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rear E brake cables
#1360993 Tue May 19 2020 08:03 PM
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replaced both my rear E brakes cables and now they slide forward when I step on the e brake pedal, I noticed the outer black housing is a little smaller in diameter than the old ones, any one else have this problem , I tightened the pass side down so much I cracked the frame bracket, also I had to un clamp and slide the gold bracket down about an inch

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Re: rear E brake cables
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Not sure what "slide the gold bracket down an inch" means or how it helped. BUT....in the first picture, I think I would have ground down the two lips on the clamp so they don't touch as shown. This would allow a tighter clamping. Or split some tubing and make two spacers. I may have also tried to get the ferrule in the clamp.
Are you going to weld the crack? Hope so.


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Re: rear E brake cables
woof359 #1361012 Tue May 19 2020 09:59 PM
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the cables are extending out just as far as the old ones, the crimp joint on the end would mean spreading the bracket a lot, when I called Classic Parts they said they never had an issue with them so I thought I would ask others, yes I'M going to replace or repair the broken bracket, the anodized cable end that's bolts to the backing plate and been crimped at the factory to far back towards the rear so the 2 halves didnt match up, I might pull the cable back off and wrap the housing in some thing to increase the outside diameter. or put a hose clamp on the back side of the bracket to keep it from sliding


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Re: rear E brake cables
woof359 #1361013 Tue May 19 2020 10:01 PM
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Here's a recent discussion on a 1950 parking brake issue.

What year/model are you working on?


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Re: rear E brake cables
woof359 #1361019 Tue May 19 2020 11:04 PM
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Just suggesting ideas. I don't have that year of truck. I was just looking at it mechanically. Sounds like you have good ideas.


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Re: rear E brake cables
woof359 #1361021 Tue May 19 2020 11:28 PM
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seems like Im not the only one with a loose housing due to a smaller diameter cable housing, the old one had the steel sheath and the new one is just the black plastic


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Re: rear E brake cables
woof359 #1361025 Tue May 19 2020 11:36 PM
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seems Im not the only one that has this problem of the smaller black plastic housing compared to the steel sheath older cable, I wonder if Chevrolet still sells them

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Re: rear E brake cables
woof359 #1361026 Tue May 19 2020 11:48 PM
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They are the wrong cables for your truck. I ran across the same issue when I did mine and ended up bought a new set from LMC which were correct and have that long steel sleeve that your old cables had.The picture shows what it should look like. The original steel sleeve has a groove that the clamp bolt engages to prevent the cable sheath from sliding forward.

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Re: rear E brake cables
woof359 #1361030 Wed May 20 2020 12:54 AM
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As I see this, many companies sell the same cable for $19.95. They all have photographs.......except LMC, which sells it for $19.95 also. For LMC to have a different Chinese cable that has the correct detent for the clamp bolt is not logical. If they do, let me know and I will buy them all up. smile

I suspect that Phil got his a long time ago or did not buy from LMC. I hope I am wrong and apologies to Phil. If LMC had an actual pic, we could tell.

The only other cable than Phil's is in the post linked by Andy. That guy had his cable made/purchased form a specialty company.

It would be nice for the archives of this post to have the Part Numbers purchased by woof and Phil.
It will be super nice if woof finds a correct cable. If I purchased a cable that was not per original and it slipped, I would surely get my money back, post haste.
Unless, of course, there is nothing else.
Rockauto has AC Delco and Raybestos..........neither seems to have the detent groove, if I am seeing straight. If those two companies don't have it, you wouldn't think anyone does, except special made per the HandyAndy post linked company. So that's where you may want to head. It's not going to be $19.95.

Of course, we all know that the AC Delco and the Raybestos is the same Chinese cable with a label slapped on it.


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Re: rear E brake cables
woof359 #1361033 Wed May 20 2020 01:13 AM
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have not done business with LMC yet just Classic Parts,after the cable fiasco I ordered my master cly from the local parts house


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