Emergency brake cable routing sanity check

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Re: Emergency brake cable routing sanity check

Post by kgfiske » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:20 pm

There is one possible variable, the pics mentioned in the latest 2 posts show the pre-78-1/2 older style axle setups. They do match the cable routing on my 78 Spider (but not the 82). Perhaps things got changed up with the newer style rear axle setup?
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Re: Emergency brake cable routing sanity check

Post by MikeGreer » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:45 pm

Brad, I looked at my "shop manual" mine is old and the pictures are of xerographic quality, so in the photos, it's difficult to even see the brake cable. However, if I'm looking at 33.3 correctly, it's an illustration of the brake system at the beginning of that section. It's been a long time, but having had a number of college classes in industrial illustration, I believe the non brake components were drawn in only for reference purposes and don't represent how the two systems interact. Although the drawing gives the illusion of the brake cable being on top of the trailing arm, the arm is only line drawn as part of another system, not to supersede the brake system.
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Re: Emergency brake cable routing sanity check

Post by bartigue » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:47 am

No disagreement there, they appear to route above the arms on 33.3

In my view whatever causes the least amount of bend/binding to the cable is what works. From most of what I'm seeing they route below on the early cars and above on the late ones. Perhaps because the late suspensions where higher than the earlier ones.
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