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Rear Brake Hoses


I have to buy new rear brake hoses for my 64.†† Problem is, two different lengths are available - 14 1/4 inch and 15 1/4 inch - anyone know if I can measure mine without removing them and if so where do I measure to†and from?†† That is, is the dimension their actual length as supplied or that which is visible when fitted.†† (The plan is to get them and drive to my friends place where there's a lift I can use to make fitting easier!)

Normally, for one of my other cars, I would order both and return the unused item, but returning anything that's come across the pond is to say the least problematic.................



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A safe bet? Get the long one. The extra inch shouldn't be of any consequence. An inch too short on the other hand...



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Are you talking about the hard lines(2) or the rubber flex hose (1) from the frame to differential.



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It's the flex hose, and I assumed there would be one each side. Reading your post I guess the hard line splits after the hose?

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Yes, single rubber flex hose to differential then tee to left/right brake cylinder.



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Try rockauto and use the CP discount code.

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I can buy from North America but end up paying huge amounts for international shipping, insurance etc. Then, shortly after the piece arrives, an invoice arrives from the Royal Mail for the UK import duty (usually around 10%) then sales tax on top of that grand total (20%) and a sizeable charge from the Royal Mail for the collection of said total. Before I got savvy to this I once ordered a $5 thermostat, it ended up costing me virtually £40. It's because of this problem that I usually try to bring parts back with me when visiting old friends (which I have done many times). No trips are planned in the near future so I'll probably have to use one of our UK suppliers, which are expensive but not quite so swingeing, unless I can think of a better way.

Do the two different length hoses have identical ends?

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Just remember if you are ordering from a supplier in the United States for a Canadian built Pontiac, you would need a brake hose for the same year Chevrolet Impala.

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What if I bought one and sent it to you? Would there be any savings in that?



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You may already have all this info but I figured I'd post it just in case.

3750334 is the original GM number and it fits 58-64.†

3841080 is the number GM changed it to in later years.

Dorman† application says H26913 15.25" long.

And does this help you any with shipping or is it just as bad as buying it from the US?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BREMSSCHLAUCH-Pontiac-Bonneville-Catalina-Parisienne-Star-Chief-59-60-61-62-63/254073524422?hash=item3b27f650c6:g:gjwAAOSw0vJcPfpQ



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Never occurred to me the part might be stocked in Germany, but that's still a bit excessive.

However, thanks to the support of you guys, I punched the part number into google and found a solution. (Up til then I was just about ready to give up) Turns out I could buy it from Dorman on amazon uk for $15.21 US including UK shipping, apparently without any import duty. I'll let you know how it turns out!

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