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cb500t

posted on 24/1/15 at 04:21 PM Reply With Quote
Handbrake on live axle

I will be running a Mk1 Cortina axle on my build ,but its handbrake is rod actuated,and Sods Law means the rod is right where I need to place a Panhard rod,is there a cunning way round this situation ( a tried and trusted fix ?? )
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steve m

posted on 24/1/15 at 04:29 PM Reply With Quote
Yep, move the back plates around and drill new holes to suit, as its a common problem

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cb500t

posted on 24/1/15 at 04:36 PM Reply With Quote
So the trick is to rotate the backplates and drill new mounting holes? But the rod passes through a 'boss' on the axle,do you just ignore it?
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NigeEss

posted on 24/1/15 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote
Can you cut the boss off and re-position it ?





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Oldaker

posted on 24/1/15 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
The Ron Champion answer was to use Allegro handbrake cables, I believe, and do away with the rod system

[Edited on 25/1/15 by Oldaker]

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twybrow

posted on 25/1/15 at 09:32 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Oldaker
The Ron Chapman answer was to use Allegro handbrake cables, I believe, and do away with the rod system


This is what my axle has. All of the rod mechanism removed, and a bracket welded on to mount the Allegro cables. I haven't even needed to rotate the back plates....

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cb500t

posted on 25/1/15 at 09:39 AM Reply With Quote
Any pics? and Allegro cables seem to come in 2 parts.do I need both?
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Oldaker

posted on 25/1/15 at 09:48 AM Reply With Quote
Separate cable to each drum Best pic I can find: http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/photos.php?action=showphoto&photo=a758270-P1010052.JPG

and : http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/photos.php?action=showphoto&photo=a758639-P6170017.jpg



[Edited on 25/1/15 by Oldaker]

[Edited on 25/1/15 by Oldaker]

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cb500t

posted on 25/1/15 at 09:50 AM Reply With Quote
Both 'rear' cables or both what are described as 'front' cables?
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Oldaker

posted on 25/1/15 at 10:36 AM Reply With Quote
I've not got the book to hand, but I think it is the 2 rear cables

Edit: found a link with part numbers : http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=37959


[Edited on 25/1/15 by Oldaker]

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Danozeman

posted on 25/1/15 at 10:45 AM Reply With Quote
Im running cortina back axle with cables. Much better than the rod.





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steve m

posted on 25/1/15 at 12:46 PM Reply With Quote
"Im running escort back axle with the original rods and cables, works fine for me"





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