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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 17, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Something is wrong with these cables..

With my rear disc brake kit for my 68 Camaro (staggered shocks) came the cables for the E-brake. I was supposed to get 1 intermediate cable and one cable that attaches to each caliper. This is what I got: (see photo)

One cable is a lot longer than the other and looks a lot like a front cable that attaches to the e-brake pedal.. Look at the close-up pic of the long cable. Did they send me the wrong cables?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 17, 05:48 AM
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Re: Something is wrong with these cables..

The bottom end of the front cable has a threaded end for the slack adjustment. If you don't have that I would guess you have two rears but It seems they should be the same length. I have no experience with disc conversions.

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Re: Something is wrong with these cables..

Did the brake kit come from CPP?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 17, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Something is wrong with these cables..

No, Auto City Classic...

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I am almost done with my brakes, and CPP provided cables, however I had to order custom cables. The one they sent me for the passenger side was just too short to make work, no matter how hard I tried. I too have a 68 with staggered shocks.

After looking at your pictures, my only guess is that the long cable is intended to replace a portion (or all?) of the front cable??? But like the post above said, it would need a threaded end for adjustment and doesn't appear to have that.

I called CPP about the measurements of the cables I should be using and they provided the following information

40 1/4" total length cable
31" casing (drivers side)

31 1/4" total length cable
22" casing (passenger side)

So my supplied cables are close to the same and tie in to the front, already existing parking brake cables.

Like I said.... Unless there is some magical secret, the passenger side is too short. The driver side is also plenty long. I ordered new cables and added 4 inches to the passenger side. Finally getting the project wrapped up.

That short cable with the casing looks like it might be the drivers side that hooks to the caliper, but I'm at a loss in the long one. And I'd say you are missing the other side that hooks to the caliper (depending on the length of the short one with the casing... I can't tell which side it would be.)

Hope you can get this figured out. Good luck.
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I am almost done with my brakes, and CPP provided cables, however I had to order custom cables. The one they sent me for the passenger side was just too short to make work, no matter how hard I tried. I too have a 68 with staggered shocks.

After looking at your pictures, my only guess is that the long cable is intended to replace a portion (or all?) of the front cable??? But like the post above said, it would need a threaded end for adjustment and doesn't appear to have that.

I called CPP about the measurements of the cables I should be using and they provided the following information

40 1/4" total length cable
31" casing (drivers side)

31 1/4" total length cable
22" casing (passenger side)

So my supplied cables are close to the same and tie in to the front, already existing parking brake cables.

Like I said.... Unless there is some magical secret, the passenger side is too short. The driver side is also plenty long. I ordered new cables and added 4 inches to the passenger side. Finally getting the project wrapped up.

That short cable with the casing looks like it might be the drivers side that hooks to the caliper, but I'm at a loss in the long one. And I'd say you are missing the other side that hooks to the caliper (depending on the length of the short one with the casing... I can't tell which side it would be.)

Hope you can get this figured out. Good luck.


Good info. I guess these cables I got are useless...But I will measure to see if either fits those measurements you provided...

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The shorter cable with casing loos like it would work on one of the sides just depending on length. Remember to add 4 inches to the passenger side measurements I provided above, unless there was something unique with my car.

If you need a contact for customer cables, let me know. That was the biggest challenge. I think 2 companies emailed me back out of about 12.
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