Early Mustang Handbrake
I wanted a center console handbrake in my car, the under dash hand brake was just a bad design.
A lot of good designs and off the shelf stuff out there, but I wanted to keep it simple, and affordable. I liked what Daze cars did, but a lot of work going into making the cable transition, modifying the late model handbrake to work with early model stuff. I went a different route.
I used a early Fox non adjustable hand brake for 25 bucks, copied and made a junction block much like Lokars connector, made some rollers (probably can get these off the early Fox too, but summer time in a junkyard is not where I wanted to be wallowing around). Then I used my original E brake cables.
Getting someone to swedge an E brake cable is impossible around here, so the junction block to adjust and keep the cables is the result of that, and I borrowed Daze keepers as a backup.
Starting from the rear, I fabricated and welded rollers to guide the cables into the tunnel, I bought these from McMaster and Carr, and made the mounts out of angle and flat bar. Then I made some guides in the top of the tunnel to keep em tidy. The cables run into the junction block I made from ¾ Alum flat stock, drilled holes for the cables, a center hole to attach the stock Fox adjuster hook, then drilled and tapped three holes for blind allen set screws to hold them. Then for and extra measure, I used tube nuts, drilled in the center, and used ball bearing s and bolts to further clamp the cables. Works like a champ, probably have 35 bucks in it, and I have yanked it, and no slippage.
Project 521 Gydyup - 67 Mustang Coup
521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
"old School - WWDD"