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Offline twigren

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How to assemble the handbrake...?
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:50:00 AM »
Dear friends,

What is the best approach for assembling the handbrake (connecting the handle with the brakes).
No matter how I do, it's so hard (impossible!?) to put the adjustment screw to the cable top.
When mounted, of course the cable shouldnt be loose. But the force needed is more than I have...
I have the correct cable (new from niemöller), and all the things are in place.
What os tour approach, do you start from the handle, from brake side, or how is it intended to be done?

Thomas Wigren
Mercedes-Benz 170S, 1951

Offline John Ellis

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Re: How to assemble the handbrake...?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 04:08:49 PM »
First thought, have you attached the main brake cable to the rear three leg pivot arm correctly (see sketch)?  If mounted with the main cable pointed forward it will never pivot.  Second thought, there were two different cables in 1951. Mercedes Benz part number 183 420 00 85 for chassis number up to 09820 and 183 420 06 85 for chassis number 09821 and above.  Don't know what the differences are, but it could have been a different length?

All that said, there should be enough thread length to make the front short cable attachment.  Mine has about 10 cm of adjustment thread.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 04:13:58 PM by John Ellis »
John Ellis
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1958 190
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