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Universal emergency brake cable #1782313
03/17/15 10:26 PM
03/17/15 10:26 PM
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85_Ram_4speed Offline OP
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Working on a 37 Dodge coupe (street rod). I am trying to find an unsheathed, 40" intermediate E-brake cable. Does anyone have any idea where to look or if there is a cut to fit type deal that may work? Just trying to get something that will fit the current setup correctly vs. reengineering the whole thing.


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Re: Universal emergency brake cable [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #1782314
03/17/15 10:41 PM
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controlcables.com can make any cable you need in any length with any end. they have a layout sheet you fill out with what ends needed and the length. i'm not a fan of those "universal" type cables that use tiny set screws to secure the ends after you cut the cable to length. hope this helps.

Re: Universal emergency brake cable [Re: moparx] #1782315
03/18/15 01:57 AM
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old time motorcycle shops have the tools to make the cables----no not the new corporate harley shops---my favorite pickapart cable is the subaru cables---about 50 inches long --sheathed--and you can tie them in knots and still activate the cable....

Re: Universal emergency brake cable [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #1782316
03/18/15 04:36 PM
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Early B-bodies have a 1/8" unsheathed cable that's about 60" long with a 1/4" ball at each end.


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Re: Universal emergency brake cable [Re: John_Kunkel] #1782317
03/18/15 08:59 PM
03/18/15 08:59 PM
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Thanks guys. the cable that is in there now is too long and thus I have the e-brake cable adjuster maxed out. It needs to be shorter so I can get some adjuster back--a 40" length would be perfect.

Like I said, I don't want to have to reengineer the whole system. It does work, it just needs one piece to make it right. The original builder did not think the whole system through.


Outcast Dodge guy.






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