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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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1967 Parking Brake Recommendation?

When we restored my car, we neglected to replace the rear two parking brake cables (no idea why) but replaced the front cable and handle assembly. The handle assembly was absolute crap, but installed it anyways, which I regret now.

I want to get my parking brake working again, so are there any recommendations on different parking brake options, or do most just stick with the factory setup? I kept the factory rear drums, but with all new parts obviously. Car is a 4 speed, so it would be nice to have.

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Most seem to go with stock or the Lokar hump mount. Some have adapted other hump mount handles from a Fox or whatever but it's a lot of work.

I don't like the stock one too much and it's sticking on my exhaust (totally my fault) so I can't even use it, which really limits my options of where I can go. But I'm too lazy to get under there and futz with the exhaust even more.

I'm thinking of switching to the Lokar. I like the idea of having a true emergency brake instead of just a parking brake.
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When I bought my '68 coupe the parking brake was a mess. I replaced the worn stock parts and got everything properly adjusted. The result is a fully functioning park brake. I bet if you give all of your park brake cables and components a once over and TLC that you will achieve a good parking brake.
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When I bought my '68 coupe the parking brake was a mess. I replaced the worn stock parts and got everything properly adjusted. The result is a fully functioning park brake. I bet if you give all of your park brake cables and components a once over and TLC that you will achieve a good parking brake.
I did the same. With all new parts (that are not expensive at all), and new rear brake hardware which you already have, the stock parking brake actually works quite well. With my stick shift (T5) I have to use it everyday, and it works really well holding in the hills of Los Angeles with no problems at all. I wouldn't even consider the hassle of changing it out for anything else, as nothing more is needed.

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My stock parking brake and rear drums works perfectly.
I have a slight inclined driveway and I don't worry about pulling the car out to warm it up with the parking brake holding it.

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Has anyone found a better replacement stock-style handle?

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Has anyone found a better replacement stock-style handle?
Absolutely. I should have mentioned that earlier. After breaking two stock-style plastic handles, I went with an aluminum one, similar to this one. Never had a problem since. Almost all of the major Mustang suppliers have these.


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Just purchased the Lokar setup myself. Haven't installed it yet but if your not set on the stock setup it seem like a good option.
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