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Post by bitterfitter on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:16 pm

I know this is a stupid question, but... Does the emergency brake cable go over or under the transmission crossmember? I had it installed under but it really didn't look right. It juhg down and rubbed on the crossmember. I just took it apart and tried to run it over and there is no way. The front cable tries to end right over the hump in the double hump crossmember. I am at a loss. Mad 

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:41 pm

Certain it goes over the crossmember. Should extend a little further past it to grab the intermediate cable.
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Post by dynchel on Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:37 pm

If I remember correctly, mine is routed under with wire brackets to the frame to keep it tight. If I get a chance I'll look tonight.
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:41 pm

I think its under as well. I do have a short arm that goes in a hole on the crossmember to also hold it up.
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Post by driveit on Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:48 pm

Mine just kinda hangs there. It is very loose and has never worked so I never use it.
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:17 pm

It must vary, then, because mine was originally over the crossmember. It's below now, though, as I replaced it all with aftermarket stuff (incl the crossmember).
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Post by dynchel on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:27 am

Joe73 wrote:I think its under as well.  I do have a short arm that goes in a hole on the crossmember to also hold it up.
That sounds exactly like what I have.  Maybe Monte carlo's had it above and chevelle below?  I wanted to snap a picture but the car is parked against a wall with another car right on it.  When I squeezed my fat a$$ on the ground the exhaust was blocking my view. Mad
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Re: emergency brake cable route

Post by RobW on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:34 pm

Hi,
Here is a picture of the routing on my 74 chevelle.  If you zoom in, you can see that it goes over the crossmember.


It may have changed in 75, when they changed the crossmember.

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:44 pm

Nope...my '75 Laguna has it running over the crossmember as does my '77 Monte.  I know the Monte's has never been touched...and, pretty certain the Laguna's hasn't been, either.  But, as I said previously, you'll notice on Rob's car that the adjuster link from the front emergency cable extends a little past the hump so it can connect to the intermediate cable.  Every car I've looked at in the salvage yards looked just like this.

By the way Rob, looks like you could eat off that underside! Nice job...and nice pic!
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Post by bitterfitter on Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:17 pm

I am curious. Maybe because I moved the crossmember back to the last holes because I am running a 200-4r? My adjuster is right above the hump and it is pinched between the floor and hump. I have no choice but to go under. Then I wonder if it lays on the exhaust or dangles under it?....

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:42 pm

I think you're onto something there.  The big block cars used the back holes to mount the crossmember.  I was doing some online research for the front parking brake cable.  Learned on the Inline Tube site that the TH400 does, in fact, use a longer front cable than the TH350.  The Parts Place doesn't differentiate this in their catalog...just showing one cable for all.  So...your front cable is now too short and this is why your adjuster is wedged above your hump (that's what she said...ha!).
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:25 pm

That makes sense -- the TH400 used the back set of holes on the frame for the crossmember, which we have to use because the TH200-4R is the same length as the TH400. I would have run into the same issue if I hadn't scrapped it all for aftermarket stuff.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:41 pm

I'm having trouble finding anybody who sells a longer front cable for the TH400. Even Inline Tube, who stated there was a difference, only shows one cable for all '73-'77 cars. Rockauto will show same part numbers for either tranny, except for an AC Delco number they specify for a TH400. Look it up online and find it is also a 51 3/4" lg cable...same as on the TH350 ( I have one I pulled off a TH350 right here with me and that is what it measures).  Jacking 
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Post by bitterfitter on Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:29 am

Does anyone think it would cause issues to run this able under the crossmember? Over is not an option for me. Also; if the front cable is longer, then is the intermediate cable shorter to compensate for this?

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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:02 pm

Mine runs below, mostly because the stock cable connects to the Lokar cables at a bracket that has to be mounted on my crossmember. No problems. I'll see if I can get a shot tonight.

If I had to guess, the factory probably put it up there to simply protect it and keep it out of the way. As long as it's secure and won't snag on anything, I would think you should probably be okay.
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Post by WyldeBill66 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:56 pm

Mine is under on my 75 Chevelle. Don't know if it's been messed with though. Everything else seems to have been on this car...laughs...

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Post by Silentknight85 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:43 pm

Do the rear cables go over or under the lower control arms? Neither look right, but I've never seen these installed.
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Post by Joe73 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:49 pm

Over. Thats why there is a heavy rubber sleeve on the cable. It actually lays on the arm.
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Post by Silentknight85 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:51 pm

makes sense. thanks
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Cable length

Post by Silentknight85 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:22 am

Does anyone have a length measurement on the intermediate e-brake cable? I've tried installing the cable as shown in several pictures and I have a LOT of slack left in the line. It hits the floor after all the pieces are installed. I believe I ordered the kit from OPGI a couple years back.

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Post by Joe73 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:32 pm

If you mean the long cable that goes from rear wheel to rear wheel, they come in all different lengths. I found that when I looked for my application it was a different length than what I have from the factory. Different by inches not because of any stretch.
Measure yours and find a match or if yours is missing maybe someone can post up a length of theirs.
What do you have? 2 or 4 door and what trans ?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:33 pm

I've got a spare that measures about 96" lg. It's off my '75 Laguna 350 as I bought a shiny new one when I did my brakes.
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Post by Silentknight85 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:18 pm

I bought the only kit on OPGI, not sure what the application is, but it says it fits the 73-77. https://www.opgi.com/chevelle/1974/brake-systems/emergency-parking-brakes/C210150/

I have a 74 2 door with a th350 trans. I measured the line a few moments ago. It's 115 inches in length. Yes, it's the cable that goes from wheel to wheel.
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:11 pm

Last I checked, rockauto had quite a few for our cars. I also cross referenced at acdelco.com. Lower right corner of the acdelco page allows you to search the catalog and our cars are listed.
I dont know why all the differences with 2 door cars. I can see two lengths, I for a th350 car and another length for a th400 car since the trans crossmember is in a different location.
But I have a stick car and I use a 107.25" cable. And my crossmember is in the same place as a th350 car.
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Post by Silentknight85 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:25 pm

Ok, I think what I'll do is hook it up and pull one end till iit's taut and measure the length left over.
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