Emergency Brake Cables

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neemos64

Guest
This weekend, after only one year, I had to replace the completely
rusted and frozen up emergency brake cables on my car. They were
severly rusted from the rotor all the way to the water seal inside the
car. I was wondering if anyone had considered greasing the inside of
those cables, perhaps adding a zirc fitting...

Good thing its fairly flat in Houston.

Thanks, Bill Todd
 
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neemos64

Guest
This weekend, after only one year, I had to replace the completely
rusted and frozen up emergency brake cables on my car. They were
severly rusted from the rotor all the way to the water seal inside the
car. I was wondering if anyone had considered greasing the inside of
those cables, perhaps adding a zirc fitting...

Good thing its fairly flat in Houston.

Thanks, Bill Todd
 
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John Friese

Guest
Hello Bill,

I pack as much grease into the cable as I can and I also put some
grease into the water sealing boot. It's not a perfect answer but
they last me for at least 3 years that way. I've talked to Hugh
about having some made with a zerk fitting on the cable near the wheel
well but nothing has happened yet.

John Frise

67 White
67 Red



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "neemos64" <wtodd@...> wrote:
>
> This weekend, after only one year, I had to replace the completely
> rusted and frozen up emergency brake cables on my car. They were
> severly rusted from the rotor all the way to the water seal inside the
> car. I was wondering if anyone had considered greasing the inside of
> those cables, perhaps adding a zirc fitting...
>
> Good thing its fairly flat in Houston.
>
> Thanks, Bill Todd
>
 
J

John Friese

Guest
Hello Bill,

I pack as much grease into the cable as I can and I also put some
grease into the water sealing boot. It's not a perfect answer but
they last me for at least 3 years that way. I've talked to Hugh
about having some made with a zerk fitting on the cable near the wheel
well but nothing has happened yet.

John Frise

67 White
67 Red



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "neemos64" <wtodd@...> wrote:
>
> This weekend, after only one year, I had to replace the completely
> rusted and frozen up emergency brake cables on my car. They were
> severly rusted from the rotor all the way to the water seal inside the
> car. I was wondering if anyone had considered greasing the inside of
> those cables, perhaps adding a zirc fitting...
>
> Good thing its fairly flat in Houston.
>
> Thanks, Bill Todd
>
 
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lah20car@aol.com

Guest
<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 11/15/2006 9:16:01 PM Central Standard Time, wtodd@ems.jsc.nasa.gov writes:



<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">This weekend, after only one year, I had to replace the completely

rusted and frozen up emergency brake cables on my car</blockquote>



Bill wouldn't it be better to replace these with stainless ones, don't remember what that little thing on the brake shoe end looks like though, the threaded end I have seen on aircraft cables.</font>
 
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lah20car@aol.com

Guest
<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 11/15/2006 9:16:01 PM Central Standard Time, wtodd@ems.jsc.nasa.gov writes:



<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">This weekend, after only one year, I had to replace the completely

rusted and frozen up emergency brake cables on my car</blockquote>



Bill wouldn't it be better to replace these with stainless ones, don't remember what that little thing on the brake shoe end looks like though, the threaded end I have seen on aircraft cables.</font>
 
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