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Emergency Brake Cable Replacement Pulley

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      When rebuilding the parking brake system on my 1941 3/4-ton Chevy, I discovered that the emergency brake cable guide pulleys were completely rusted away and could not be repaired. I remembered that I had recently seen pulleys that looked about the same, and checked the type used on garage door spring cables.

      After a trip to a local “Big Box” home center, I had a set of new pulleys complete with shoulder bolts. The pulleys bolted right in and are working well. (See image -->)

      The pulleys are 3 inch garage door spring pulleys. Several of the major hardware and home center chains carry these -- produced by various manufacturers. Home Depot® carries pulleys manufactured by “National” (the one shown). Their part number is N280-552 V7633.

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Emergency Brake Cable Pulleys
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      This Tech Tip is also available in pdf format, thanks to Randy Baumann!

All information, illustrations and specifications are based on the best information available at the time of publication. The author cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. Corrections are welcomed. This information is provided to assist fellow hobbyists in the restoration and maintenance of their Chevrolet™ trucks. Chevrolet™ is a registered trademark of the Chevrolet Motor Division of the General Motors Corporation. Home Depot® is a registered trademark of Home Depot, Inc.

v. January 06

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