heads-up on handbrake cable mislabelling

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Mon Jun 23 21:27:52 EDT 2003

i used the "wrong ones' on de wife's wagon with no ill affects.


At 05:18 PM 6/20/2003 -0400, Phil Rose wrote:

>I recently received packages of GEMO (oem) handbrake cables that had
>the correct label and p/n (441 609 721B/722B) for the '91 200q20V,
>but inside were the *wrong* cables (wrong in both packages). These
>"wrong" cables have a pair of rubber grommets (near the middle)
>instead of the thick *block* of rubber that our model uses for
>mounting. I imagine the lengths probably were incorrect as well, but
>I didn't bother to check that aspect.
>I had examined the packages only to the extent of reading the labels
>and p/numbers, and it wasn't until installation time (at Art Mayhew's
>shop) that it was discovered I had brought the wrong parts--much to
>my chagrin. Fortunately, Art had the right cables in stock (I had
>assumed he didn't), and so the error caused no delay or extra
>expense. My cables had been ordered from TPC, and Rod is "making
>good" on it, of course. I don't know if GEMO has shipped many (or
>any) other such mislabelled brake cables, but I thought I'd mention
>this instance--to alert any listers who are planning to buy cables.
>Phil Rose                               Rochester, NY USA
>'91 200q        (139K, Lago blue)
>'91 200q   (64K, Tornado red)                   mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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Peter Schulz
1990 CQ (awaiting S2 3b engine transplant)
1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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