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    Posted: 23-March-2020 at 12:55AM
Does anyone have pictures or a diagram of the parking brake cable mounting locations for an Elite? I have the cables on the car, but they are floppy. I feel like there may be mounting brackets missing or similar. Any help welcome on this, as I need to get it working as my driveway slopes!
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I can try and get you one in a day or two when I have some time to search and scan the image (unless someone else posts something first).  If you have a factory service manual, I think it might be in there.  If you don't have the factory service manual, I'd recommend purchasing one.
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Thanks for that. No rush if you can find anything. All I have is the Haynes manual, which is a bit useless for some things - especially this!
Factory manuals always the best I've found previously. 
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i have a 74 manual and i think they changed the cable routing in 75? somewhere on here joe tv2m8o posted something about this same issue with his 76...
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I wound the most obvious adjustment nut I could find, which seems to have improved matters. Will give it some more though.

Is one press of the foot lever usually correct, or one and a bit? 
Don't know what is normal, as am used to hand operated cars. 
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if it's holding tight and about only half way to the floor you're good
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Sorry for the delay.  See the diagrams in this post here:


I hope that helps.
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Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:

Sorry for the delay.  See the diagrams in this post here:


I hope that helps.
 
Thanks for that, I had seen the earlier diagram somewhere before, but not the later one below it.
 
I gave it a good adjustment which has improved it. Still room for more but don't want it to be binding while moving. Need to jack it up to do it really.
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