Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: Emergency Brake Cable ????
Well, that cable ain't nothing much more than steel cable. Try the following:
1. Buying some steel cable (1/4"...if I remember right... but you'd best measure it.) the length you need and add an extra foot.
3. Weld a nut onto each end of the cable at the place you need to complete the length. I've even seen lead sinkers used to form this piece.
4. Grind down the nut to round for insertion into the pedal assembly.
The same thing can be done for the E-brake cables from the adjuster down to the wheels. Since these wires are exposed, with a little heat sink applied you can also use coated cable to keep down rust effects. It's a little trickier to attach but can be done...
Me, took the felxible line and removed it. Then I welded it to hard brake line material so that anything exposed out of the body was hard line. I added a zerk fitting to the hard brake line material and completed the run to the adjuster on the frame. Each end of the cable was covered with an RTV plug forced about 1" up into the line. Then I simply filled the line with wheel bearing grease . That little sucker ain't gonna freeze up.. and it's going to always operate smoothly.