5 into 4 will go - but not easily (handbrake cable)

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Re: 5 into 4 will go - but not easily (handbrake cable)

Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:30 am

That's a previous owner mod

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Re: Today's daft question, Coupé prop shaft UJ bolt size

Post by MikeT » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:24 am

Anyone know whether they're they the same for a 6a?



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Re: 5 into 4 will go - but not easily (handbrake cable)

Post by philhoward » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:43 am

Probably, yes.

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Re: 5 into 4 will go - but not easily (handbrake cable)

Post by teecee » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:46 am

There is another way. I recently purchased a se5 cable from one of the main spares outlets,and was advised that "it's the only cable available you will have to make a few alterations"
So I tried it and to be honest it was going to be a bodge job. So using the old cable as a pattern I cut the end off the new one, pulled the inner out, cut the outer to the correct length, and turned it round the so the adjusters were back by the lever. The Clovis ends were too big to go through the holes in the axle brackets, remove the brackets and thread the inner cable all the way through. Now the clever bit, found a local guy who makes rigging for sailing boats, he kindly cut the excess inner cable off and crimped on a new fertile to the cut end.Job done.

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Re: 5 into 4 will go - but not easily (handbrake cable)

Post by DARK STAR » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:00 am

So you still have the adjusters totally inaccessible ...
And I don't think my way is any more complicated.
Cutting and re-crimping the end is a good idea though.

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Re: 5 into 4 will go - but not easily (handbrake cable)

Post by Joe. » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:22 pm

Why not just get speedy cables to make you a new one that actually fits? They were able to do a handbrake cable for a reliant rebel for about £35 posted a couple of years back.

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