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parking brake cable

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:57 am
by miker
I am puzzled by this video https://autoricambi.us/blogs/technical/ ... 124-spider and with my newer parking brake cable (probably from IAP back in the day) that matches what is shown in the video.

I have a recollection that the original cable ends inside the calipers nested inside the recesses machined in the mounts, rather than resting on the edges as shown. So instead of a curve, the cable was relatively straight.

Am I remembering correctly?

Re: parking brake cable

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:47 pm
by bartigue
Video looks right to me. I think the newness of the caliper and cable are throwing you off.

Csaba sounds like Darth Vader in that video.

Re: parking brake cable

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:24 pm
by vandor
That video is several years old. The ends of the springs on the cable are a bit too big, they don't fit all the way into the recesses. This was corrected by the manufacturer a few years ago, so newer cables fit better. It really did not make a difference, it just makes the spring a little tighter.

Darth Vader out. :-)

Re: parking brake cable

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:06 pm
by miker
Time to get out the Dremel tool.

May the Force be with you.