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Old 19th August 2019, 02:23 PM
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Hi guys, lm using mx5 rear brakes and having trouble routing the handbrake cables to avoid rubbing the chassis.
I’ve tried bending the cable bracket to no avail.
I’ve tried cutting and re-drilling, still no joy.
Has anybody tried swapping the cable over so the cable comes out the rear of the calliper?
Essentially chopping off the nipple guide on the lever and attaching a cable mount then making a plate with a nipple guide on it that bolts back on to the calliper.
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Old 19th August 2019, 07:04 PM
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Old 19th August 2019, 07:05 PM
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Old 19th August 2019, 08:22 PM
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I basically made two new mounts for the callipers a little longer and different angle I then crossed over the cable routing as it goes over the diff so n/s cable goes to the o/s yoke then that goes to single cable to handbrake.



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Old 19th August 2019, 09:57 PM
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Hi Gary, Iím using my version of the talon diff housing so there isnít much room for cable routing. I might cut two scoops out of the top diff support and weld in a couple of 20mm diameter tubes for the cables to pass through
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Old 19th August 2019, 10:26 PM
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I stand corrected mine don't swap over they did do!!!

So mine is also a Talon chassis, I have also made some brackets that bolt up with the wishbones and also run it through two large cable clips that are bolted to the inch x inch box section across the top of the diff, although I haven't had it rolling their is plenty of adjustment and cant turn hub with a lever bar.


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Old 19th August 2019, 10:59 PM
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Are you using Talons diff housing?
Iíve made my own but it means I canít run the handbrake cables easily past the diff
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Old 20th August 2019, 06:20 PM
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Yea I have one of Talons diff covers its not really that time coming over the top of it

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Old 20th August 2019, 06:45 PM
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Do you have a photo of how youíve ran the cables over the diff?
My handbrake is positioned so it misses the gear lever when in reverse and that means itís quite far back, which in turn means the handbrake cables are quite far back. Did you shorten your single handbrake cable?
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Old 20th August 2019, 07:15 PM
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Buzz me over email or mobile and ill send some pics I can only seem to login to site on laptop also using single cable to handbrake

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