HenryV

Mk 5/6 short rear handbrake cables (Ford 1335046) ?

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Hi again folks,

I'm about to (again) adjust my rear drum brake shoes.

The last time I did them (2017), I replaced the rear (short) handbrake cables with genuine Ford 1335046 due to one of them being almost down to one thread.

I remember the genuine new ones being 'unfit for purpose' in my humble opinion.

I seem to remember that the 'collar' comes out of the hole in the drum housing when the handbrake is released.

They were held in place by useless plastic 'wings'.

Please could anybody with experience of this issue advise me on a trustworthy aftermarket alternative?

The 'Holy grail' in my opinion would be cables with a locknut/fastener on the inside of the drum housing.

Informed advice will/would be much appreciated.

Best regards,

H..

                                   

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The plastic wings are common on many genuine and aftermarket cables I'm afraid, I think you would be lucky to find anything different if the original Ford ones use plastic. 

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36 minutes ago, stef123 said:

The plastic wings are common on many genuine and aftermarket cables I'm afraid, I think you would be lucky to find anything different if the original Ford ones use plastic.

Aftermarket are generally the same as o.e 

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Thanks Stef/Ian,

Appreciated.

I might have a look at improvising an adaptor to enable a better fastening for these blighters.

Whatever I do, I'll post my result.

Might take a while 'cause I'm just too busy with allsorts at the mo'

H..

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