After I get over this sinus infection I'll have to get under Her Majesty
to see if all the bits are there.
On 7/17/2015 9:42 AM, PaulHunt73 wrote:
> The 'box' only applies to 77 and later MGBs. Before that the outer
> ends at a pivoting lever on the diff casing, the inner extends to the
> left-hand wheel, and a short cable goes back from the right-hand
> wheel. Other than that both types work the same, i.e. the end of the
> outer moves to a position where the same force is applied to both
> brakes when the cabin lever is pulled up.
> I posted a link to a picture of the later system.
> There were no less than 10 handbrake cables for the MGB - banjo, Mk1
> tube, Mk2 chrome, rubber bumper to September 76, and September 76 on,
> and each of these had variations for wire wheels and stud wheels. So
> plenty of scope for manufacturers getting it wrong. The first four
> pairs all vary in length and the last pair has the different
> compensation arrangement, as well as a different length to most if not
> all of the others. If yours is only slightly too long i.e. the cabin
> lever comes up too far and you have used up all the adjustment at the
> cabin lever end, you can clamp a spacer or 'shortener' onto the short
> cable at the compensation lever, between the nipple and where it comes
> out of the trunnion on the free end of the compensation lever
> ----- Original Message -----
>> That sounds intriguing. I have a '69 Tourer w/wire wheels. The cable
>> for it doesn't have a rectangular box, AIR.