Hand brake cable and rubber seals...?

1961-1968: a.k.a "Finnie" or "Heckflosse" models
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Hand brake cable and rubber seals...?

Post by einar » Mon 28 May, 2018 2:20 am

Is there supposed to be some rubber seals/grommets where the hand brake cable is guided toward the rear of the car? See red circles on the picture. I’m not able to identify any in the parts catalogue. Reason for asking is that the cable is touching (slightly) the gearbox, indicated by the green arrow. The cable also touches the metal at the red circles.
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Re: Hand brake cable and rubber seals...?

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 28 May, 2018 10:56 am

No rubber on my car, and to me it does not seem to be designed to have had any rubber at any time.

It should clear the holes, is it possible that the handbrake lever just behind the bumper has bent, or the pivot point has a lot of slop?

In Oz, the brake cable runs on the same side; there is a pulley system to bring it over to the LH side of the car. But my cable does not hit the gearbox

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