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Old 04-21-2008, 10:13 AM
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E Brake problem.

I Have a 51 Studebaker on a 82 S10 frame.I want to retain the original e brake pull handle. My problem is that after setting every thing up I can only pull handle out one click will not activate brakes.But if I separate the cable at Y I can pull by hand the y cables and rear shoes work.also with cable separated I get the handle to pull properly, but put it all back together and you cant pull out Handel.Any thoughts or ideas.Thanks Schapo.

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Sounds relatively simple, you're not getting a straight pull on the leverage assembly underneath, where the "Y" comes together. Perhaps a bad angle of pull? Disconnect it at the "Y" and have someone pull the E Brake watching the action from underneath.
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e brake?

Hi 68 NovaSS.I did do that and the brake and cable from the handle to were its diconnected works fine,but
once reconnected you cant pull it.I put a bracket from the firewall that extends out about 8'' cable from handle too main cable attach thier cable then runs stright out about 1'.5 and then gradually makes a loop back and down under the frame toward the y.Thanks Schapo
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Here's an idea for you, look at the mid 80's up Chevy/GMC trucks(maybe even some of the cars) brake cables. They both will run down the drivers side, the passager side is a longgg cable & then connect together on the drivers side in a bracket that pulls them both at the same time. That way it does away w/the cables being in a Y shape && they get pulled by a single cable via the e-brake handle or peddle.
I've used the on a few cars & trucks I have put together & they snapped right into the stock holes in the backing plates....joe
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I have an Idea, and I know people might call me crazy.. but... AMC uses a bell crank and 3 cables for the E brake, and they have a pull handle.. you could use 2 short cables that have the correct ends for the backing plates and a longer cable that runs
to the pull handle.. everything clips into the bell crank w/ the same type of clip brake hoses use.
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