Handbrake cables, where to find them?

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Handbrake cables, where to find them?

Postby jamezz666 » Sat Feb 04, 2023 5:31 pm

Hello,

where could i find, the two hand brake cables that go from one side of the axle to the other? For a Vauxhall firenza 2.0 axle.

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Re: Handbrake cables, where to find them?

Postby droopsnoot » Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:13 pm

They used to be all over ebay, I take it you've tried both there and the club spares chap?
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Re: Handbrake cables, where to find them?

Postby jamezz666 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:04 am

droopsnoot wrote:They used to be all over ebay, I take it you've tried both there and the club spares chap?


I remember seeing a few on eBay a couple years ago, but now they've all gone. I've sent the club spares an email, so hopefully he can help.
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Re: Handbrake cables, where to find them?

Postby BobbyMel » Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:02 am

Try Adrian Miller on vivaspares@live.co.uk

He may have some in stock
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Re: Handbrake cables, where to find them?

Postby OUL 735 L » Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:34 am

Hi
Try these on ebay

Type into search

vauxhall viva hc firenza magnum hand brake cable set

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Re: Handbrake cables, where to find them?

Postby droopsnoot » Sun Feb 05, 2023 7:08 pm

jamezz666 wrote:I remember seeing a few on eBay a couple years ago, but now they've all gone. I've sent the club spares an email, so hopefully he can help.


If all else fails, I have some I could measure and I'm sure they would be quite easy to have made, the ones that go across the rear axle are only a cable with a ball on each end.
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Re: Handbrake cables, where to find them?

Postby 1972nail » Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:39 am

I replaced the ones across the axle with 4mm threaded stainless rod fitted with nyloc nuts with the domed ends inwards to work like the ball ends on the original cables. You need to be careful to adjust them to the same length as the original and adjust them evenly.
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