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Position of Hand Brake Tree on the chassis

PostPost by: mcole01 » Thu Nov 02, 2023 4:32 pm

Hi Everyone,

On my Spyder chassis the position of the hand brake tree is off-set to the right. I assume that this is to allow the arm that connects the tree to the hand brake cable to extend beyond the differential to allow a straight pull by the hand brake. However, for a LHD car where the hand brake is on the left-hand side and the cable runs down the left side of the chassis (I assume) and to the left-hand side of the differential the hand brake cable has to snake around the back of the differential. This brings me to my question: is the hand brake tree off-set to the left in LHD chassis. If not what is the routing of the cable to function correctly?

Mike
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Nov 02, 2023 5:24 pm

mcole01 wrote:Hi Everyone,

However, for a LHD car where the hand brake is on the left-hand side and the cable runs down the left side of the chassis (I assume) and to the left-hand side of the differential .....
Mike


Bad assumption! The cable still runs on the RHS of the chassis & the tree remains in the same position.
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