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Newbie Alert - 1971 250C Break Question

So while driving to work this week I lost the use of my right front break. This would be ok except traffic was at a dead stop in front of me. Choices were a) use car in front of me to slow down or b) use retaining wall to slow down. I opted to for b and found that this car is built like a tank. minimal damage at best. However...looks like brake line, caliper and pads will need to be done. Is this something a novice should even begin to attempt? Also will parts be difficult to find?
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Parts are inexpensive and readily available. The job is not difficult. Why in the world didn't you just use your emergency brake?

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A novice should NEVER attempt to work on a cars brakes as a learning experience! A car can run badly, overheat or not shift but it must always stop!
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