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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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e brake pedal assmbly

I am still working on getting a serviceable parking brake, and came across the idea of changing the pedal assembly to give more travel to the parking brake cable. Has anyone done this? Or could I just change the pivot point on the existing pedal assembly to allow for more pull on the cable?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 08:16 PM
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Re: e brake pedal assmbly

Maybe you could make a lever and mount it underneath on the side of the frame where the front cable connects to the left and right rear cables. Make the lever pivot where it attaches to the frame. Attach the front cable to the other end of the lever and connect the two rear cables to a spot in the middle. Keep the original pivot plate so you get equal pressure on the left and right brakes.
Adjust the length of the lever to get what ever pedel travel you want.

It's just an idea!

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Re: e brake pedal assmbly

If you do decide to go with a lever instead of a pedal, look for a truck part supplier(heavy duty truck). A lot of straight jobs with hydraulic brakes use a drive shaft mounted parking brake and a lever that is adjustable. If you need cables search through the posts, I remember Leve giving some good advice about using gm truck cables and sheathing.

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