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I'm trying to find a nicer brake handle (for the e-brake) something in billet aluminum would be nice. I am having no luck at all in a search for something better. The stock one looks terrible with the rest of the recent changes:

http://www.classic-mustang.net/jay/misc/handbrake.jpg

I have nowhere to mount a floor handle (ala Lokar) due to a console, etc. The only thing that have found in a search is this (cannot be used for obvious reasons):

http://www.petesfab.com/images/18.jpg
 

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Jay,

Could you mount a floor handle between the drivers seat and the door?

If you have any race shops around or other places that do metal fabrication, check with some of them to see if they could make you one of aluminum.
 

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If you were to go to all the trouble to have it placed between the seat and the door you would have to reroute the cables...

Go get another one and take it apart and then try to see what you could replace it with. You might be able to put anything on there, it is just a tube that is about 1/2 in diameter. No reason you couldn't use a beer tap, shifter handle or anything else you could put on there....
 

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lol, my dad used to break the e-brake handle in his 65 all the time. He would pull up hard and the plastic would snap as the flat inner metal rod deformed with the force. He went through 4 in one year once. What a pain they are to replace too.
 

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I will have to see. I don't think there will be much room because I am also installing a set of Corbeau seats and they take up additional space as well. The floor mount is the best setup...

BTW did I mention that I don't have an e-brake setup yet anyway /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif. Baer is supposedly working on one /forums/images/icons/wink.gif.
 

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I was look through Street Rodder and saw a cool e-brake system that puts a little disc between the drive shaft and the diff. Single cable operation. It looked like it might be a do-able thing on a pony too.
 

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about a year ago I tried getting that setup to work on my car. Problem is that the caliper and mount will not clear dual Flowmasters. This is not to say it won't work with other mufflers, but with Flows or similar sized mufflers it's a no-no on the early cars.

That was another straight to eHay purchase /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
 

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The VMFer in Brasil (Argentinia??) used a Hurst/B&M style aluminum shifter handle for the ebrake handle. It looks nice, but the ebrake handle should look smaller than the shifter handle. It looks like you have two shifter handles...

Try a VMF search, he has a photo.
 

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There is an easy way to change plastic brake handles. The process is basicly using vice-grip plyers to grip then break-off the plastic covering the very end of the plunger rod. Once that is broken off a similar grip and breaking off can be done with the plastic covering the pin area. The pin is then exposed and is easy to pull out.

I have done this a few times and can be done in a minute or two.
 

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One:
http://www.danchuk.com/largeformat/2256.jpg

Two (they sell it without the logo):
http://www.danchuk.com/largeformat/10055.jpg
 
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