Parking brake cable

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Utah455, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    That cable hook looks wrong to me. I remember Turbo 400 has long straight hook . About 9”. No bends that I remember like yours.
     
  2. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Although I think they m looking at wrong side
     
  3. 12lives

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    Do you have the clip for the spring?
     
  4. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    What spring and clip? I have the 7” cross member clip and two smaller clips that go to the left and right side of the undercarriage. Then the threaded rod on the end of the front cable. No spring.
     
  5. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I think he means the horseshoe clip that goes against the frame where cable enters at front,
     
  6. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    No, the clip that holds the spring on the cable in place. It looks like your spring is not installed. The long spring pushes on the frame where the cable exits under the car. The clip is slightly larger that the spring diameter and looks like a toilet bowl seat. The clip goes on the ferrule on the cable against the spring. The spring pulls the cable toward the rear of the car. When you push on the parking brake pedal you are pushing against that spring.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
  7. 12lives

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    Not a Buick but same idea:[​IMG]
     
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  8. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    D58DEE59-EFEF-44E6-BA0B-6A3575A3FC6F.jpeg 965DE3E5-C8C8-494C-B241-A066D294BD22.jpeg Looks like I don’t have that clip. However it appears the spring is on the cable.

    Also, I took another look at the transmission cross member and realize there is a second hole for the hook. Moving the hook over (originally in red hole) and now the cable reaches. One point for today.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
  9. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Youre lucky... on the 64 I had toosen the cross member to get the hook in. Its too close against the floor. ws

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  10. 12lives

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    I don't know why the manufacturers don't provide them with a new cable. I had to use my old one. Check to see if you saved your old parts, or post a wanted on the board.
     
  11. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Most call those Mickey Mouse clips.
     
  12. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    So, a long spring and small ferrel on the front cable are loose. I don’t have this said “toilet” or “mickey mouse” clip. If I did have he clip, how does it attach? Do you slide he spring and ferrel towards the front of the car and possible crimp the ferrel or place this clip over it? I just don’t see how to keep it in place?

    It looks like I can buy true clip for like $30 from year one. But just don’t know how to install it.

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  13. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    It’s been a few years since I did mine but the clips are pretty self explanatory. If I put my hands on it I could pop any of them right on.
     
  14. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Look at AMK listings. Year one is outrageous. Try Ames Pontiac too
     
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  15. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Clip is only $3 from Ames Pontiac. I’m still waiting from tech support from inline tube on why the ferrel is loose.
     
  16. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Its not to hard to install, if I was home I could do a pic for you. The one pictured in the Year One catalog is correct. The "mickey mouse ears" are for the clips to the frame. I am assuming that the cable is like the OEM one and the spring can go over the ferrule. You have to force the spring against the frame (use pliers/vice grips) past the ferrule. See the picture I posted. Slip the slot of the clip over the cable with the dish towards the spring so the spring goes into the cup. Gently let the spring loose and the clip will lock against the ferrule. It is basically a washer that keeps the spring from going past the ferrule. If your ferrule is loose it won't work. Is it loose?
     
  17. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    I don't see a clip on the picture I posted but it would go on the spring next to the ferrule. On that car the ferrule is larger than the spring and holds it against the frame. I guess that's camaro or mustang??? But it shows how and where the spring should be.
     
  18. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased the clip, but the ferrel is loose so it and the spring move. If that ferrel is supposed to be locked to that cable, it isn’t. I may need to engineer something to get it to spring back. Maybe crimp he ferrel myself.

    That front cable was a b**ch to install with the fender and wheel well in. It ain’t coming out.

    I was trying to upload a video. It’s only 4 seconds. Guess it won’t let me. Did some screen shots.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019
  19. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    $30! I just used a drum brake hold down spring retainer. All I did was cut a slot in it and slid it on the cable. I'll try to post a picture, but I can't always do it on this site. brake cable clip 001.JPG
     
  20. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Dremel with cut off blades is just after bailing wire and duct tape for tool box must haves. :)
     

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