Parking Brake overhaul - need parts

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by rkammer, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    I'm getting ready to overhaul the complete parking brake system on my '71 GS. Even replacing the broken foot brake assembly next to the driver's kick panel. I have this assembly but need all the cables, clips and small parts going all the way back to the drum rear brakes. Where is the best place to buy everything I need in a kit?

    Also, I've seen part numbers that are different for Turbo 400 vs Turbo 350 trannys. My set-up is a 455 motor with 400 tranny but, I think the tranny cross member is from a 350. Does this make a difference?
     
  2. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Inline Tube sells complete kits.

    The TH400 cars use a longer front cable,and a shorter intermediate cable,due to the location of the crossmember being further back.

    The 4-spd and TH350 cars have the crossmember in the same location,further forward,and have a shorter front cable,and longer intermediate cable.
     
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  3. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Very helpful, thanks.
     
  4. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    I used http://www.bruinbrakecables.com/ for the cat -- was very happy. I will say the biggest hassle was acquiring the right s-shaped wire hooks that connect the cables to frame and then figuring out where they attached. Initially, I had no clue which hook went where or the sizes of the missing hooks...The service manual was a big help in some regards but a picture or two from a GS owner would surely be appreciated. It's not easy to start from zero --you doubt that you've got it right. I think some Fisher engineer is still giggling in his grave about that set-up especially when the cable gets whacked by some road crap and all the pieces go flying. :_)
     
  5. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I recently needed a single cable and got it from Bruin Cable. No issues.
    Inline Tube has all of the correct hooks,with & without coatings.
     
  6. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    Have been looking at Bruin cables- they sell a whole bunch for various cars on ebay between $22 & $35 with free shipping, but in talking to them about getting rear cables made for my Dana 60-under-a-Buick, they wanted $135 engineering fee per cable (unless the left & right were the same), $20-45 for materials & $10-25 for shipping- that's a potential $340 for 2 cables. And how come they don't know how much it would cost to ship 2 brake cables?
     

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