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#1 Cook

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 10:51 AM

Hi all.  I have upgraded the rear brakes to commodore disc and fitted up a new hand brake cable.  All fits alright except that it rubs on the body, and I haven't even got any tension on it yet.  I can't seem to find any info/pics on the original cables (save for the parts catalogue) but believe it is fitted up correctly.  Did the original bracket that connects the rear sections to the front section come with a sleeve or something?  Here's a pic, not very good but you can see what I mean. Cheers Ron

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:20 PM

I have Commodore brakes and mine do the same
Not sure but I think the original cables also rubbed there but it has been too many years to remember correctly

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:08 PM

Thanks Tom.  At least the commodore cables have a covering from memory.  The middle section of the ones I bought are bare cable.  Anyone know if you can by a sleeve to go over them?Cheers Ron



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:26 PM

Hey Ron, Have you thought about a diversion threaded hook / tension spring bolted like the WB ? will also help with adjustment. Rainman



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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:07 AM

They all rub on the floor pan. Some sort of heavy duty plastic rub strip that sticks to the floor pan might be nice to reduce wear over time.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:19 AM

Thanks for that.  At least I know I have it right.  Now to deal with how to prevent the wear and tear.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:31 PM

Just a thought, Maybe clear silicone fisht tank tubing from hardware as it's available with different I/D & some P clips...


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:18 PM

Thanks Andrew.  I've been a bit sidetracked with other bits and pieces but will keep that in mind.  I am also going to have a chat with my brake guy as I think there is sufficient length in the lines to cut the end joint off and side a sleeve over it, and re-joint the end.  Still a bit surprising that this is how they came out of the factory.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:55 PM

The real issue isn't the rubbing against the floor, the issue is that the new cable isn't coated like the original and as a result is lots less suitable for the original installation style.

 

Personally I'd be hitting up the brake guy to remake the cable with the correct coated cable.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:51 PM

Thanks Mick.  I bought the cables as a pack from either Rares or resto's, just can't recall which one.  So was the original coated with a plastic type sleeve or like the commodore cables with a "metal" wrapping?  Cheers Ron






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