forum often back then.

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Alright Already!

You made me look. Here's the only thing I found where he actually posts. His site looks dated but interesting. Off hunting for that vid now.
https://www.impalassforum.com/vBulle...nz-schenk.html

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