Author Topic: Early 67 parking brake hardware diffrences?  (Read 2085 times)

Offline sparky65

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Early 67 parking brake hardware diffrences?
« on: March 05, 2010, 05:27:00 PM »
I was looking through some of my pictures to see if i had one of the parking brake equalizer lever and i found this picture.



It looks like it has the longer cable connector that my shop manual has labeled for a cougar.  It also has a spacer behind the nut on the equalizer rod.  I have the spacer and when I cleaned it up I found FoMoCo stamped on it.  Was this an early change or is the shop manual wrong?  What finish should be on these pieces?  Too bad the picture isn't clear enough to answer my other question.
Steve
1967 Pebble Beige  I6 Coupe built in Metuchen on Oct 26, 1966.
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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Early 67 parking brake hardware diffrences?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 11:16:21 PM »
It would seem that if the spacer is not used on the adjuster rod it would allow the cable to extend farther so that the shorter Mustang cable connector could be used. The Cougar body was longer and needed the extra length gained by the longer cable connector. I can't remember coming across this arrangement on a early 67 Mustang before. Bob
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Re: Early 67 parking brake hardware diffrences?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 11:29:26 PM »
I was thinking maybe they ran out of the mustang type connector and just grabbed one off of the cougar line but that doesn't explain where they found the spacer.
Anyone recognize the spacer from somewhere else?
Steve
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2009 Black GT Coupe

 

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Early 67 parking brake hardware diffrences?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 11:38:13 PM »
If the scenerio happened as you say (which is possible) they would have had to come up with the spacer from some other application as you speculate. It looks similar to the spacer on the BB clutch fork adjuster.  Bob
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