Rat-Trap Brake Hose for left-hand drive cars
- Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I & II
- Bentley T1 & T2
This hose is from the service kits & components section in the Rolls-Royce & Bentley parts catalogue for models built between 1965 and 1980.
The brake hose carries hydraulic fluid from the brake pipe to the callipers, forcing the callipers together and clamping the brake pads around the rotors when you place your foot on the brake pedal. The brake pipe is a rigid (usually steel – which can corrode over time) pipe that transfers pressurised brake fluid from the master cylinder, where brake fluid is stored, to the brake hoses.
The brake hose is made of flexible, reinforced rubber piping that is designed to withstand oil and water as well as the high pressure exerted when the braking system is in use; however, being constantly exposed to the elements and in regular movement, it will, eventually, wear out. Brake failure is certainly not worth the risk. Make sure you check the integrity of your braking system regularly