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Old 10-16-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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Parking Brake Cable

When I bought my 1972 Chevrolet K20 4x4 it did not have the parking brake cable installed under the truck. I have a new one and have been trying to install it. It looks like the cable will be close to the driveshaft. How does it install so that the cable is kept off the driveshaft?
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

Hey man, welcome from Montana. I have a '72 Chevy K10. The parking brake cable and assembly is removed right now for the work I'm attempting. I'm about to uncover it, put it on the lift and take an inventory of the parts I need to order. If you can wait a day or two, and no one gives you the answers, I'll get back to you. Later.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

matt1morton, sorry it took so long to get back to you. If you haven't solve this issue yet, I took a couple pics of mine. The cable meets at a spring on both sides of the transfer case. The cables follow the frame to the rear tires, but they are suspended, not attached to the frame. The are close to the drive line and the exhaust, but seemed to clear everything by at least 5". Hope this helped. Later.
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This is looking at the driver's side of the cable.
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This one is mostly on the same part of the truck, just looking at the passenger side.
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This is the passenger side, going to the rear wheel.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:46 PM   #4
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

Way to go Tim!! Nice job showing
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

Thanks for the help. I figured it would work like you showed but the clearances on my truck seemed close. It will work though. Thanks again.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:14 AM   #6
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

Well since this thread seams to have been satisfied I'll ask a follow up question; When I swapped the Lincoln 9" into the rear of my C10 LWB I had to kind of marry the two era's and makes of E-brake linkage. It is pretty close and I can get satisfactory brake action but I have to press the pedal all the way to the floor to where it is on the carpet. I looked at the pedal assembly and it appears that there is no adjustment on the cable end like a threaded cable end. Is there any way to adjust these cables that I am missing?
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

I'm not looking at it right now, but if the springs have the same bracket as mine, it looks like a bicycle brake or a motorcycle set up where you turn the thumb screw. I wonder if you could manipulate the cable guide (with the hook) to take some slack out.
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

Hi Mike: is not too weak a Lincoln rearend in our trucks?
What ratio is and what year?
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:21 AM   #9
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

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Well since this thread seams to have been satisfied I'll ask a follow up question; When I swapped the Lincoln 9" into the rear of my C10 LWB I had to kind of marry the two era's and makes of E-brake linkage. It is pretty close and I can get satisfactory brake action but I have to press the pedal all the way to the floor to where it is on the carpet. I looked at the pedal assembly and it appears that there is no adjustment on the cable end like a threaded cable end. Is there any way to adjust these cables that I am missing?
Hey Mike, didn't realized there was a follow up question. I know when I do rear disc brakes, I end up turning the piston out so the pad fits on as close as possible to the rotor when you slide the caliper back on to bolt it down, but not so tight that you are pounding down the caliper to bolt it down, the play between the pad and the rotor is taken out by applying the e brake and releasing it. In turn you are ratcheting the piston out slowly, thats how a lot of rear discs self adjust. If you set the e-brake pull and release it a few times, it should help firm up your pedal, or get under the truck and do it manually...this might fix it. I sometimes put my right foot on the brake pedal, and rachet the e-brake with my left and you can feel the brake pedal slowly pumping up.
Another thought, you might need to change your proportioning valve to one that is used for 4 wheel disc, if you haven't already.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:16 PM   #10
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Re: Parking Brake Cable

When I did mine I bought a univeral one and it allows you adjust it in the proper spot and where it connects at the back. Was a life saver because when I switched to a single drive shaft I had an issue with the location, this cable locates differently. I cant remember even where I bought it,,,probably up north in Ontario,
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