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Old 08-16-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Emergency brake cables...

What diameter is the e-brake cable on cars with hydraulics? (All of my brake parts are in my trailer.) Can I cut the cable and braze a fitting onto the two halves? I'm working on my AV8 project and I'm using a '32 e-brake handle, Model A e=brake cross shaft and connect the cables to that cross shaft. Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:23 PM   #2
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Hi,

Not sure about the diameter. I would not braze the cable together but use wire rope crimps. I cut my e-cable on my 1940 Ford rear-end and cable and needed to shorten it for my 32.

Here is the Home Depot tool for example

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...3834/205887557
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Okay, I tried to measure my 40 e-cable. It is tricky to measure. I get 5/32"/4mm which is a standard wire rope size.
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You can use the stock 46-48 p-brake cable which is shorter for the AV8 and 32 guys - got that tip from AV8 Garage onnthis forum I think it was called. Then you can use the 49Fird horseshoe hooked to the 28-32 park brake handle .....
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That's good to know Tom
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:31 PM   #6
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Then you can use the 49Ford horseshoe hooked to the 28-32 park brake handle .....
I'm not familiar with '49 Ford brake parts. Got a diagram? Thanks!
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