I have set of reproduction Rocky Mtn brakes that I want to put on my speedster. Due to various modifications on the car, the actuating hardware that came with the kit will be difficult to adapt.
I have seen the forum threads dealing will original AC brakes that use cable actuation off the brake pedal. I think it would be rather easy to use the cable system to actuate the Rocky Mtns on my speedster.
Has any one tried this and what were your results? Is there anything inherent in the repo Rocky Mtn design that makes cable actuation a bad idea?
I did this on my 22. I used the equalizer and ran cables back to rear wheels. It worked just fine once I got everything adjusted!
You can skip the equalizer and mount the cable through a pulley connected to brake pedal above the center line of the brake pedal shaft via a pull rod and guide on the drive shaft.
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David and Mark,
Thanks for your responses.
Another option to consider is pick up a set of parking brake cables for a modern car or pickup truck (ones enclosed in a "sheath". By anchoring the sheath at the rear axle and then again at the frame, you know have a great many routing options. I used a set of parking brake cables from a Ford Taurus for the front brakes on my "27 T roadster. Made the installation quite simple. On it I wanted one side longer (the right side) and the Taurus cables totally accommodated this. I have been working on a '67 F100 project and looking at it's parking brake cables, they could work well.
Just a thought.
Thanks for the idea. I always value your thoughts.