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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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E-brake cable hits exhaust pipes

I replaced my old cable with a new plastic coated cable, If I run above or below the pipes they lay on the the pipes and melt, I tried to bend the rod, it snaped. anyone have this problem ? and how did you fix it. Any pictures will help out thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 06:04 PM
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Re: e brake cable hit exhast pipes

What year car? What "rod" did you bend?


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Re: e brake cable hit exhast pipes

It's a 67 and the rod is the ebrake rod that goes from the frame to the cable
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 06:25 PM
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Re: e brake cable hit exhast pipes

My bad - I thought you were talking about the rear cables. Post a photo and maybe someone can help you out. You can make a new bar easy enough, or buy a repro - they're cheap. Or cut and weld your broken one.


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 06:46 PM
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Re: e brake cable hit exhast pipes

I Believe most of us have similar problems in this area, from what i have seen on these forums. I was able to fix this issue with adding an additional spring that i attached to the drivers side sub frame and to the cable , just to the right of the rod you broke. It adds sufficient tension and pulls the cable away and down from the pipes and mufflers. It's been three years without an issue.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Re: e brake cable hit exhast pipes

thanks guys but does anyone haave any photos to help me out
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 10, 04:09 AM
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Re: e brake cable hit exhast pipes

Originals were not plastic coated and they ran accross on the bottom of the exhaust, so no issue with melting. Maybe a non plastic coated cable is the answer?

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