Wilwood Parking Brake Kit

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  1. wiseman

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    I am installing Wilwood Parking Brake Kit and was wondering if anyone has installed one or have pics of the installation?

    I was also curious if there is a way or adapter to attach the wilwood clevis mechanism (or wilwood cable) to the existing stock brake line, so i wouldnt have to run a line up through the frame into the car?

    (The kit is pretty much identical to the Lokar kit)
     
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    I figured things out and come up with a solution .
     
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    Please share. It seems as if many have not done this. So if you are one of a few, we could use your input.
     
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    Hi
    Sorry for the real late response, my car hasn't been on the ground for months. I installed a wilwood kit in feb. and found out that my stock wheels wouldn't fit when I putting the car together. I Been waiting for my wheels to get here for 8 weeks. I came up with a solution for installing the rear end kit, but the I didn't get a chance to test it since the car wasn't able to put on the ground.
    Well, I put it on the ground this week, once I got my new wheels installed, and "the solution" that I thought I had didn't quite work out perfectly. So I went back to the drawing board and came up with slightly better fix on Wednesday and reworked it last night. I will post pics and do a write up of both methods tomorrow. Again, sorry for the response.....
     
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    Ok, here we go......First, I didn't photograph the install very well because I thought the installation of this parking brake kit was going to be an easy, straight forward install, but it wasn't. Also there are no other posts on this forum (that I have found) nor any useful ones online to follow that was specified for G-Body vehicles.

    Getting started:

    The kit I used: Wilwood Parking Brake Kit, P/N 330-9371
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    The initial installation of the cables are straight forward, (I followed the beginning steps exactly per the directions). After the cables are assembled, start from the rear wheel and attach the clevis onto the parking brake lever. Run the cables to the front of the car following the original parking brake path.

    This is where I changed things up a bit. The kit also uses another clevis with a pin and cable block assembly on the end that attaches to the foot petal or hand brake of the vehicle. The PROBLEM is that the clevis doesn't adapt to the OEM foot brake setup. And even if it did, you would have to go ALL THE WAY into the interior for the attachment (which would be a PITA since a portion of the parking brake line runs through the frame of the car).

    1st Solution:

    I purchased a Lokar Parking Brake Cable Replacement Wire Union Assembly, P/N S-8074 for $12.94 (Pictured Below).

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    I then used the above Lokar Parking Brake Cable Replacement Wire Union Assembly with the Cable Block Assembly and Clevis Assembly (Pictured below, TOP). The Cable Block Assembly and Clevis Assembly was included in the Wilwood Parking Brake Kit.

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    From here, I removed the Clevis Assembly (Pictured Below, TOP). I then screwed the Lokar Parking Brake Cable Replacement Wire Union Assembly, P/N S-8074 into the Cable Block Assembly (Pictured Below, BOTTOM).

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    From here, I then "cut" the factory parking brake line around the cross member (Cut according to your preference).

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    A simple explanation of the above Pic, (bottom assembly) is:

    - The Cable Block Assembly (left side) attaches to the new parking brake cables coming from the rear of the vehicle. (3rd picture above)

    - The Lokar Parking Brake Cable Replacement Wire Union Assembly (right side) attaches to the OEM Brake Cable Line (the line that was cut). The "cut" OEM Parking Brake line is to be inserted into the hole of the conical side of the Union Assembly. Tighten the 2 setscrews to hold it firmly in place.

    Theoretically this "will" work. The problem I had with this, was that it was very, very hard to adjust the Cable Block Assembly which adds or subtracts tension of the brake. This was especially difficult with the limited space I had to work in due to the location of where I mounted the Housing End Adjuster Bracket Assembly. So, I came up with an simple tweak to make it work better.....

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    To ease the hardship of trying to adjust the tension (while being confined to a small working area), I found it easier to use the original Clevis Assembly (that I previously discarded). There is a "free=spinning" hex just before the "u-shaped" area of the Clevis. I went back to using this vendor supplied Clevis Assembly , and purchased a Rod End (Pictured Below) Note: It has a thread of 5/16-24.

    Description: QA1 Rod End, 5/16-24 Thread
    P/N: GFR5T
    Price: $9.97

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    From here I assembled the 3 parts together like this (Forgot to show pin):

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    Pictured above (starting from left to right), we have:

    (Left) - The Clevis Assembly = Screws into the "Adjustment Block" (allows attachment of the new / aftermarket rear brake cables from the Adjustment Block to the Lokar Parking Brake Cable Replacement Wire Union Assembly.

    (Middle) - The Rod End = Screwed onto the Lokar Parking Brake Cable Replacement Wire Union Assembly (Serves as the "adapter" to allow the Clevis Assembly to attach to the Lokar Parking Brake Cable Replacement Wire Union Assembly)

    (Right) - Lokar Parking Brake Cable Replacement Wire Union Assembly = Attaches the newly cut stock brake line to be connected to the Rod End.
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    [Looks I like can't attach any more pictures to this entry (10 is the limit. My finishing pictures will be below]
     
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    Thank you for this info. Looking forward to reading the conclusion and seeing the completion photographs.
     
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    Finished Pictures:

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    Note 1: I added anti-seize to all the threads, but placed thread-locker (blue) on all set-screws (6 total).

    Note 2: I placed a backing nut on the rear of the Adjustment Block (on the side that is towards to the rear wheels)
     
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    Which wilwood brake kit did you use?
     
  10. wiseman

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    I used 140-7149-DR for the rear & 140-12297-DR for the front. The "-DR" designated the optional drilled rotors and red powder coated caliper option. Drop then suffix "D" for solid rotors, and you can get black calipers by exchanging the " R" for "B". Hope is helps
     
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    Did you have to hack off the top of the axle tube end plate, where the stock brake cylinder mounts?
     
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    yes and redrill out the two existing bolt holes. then line up the kit and mark the other two holes and drill them. as far as the whole parking brake setup, the link above is what i bought what theyack mentioned above...

    http://autofabcart.net/afrc-parkingbrakecableadapterkitwillwoddandaerospace.aspx

    you swap brackets, and have to bend the wilwood bracket a bit but everything lines up perfect w stock cables
     

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