Brakes: Part III

Follow-up on brake cable story from the last newsletter – It gets worse!

At first glance the frayed brake cable looked suspicious … something didn’t look right. There were no frayed cable ends sticking out, but the strands were damaged and gnarled. At any rate, the cables definitely needed replacing. Once they were off the car and subject to close inspection, we found the cable schwages had been tampered with. After roughly half of the cable strands on each side had frayed an enterprising repair person re-schwaged the broken strands, apparently with a chisel, certainly without the proper schwaging equipment required for such an important safety issue. Continue reading