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‘53 emergency/parking brake cable clamp.
#1338672 Sun Dec 22 2019 05:01 AM
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I ordered a couple parking brake cables a while back for my ‘53 framed CDN 1/2 ton. I double checked, and I did order the proper number, but the cable is too big to slip into the frame clamp.

Has anyone else experienced this problem when ordering new parking cables for the AD trucks?


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Re: ‘53 emergency/parking brake cable clamp.
Fox #1339362 Fri Dec 27 2019 10:19 PM
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Fox,

I had the exact same problem when trying to replace the park brake cables on my 1953 3100 (US version). The ferrule on the end of the cable simply was too large to fit into the bracket. So I did some very judicious filing with a rat tail file, checking often to make sure that I didn't over file the bracket. Once it was close, a drop of oil helped ease the cable end into the bracket. When I tightened the bolt on the bracket if worked as it should.


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Re: ‘53 emergency/parking brake cable clamp.
Fox #1339407 Sat Dec 28 2019 02:58 AM
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I had the same issue when I bought my ‘52 3100. The cables ends were just were way too big. I ordered new cables from LMC truck and they fit perfectly.

Look at the thread I posted back in in the spring. It has lots of good information.
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...0-emergency-brake-cable.html#Post1308115


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Re: ‘53 emergency/parking brake cable clamp.
Fox #1340068 Thu Jan 02 2020 05:27 AM
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Thanks fellas.

Well, fer mack sake. I guess I gotta go receipt diving to send them back. I tried reaming one of the mounts out and broke it. Luckily, I have a parts truck.


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300

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