I'm rebuilding a '69 2x4 SWB for my dad and need some guidance on brake setup. I've searched this forum but still am confused. Here's what I have:
'69 PO converted to power disc front at some point using 68-72 spindle/I-beams based on bump stops... when I disassembled everything for powdercoating, all the brake lines connected to a distribution block mounted to the frame directly behind the steering box. Truck drove great, no noticable problems with braking prior to disassembly.
Is this the correct setup? Should there be a proportioning valve somewhere instead of the "H" style distribution block?
Today I snagged a proportioning valve and brake lines off of a '74 f100 at a local junk yard. The valve mounted to the top of the steering box, just below the MC.
Should I install the proporting valve during the rebuild and discard the frame mounted distribution block?
Now for brake lines... I need to order replacements so do I order "74 lines and appropriate flex hoses/calipers or is there a pre '72 year that came from factory with proportioning valve mounted to top of steering box? In which case the brake lines should match up with my current hoses/calipers...
Hopefully I explained this accurately enough for someone to help. Thanks!!!