Does this E brake cable bracket look right?

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. onlyone

    onlyone Bird of Pray FBBO Gold Member

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    I remember welding it to the new floor piece using the old drivers floor as a template and feel sure I got it in the correct place.
    Now I'm looking at it and noticing it angles through the bracket instead of going straight through the bracket.
    Maybe someone can look under their car and confirm if it is supposed to be like that?
    The cable comes from more outboard forward of the bracket and I think it goes more outboard to the rear of the bracket too, so I can't see how it could be any different for a straight shot instead.

    Edit.
    This is 67 Charger.
    Should have put that.


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    Mine looks the same as yours so it is probably OK.
     
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    • onlyone

      onlyone Bird of Pray FBBO Gold Member

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      It sure looks like it could wear (worse) over time like that.
      If that is the case, I may try a nylon or similar bushing.
      It appears to be 1/8 cable.

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      I put a bit of rubber hose in mine but was not entirely successful. I thought about a plastic bush but ruled it out sometimes you can cause the cable to fray.
      Grease it up and you should be OK metal on metal can work for years with no issues.
       
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        How many times do you put your e-brake on?
         
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        • onlyone

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          Exactly.
          In an auto not so much.
          But it's a 4 speed.
          The driver may be inexperienced with it.
          It's been said that a E brake is more important on a 4 speed for the obvious reasons of starting to move on a steep hill.
          Perhaps in traffic with cars close behind you?
          I also did not call it a "parking" brake for the obvious reason.

          https://oards.com/tips-for-parking-a-manual-transmission-car/

          And then we have the "obscure" rules of E brakes.
          Like not applying them with hot drums to prevent warping.:)

          Someone used my 3/4 ton 4x4 truck when I was working in another city for some years.
          C6 trans.
          They set the E brake when done.
          Something I never do.
          When I used it next, the rear brakes were stuck.
          Would not move.
          NO problem. I'll just put the transfer in LOW and brake them free.
          Well, I forgot to lock the front hubs.
          POP went the transfer U joint.
           
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