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Thread: E-Brake cable questions *SOLVED* If you're swapping a TC rear in, READ THIS!

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    I remember grabbing a spring with a hook from a car that keep the cable off the tire. I have to look for that I think I know where it is

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    The '91'-92 parking cables are .75" longer, with a 3" longer sheath. My crude measurements shows the sheath length is as the ragged edge of working, however the extra total length should eliminate linkage modifications.

    Will the 3" extra inches of sheath restrict the cable from retracting properly at the caliper?

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    Nope. The sheath is longer, but when installed the distance between the sheath holder thingy on the caliper and the point where the end of the cable attaches on the lever will be the same. The sheath length will be taken up at the other (forward) end, which is likely why I didn't have to relocate the cable mounting lugs on my car and why the tire did not touch the cable. It might also be why I had to add some length...

    *Edit* I just noticed I had said '90 Mark VII cables in my earlier post. Must've been '91 cables, because they were the same as the "late" cable Jeremy shows
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    I used the 90 mark cable,but did make them work.I made new holders for the rear mount to change the angle.
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    I wonder what I did? I think I just rerouted the cable sheath, then I may have fed through a different cable - not sure - which I cut to length and terminated using cable stops to get the length correct. I may also have used a different sheath - man, I can't remember it's been so long.
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    Just got my e-brakes installed after 6 months, for some reason I ordered the '90 cables, but I made them work. On the '00 Mustang rear axle/brakes I have, the tines on the caliper end don't go all the way through the bracket, but is so far holding nicely. I Did have to hog out the hole in the bracket about .025" .Ended up cutting the U-Bracket off(Early cable, pic above), and making new couplers out of 5/8" Pipe. Apparently I forgot that there is an adjuster to play with

    I also relocated the mounts for the chassis back about 4" to get the housing to curve correctly so as to clear the tire. Pics later!
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    I guess I just took the easy way out.... I used the full set of cables from a 87/88 TC
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    Nothing wrong with that, and I snagged the cables when I got my rear.

    But...ya can't get 'em new anymore...so when they seize up...
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    I looked for TC cables for several years in the yards and every single one I went to grab were either rusted or torched from some dingbat that cut the rear out of the car when it was in the JY

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    I just put these on our cougar. I want to say thanks for researching this. I used Brakeware #C10132 purchased from Autozone for a 91 Lincoln Mark 7. I did not have to do any cutting or spicing to anything. Cable adjustment nut is on by 1 nut width (no extra thread sticking out to loosen).
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