Parking Brake Tension
Hi all. I loosened my parking brake cable to get it out of the way when installing the new subframe bushings. I have it all back together, but was curious about the cable tension.
If I'm reading this correctly, the AIM states that at 3 inches in front of the equalizer on the frame guide bar, you should be at 30lbs of cable tension at full depression.
For me, the cable is pretty tightly stretched at 1.5" in front of the equalizer, the parking brake pedal is comfortably heavy when pushing and reaches the floor without binding, and the car is held into position. I marked it with a marker before disassembly, and it was at the 2" mark. Ironically it works better now than it did then despite the 1/2" difference in tension.
Should I continue to strive for 3", or just leave as is if its working? Just want to be sure that I'm maintaining a safe level of tension.
67 Black RS Coupe, 383, M21 & 10 Bolt Posi. Edelbrock E-Tech 170 Heads, 2204 Roller Cam, Air Gap Intake.
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