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right guys i fitted my focus rear disc conversion today (2.0 16 255mm) using the focus rear handbrake cables,only to find the escort front handbrake cable is too short :unsure:

 

can someone confirm which front handbrake cable to use,as i have no handbrake :mellow: and to top it al off the bleed nipple snapped off in the caliper :nutter: :vangry: anyone had any success in removing a snapped one :tired:

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right guys i fitted my focus rear disc conversion today (2.0 16 255mm) using the focus rear handbrake cables,only to find the escort front handbrake cable is too short :unsure:

 

can someone confirm which front handbrake cable to use,as i have no handbrake :mellow: and to top it al off the bleed nipple snapped off in the caliper :nutter: :vangry: anyone had any success in removing a snapped one :tired:

I'd say the Focus front handbrake cable, usually when you fit something from another car onto your car you use the running gear it came with, i cannot guarentee they fit though as, i have never done it. Worst! I bet you cried when that bleed nipple snapped, umm, i believe you can send it to a company and they drill it out, tap it and insert a new one as, it would have to be extensively cleaned.

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i did cry after the handbrake scenario,"right lets just bleed them and get back and forth to work i can get a cable tommorow.................then snap! :nutter: :nutter: :nutter: :nutter: :nutter: :nutter:

Ahh no! That makes it all worse. Take a brick with you, when you park, chuck it under the back wheels and have it in gear, handbrakes are over rated haha :thumb: I remember snapping a bleed nipple in my wheel cylinder, i can just replace that for 10 quid so i don't care, but calipers, that sucks haha.

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I'd say the Focus front handbrake cable, usually when you fit something from another car onto your car you use the running gear it came with, i cannot guarentee they fit though as, i have never done it. Worst! I bet you cried when that bleed nipple snapped, umm, i believe you can send it to a company and they drill it out, tap it and insert a new one as, it would have to be extensively cleaned.

pretty sure its focus but think you have to modify it somehow if the bleed nipple isnt leaking you could try bleeding it from the flexi hose instead if not probably better to get another caliper but undo nipple first :thumb:

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You've made me think of something. Where the bleed nipple is snapped, is is still sticking up a bit, can you get a hack saw and cut a slot in it then get a flat blade screwdrive to undo it? I suppose, it's a bit tight for that?

maybe weld a nut to it :thumb:

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You've made me think of something. Where the bleed nipple is snapped, is is still sticking up a bit, can you get a hack saw and cut a slot in it then get a flat blade screwdrive to undo it? I suppose, it's a bit tight for that?

maybe weld a nut to it :thumb:

That's an even better idea!

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You've made me think of something. Where the bleed nipple is snapped, is is still sticking up a bit, can you get a hack saw and cut a slot in it then get a flat blade screwdrive to undo it? I suppose, it's a bit tight for that?

maybe weld a nut to it :thumb:

That's an even better idea!

but i am a welder /fabricator lol :thumb:

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You've made me think of something. Where the bleed nipple is snapped, is is still sticking up a bit, can you get a hack saw and cut a slot in it then get a flat blade screwdrive to undo it? I suppose, it's a bit tight for that?

maybe weld a nut to it :thumb:

That's an even better idea!

but i am a welder /fabricator lol :thumb:

Ahh fair enough haha.

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The escort front cable is correct, have you wound the adjuster back at the handbrake end?

 

You could get a re-con caliper?

 

yeah dan its right at the end of the thread.

 

bought a focus one today about 1.5 inches longer so just about to fit it,so we'll soon see.

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The escort front cable is correct, have you wound the adjuster back at the handbrake end?

 

You could get a re-con caliper?

 

yeah dan its right at the end of the thread.

 

bought a focus one today about 1.5 inches longer so just about to fit it,so we'll soon see.

Hope it all fits mate.

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