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Old March 15th 2019, 18:12
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Beetle E-brake to 944 cable adapter

Hi,

In the past, I made my own 944 adapter 'swans', but I got an official adapter set with a bunch of parts I bought in the past.
Its probably a Gerd Weiser set, sold by Franky's many moons ago.





The problem is: Im not really sure how one is supposed to attach the beetle/VW cable into that adapter part?
Do you use solder that cable in? Or do you need to use a giant vise grip or something?

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Old March 15th 2019, 18:54
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They look like they should be crimped. Maybe take them to a store that makes hydraulic hoses and see if they can crimo them? Or DIY with a battery cable crimper...the kind that you hit with hammer?

I wouldnt trust solder
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Old March 16th 2019, 05:10
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Yeah, I agree on that crimping is probably what is intended here.
However, I want/need to do the crimping on the car. Meaning not on the work bench. What hand held tool has enough power to do that?

Plus if it doesnt work, I have then a cut cable and a problem.

I think ill try to find some 4mm steel plate, make a new set of swans instead and leave the crimping to the more experienced metal workers among us ;-)
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Ok, so I made up some swan necks for the e/brake to work with the original handbrake cable and made up a new brake line for the caliper.

I did all this over 30 years for the first time on my first 1303 back then and I still think its an awesome upgrade to any IRS car



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Omg, Wally, I want the wheels on that notch.

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Old March 17th 2019, 04:47
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And the best thing is: they weigh next to nothing!
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And the best thing is: they weigh next to nothing!
I know, I have one, so far. Lanner has a set of the even lighter ones!

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Old March 18th 2019, 04:03
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AFAIK, there are no lighter ones. Even the versions with round holes (I presume that is the reference here?) weigh the same in the same width/size. I had one of those too and weighed both ;-)
Lots of hype (and $$) though with the Porsche 356 Outlaw crowd about the ones with the round holes...
These are still cheaper then original gas burners and about the same weight
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Well, I must admit I've never had a round hole spare in my hands, so I'll defer to you. They sure are more expensive on the used market.

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Old March 21st 2019, 07:27
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Back to the topic: I have a similar e-brake adapter kit from Kerscher. I cut the bug end and crimped the new ends on the cables at a local machine shop. It's been working like this for more than 10 years now. Kerscher still has this kind of kit for sale.
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Old March 21st 2019, 18:57
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Hi Wally

If you have no way to crimp, then you can also solder the tail with silver solder.
Has ELO (Horst) also made and that keeps impeccable.

Question to you: What's up with kever.nl ?
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Thanks for the tip!
At the moment I have made new 'swans' to operate the E-brake, so its all good and functioning now.

Keversite has been down for a few weeks now indeed. Such a pity, but I understood people are working on it. Lets hope its back asap.
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