heads-up on handbrake cable mislabelling

DasWolfen at aol.com DasWolfen at aol.com
Tue Jun 24 10:32:45 EDT 2003

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 The block style mounts were a running change for the 1990 model year. They
are otherwise identical to the 1989 cables. There was no change to the car. 5k
cables are identified by having 3 grommets on the left, 2 on the right and a
barrel shaped tip, the early 100/200/V8 have 2 grommets on the left and 1 on
the right with a ball tip.

 IMO the early round grommet is a better design. It allows the cable to flex
over a much larger area as the wheel moves. With the block mount most of the
flex occurs where the cable enters the block. Eventually the plastic sheath
cracks, water enters  the case, and the clock starts running.

 I'm not advocating either style, just an FYI. =0)


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