Brake Cables

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IanHardaker
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Name: Ian Hardaker
Location: Genoa, Ohio, USA

Brake Cables

Postby IanHardaker » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:19 am

Does anyone know a good source for Brake Cables, either in the UK or USA? My outer cables seem spongey with no sheathing left on them, just the armoured body.

IanHardaker
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Name: Ian Hardaker
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Re: Brake Cables

Postby IanHardaker » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:57 am

Has nobody had to replace brake cables! Red Triangle can't help.

johnlayzell
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Name: John Layzell

Re: Brake Cables

Postby johnlayzell » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:34 pm

Ian,

This is who the MG folk use: http://www.speedycables.com/cables.html

Please post what you find. Good luck!
1925 SC12/50
1937 SP25 VDP Saloon
1970 Peking to Paris Rally VW Beetle

alvisspeed20
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Name: M.H.Westlake

Re: Brake Cables

Postby alvisspeed20 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:30 pm

Speedograph Richfield in Nottingham area replaced mine. Good job & no great expense. They require your old ones to reuse certain bits that are obsolete! I seem to remember that the outer sheathing was a slightly larger diameter than the original which involved delicate drilling out of the backplates - which I did in situ!

Have fun, Hugh Westlake (Speed 20, SD)

Silver Eagle
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Re: Brake Cables

Postby Silver Eagle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:32 pm

I have experience of using both Speedy Cables (now in Abercrave Swansea) and Speedograph Richfield and would cheerfully recommend both. Both have web sites.

You can ask for them to fit a grease nipple (use axle oil)in the middle of the cable but about 12" nearer to the cross shaft end to discourage too much oil getting into the drums.

I am surprised that RT do not carry any already made up, I'm sure they used to.

Phil Robertson 3861Wa

johnlayzell
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Re: Brake Cables

Postby johnlayzell » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:32 am

Speed 25.
I have installed the replacement rear brake cables, starting at the rear brake drum end. I now find the cables are about 1" short at the front end.

I have measured the new cables against the old cables and they are the same length.

Am I right in assuming I should have attached the front end first and then worked on fitting the rear to the drums, etc?

I have slackened off both wing nuts in the right engine bay as far as I can.
1925 SC12/50
1937 SP25 VDP Saloon
1970 Peking to Paris Rally VW Beetle

tf1695
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Name: andrew wisdom

Re: Brake Cables

Postby tf1695 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:21 pm

I need to replace the brake cables on my Silver Eagle SG 16.95 but I have to remove the brake drums first.

Please could someone give me the correct procedure for doing this job? The car is not much more than a rolling chassis at the moment so access to the mechanicals is not a problem.

Thanks

Andrew

johnlayzell
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Re: Brake Cables

Postby johnlayzell » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:49 pm

If the Silver Eagle cable braking system is similar to a Speed 25 system I can help you as I've just done that job.

I have photos which may help.

Feel free to email me at: johno8@aol.com
1925 SC12/50
1937 SP25 VDP Saloon
1970 Peking to Paris Rally VW Beetle


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