Brake Cable Dimensions: 1938 Autocycle

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 30, 2017

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    I’ve been slowly piecing together my ‘38 Autocycle Deluxe and was wondering what some dimensions are for the ‘big brake cable’; I’m mainly after diameters. I think this type predates 1940, I’m not sure. My cloth covered postwar brake cable assembly is approximately:
    • 0.200” O.D. (With cloth/ double wound)
    • 0.159” for the metal housing
    • 12G cable
    • Left-hand wind cable
    • Left-hand wind metal housing

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    I wouldn’t worry too much about the diameter of the inner cable.

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