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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:31 pm 

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:43 pm
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Location: Texas 75150
The complete rear GT disk brake setup I now have on my 97 Geo Metro required that I use the old drum brake
emergency brake cables. The disk brake cable that came with the rear GT disk brake setup where unusable. One
was frozen and had areas on the outer casing that had rubbed through. The other cable was very stiff.
So I used the drum brake cables.
I got two cable clamps at the hardware store for less then $2.00.
Not knowing how well the clamps would hold, I counted seven coils back from the end, I then cut the next five coils out.
I did this so if the cable clamps slipped I would have 7 coils to keep the cable clamps from slipping to the ends.
IE if the clamps slip I still have emergency brakes.
With a pair of wire cutting pliers, I scoot the spring back, install the cable clap tight. Then take the extra thread and
insert it into the hole on the caliper emergency brake bell crank. I used a thin stainless sleeve with moble-1 grease,
and green loctite on the threads of the nut.
The drum brake cable fits in the hole on the caliper e-brake mounting bracket. A little loose but still workable.
It took me an hour to do both sides. Didn't cost an arm or a leg in parts and I have an emergency brake that locks
on 4 clicks of the emergency brake handle.
3348 shows the cable and the rear e-brake bell crank.

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97 Geo Metro LSI,1.3L-GT-DOHC-16v,4.10 5-speed,A/C,170,000,suspension lowered 1",4 wheel disk brakes,15"alloy wheels with 185/50-15 Toyo's,GT bucket seats,analog oil pressure gauge,cruise control, new paint job. 40 mpg at 65 mph.
Good, fast, cheap. You only get two.

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