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Old 04-24-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Emergency brake cable shorting gizmo.

Can anyone tell me where I can get one of these gizmos? Cant find anyone who handles them. You know, a little adjustable clip thingy that you hang over the brake cable and tighten it up to remove slack. Thanks Barners.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Emergency brake cable shorting gizmo.

Amazon has them
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:11 PM   #3
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Can anyone tell me where I can get one of these gizmos? Cant find anyone who handles them. You know, a little adjustable clip thingy that you hang over the brake cable and tighten it up to remove slack. Thanks Barners.
Just ordered 2 Dorman 03006 adjusters from Summit racing $13.89 including shipping.
Not for my car but for a couple cables on my garden tractor.
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Default Re: Emergency brake cable shorting gizmo.

Those Dorman adjusters are one of the oldest aftermarket products still in production. Maybe THE oldest.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: Emergency brake cable shorting gizmo.

Hi

Is this used to adjust slack and then remove? Or replace existing stock cable adjuster (under car) ?
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Is this used to adjust slack and then remove? Or replace existing stock cable adjuster (under car) ?
Used when the original adjuster has reached it's limits.
Loosen original adjuster, install new adjuster on cable and adjust to take up slack. Then re-adjust original adjuster if required. ( the new adjuster stays in place)
Can recall using these back in the 50's.
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