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Hand brake cable lube?
#1291097 Fri Dec 14 2018 07:35 PM
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Dusty Offline OP
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I have just had new brake cable made for the '37, but it is dry in the (original) housing .

I thought a little graphite grease would be ok .

Does that sound good , or will it ooze down to the brake drum workings .

I cannot find any mention in the shop manual.

Re: Hand brake cable lube?
Dusty #1291297 Sun Dec 16 2018 04:46 AM
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On page 125 of the 1938 shop manual it says : Do not lubricate brake cables of the 1/2-, 3/4- and 1- ton trucks and passenger cars and sedan delivery.
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1938/38csm125.html

I would follow that recommendation.


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Re: Hand brake cable lube?
Dusty #1291303 Sun Dec 16 2018 06:04 AM
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Thanks very much Fred , I completely missed that .

Re: Hand brake cable lube?
Dusty #1291419 Mon Dec 17 2018 03:27 AM
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In situations like this, the lube usually causes more problems than it helps. Either attraction of dirt or creep into parts that should not have the lube. Graphite could very well work, but, if unsure, follow the instructions. Good luck with keeping an old truck on the road.


Fred
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