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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018 Thread Starter
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Wilwood Parking Brake Cable Install

I just ordered a Wilwood rear disc kit and their parking brake cable. I read through their directions and it seems pretty straight forward... until you get to the part where you hook up the cable to the existing parking brake pedal. I called Wilwood tech but they were not able to provide specific info. I saw a YouTube video of a Chevy guy modifying the Wilwood cable block housing by drilling through the cable block and thru bolting the existing threaded rod from the parking brake cable. This seems like the way to go for my 69.

I don’t want to reinvent the wheel here. If anyone has done this install, how did you do it and can you send photos?

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Well it seems to me that if you leave the stock front cable in place. and eliminate the threaded block form the wildwood kit and just use the U shaped bracket to connect the two cable to the rear the end of the Mustang cable should fit into the wildwood bracket with no issues.

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I may be misunderstanding but that would be the reverse direction. 2 single cables go from the brakes to the block. It needs the block to clamp the cables in. The c shaped thing would work on a stock single cable that runs to both. Attached below is an image of the Wilwood Install. The c shape is headed towards the front.
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Below are some images of what most people seem to be doing (non mustangs) on the internet. They eliminate the c shaped thing and slide the existing parking brake threaded rod through the Wilwood block. This means that the Wilwood block needs to be drilled. It has a hole but the diameter needs to increase.
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I'm pretty sure those are Lokar cables. I looked on their web site, but didn't see anything about installing them in a '69 Mustang. I installed the Wilwood rear disk brake kit in my '66, but removed the under the dash Ford handle used Lokar's tunnel mounted disk brake handle.
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I just ordered a Wilwood rear disc kit and their parking brake cable. I read through their directions and it seems pretty straight forward... until you get to the part where you hook up the cable to the existing parking brake pedal. I called Wilwood tech but they were not able to provide specific info. I saw a YouTube video of a Chevy guy modifying the Wilwood cable block housing by drilling through the cable block and thru bolting the existing threaded rod from the parking brake cable. This seems like the way to go for my 69.

I donít want to reinvent the wheel here. If anyone has done this install, how did you do it and can you send photos?
They forgot to include the instructions in the kit?
I'd contact them so they can remedy that. It might be on their web site.
BTW, you do an installation and install something, you do not do an install any more than you do an eat.
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