Brake Cable Routing ???

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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 2/6/2005 12:28:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, amphicar770@yahoo.com writes:
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The problem is, how do I get the cable through the
hull so that the rubber boot is on the correct side of
the hull. The hard plastic bushing that sits in the
rubber boot is too wide to slide through the routing
pipe in the hull. The threaded ends are crimped to
the wire.

What am I missing?

Thanks,

Mike I.
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Hi Mike, I have installed three. The first two were the same as yours. The third the bushing went through the pipe. What I did was split the bushing with a sharp knife and pulled it off the cable. Then on the inside AFTER the cable is completely installed and adjusted I J. B. Weld them to the cable, that seals up the split and the hole in the center too. I glue that sucker to the cable.I also J. B. Weld the boot to the bushing and they never leak. So I only useone clamp on the routing pipeend of the boot.
Hope this helps, Tommy in 76 degree Tampa

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In a message dated 2/6/2005 1:00:19 PM Eastern Standard Time, echemike@sbcglobal.net writes:
<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: blue 2px solid"><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2">As I recall they have a slit in them to make this easy.
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The ones I got have not been split, but Iwonder ifthe ones from the factory may have been. Tommy in Tampa</font>
 
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Mike Israel

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Hi All,

I have never been very good at puzzles so I am now
stumped.

I am attempting to replace my parking brake cables.
The new cable has a clevis and nuts on one side to go
through the brake backing plate. That part I am OK
with.

The problem is, how do I get the cable through the
hull so that the ruber boot is on the correct side of
the hull. The hard plastic bushing that sits in the
rubber boot is too wide to slide through the routing
pipe in the hull. The threaded ends are crimped to
the wire.

What am I missing?

Thanks,

Mike I.
 
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Michael Echemann

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Mike,
One end of your cable should have a closed hook which will go through the
backing plate and attache to the brake shoe. the other end should simply
have a treaded part which a nut can go on. From the outside take the
treaded end and push it through the hull hole into your bilge. Once inside
the car you can slide the rubber boot over it and into place. Remember
those hard plastic bushings as you call them will come out of the boot and
then can be popped back on over the wire and reinstalled inside the boot.
As I recall they have a slit in them to make this easy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Israel" <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 11:27 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Brake Cable Routing ???


>
> Hi All,
>
> I have never been very good at puzzles so I am now
> stumped.
>
> I am attempting to replace my parking brake cables.
> The new cable has a clevis and nuts on one side to go
> through the brake backing plate. That part I am OK
> with.
>
> The problem is, how do I get the cable through the
> hull so that the ruber boot is on the correct side of
> the hull. The hard plastic bushing that sits in the
> rubber boot is too wide to slide through the routing
> pipe in the hull. The threaded ends are crimped to
> the wire.
>
> What am I missing?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike I.
>
>
>
>
>
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John Friese

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Mike,

On the last ones that came from Gordon's the plastic spacer didn't
have a split and I had to split it myself. I wasn't happy with that
plastic piece however, since it was really too large in diameter, and
replaced it with a small rubber stopper (available from most hardware
stores) which I first drilled and then split to do the installation.

Also, the boot, which had been put on the cable at Gordon's had been
pre-installed backwards. The larger end should go toward the wheel
well and the smaller end towards the front of the car.

I use cement to glue the rubber piece to the cable and use the
original Amphicar clamps, for this applicaton, which are available
from Gordon's. The correct clamps are smaller than any I've found in
auto parts stores. These original type clamps don't have the small
cut holes in them, which most auto supply store clamps have, that can
damage the soft rubber of the boots.

Ultimately, I'd like to see Hugh make these cable up with stainless
steel wire but he had a bunch of them made up years ago and has to
sell those off first.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red








--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Mike Israel
<amphicar770@y...> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I have never been very good at puzzles so I am now
> stumped.
>
> I am attempting to replace my parking brake cables.
> The new cable has a clevis and nuts on one side to go
> through the brake backing plate. That part I am OK
> with.
>
> The problem is, how do I get the cable through the
> hull so that the ruber boot is on the correct side of
> the hull. The hard plastic bushing that sits in the
> rubber boot is too wide to slide through the routing
> pipe in the hull. The threaded ends are crimped to
> the wire.
>
> What am I missing?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike I.
 
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