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john Mitchell
09-05-2017, 10:31 AM
I am putting a 63 Avanti drive train ,including the rear end, in a 60 Lark 2 dr wagon.
There are several rear parking brake cables for 63 cars with the rear end that I am using. I am guessing the length varies between the wagons,sedans and convertibles with front disc brakes. So, anyone know how I can tell which one will match up with a 60 lark 2dr wagon?

r1lark
09-05-2017, 11:32 AM
Another variable to factor in is, if the Avanti rear axle still has the 11" non-energizing rear brakes that we're used in conjunction with the front disc brakes, those 11" brakes take a different style (and part number) e-brake cable. The difference is how the e-brake outer conduit attaches to the backing plate.

It looks like you are aware of this difference based on your post, but wanted to make sure to keep you from an expensive "oh-oh". :)

StudeRich
09-05-2017, 02:54 PM
OK, a '60 Lark 2 Door Wagon is a 109" W/B, so you want a '64 Daytona, Commander 2 Dr. ("J" or "F" Body) or '63 Lark 2 Dr. ("J" or "F" body) W/Disc. Brakes Rear CABLE. NOT a "L" Convertible.

Studebakercenteroforegon
09-05-2017, 08:50 PM
OK, a '60 Lark 2 Door Wagon is a 109" W/B, so you want a '64 Daytona, Commander 2 Dr. ("J" or "F" Body) or '63 Lark 2 Dr. ("J" or "F" body) W/Disc. Brakes Rear CABLE. NOT a "L" Convertible.

A D body wagon (2 door) is 113" wheelbase - same as P and Y body.
So, following the thinking from above, you would want the rear brake cable from a disc brake equipped Y body, or a P body, provided the P body is a fixed roof version, not a sliding roof version with the X member frame. 1558236, for instance.

StudeRich
09-05-2017, 10:17 PM
OPPS, thanks Jerry, how did I forget that? YES use the '63-'66 "Y" Body 4 Door Sedan Cable with Disc. Brakes.

john Mitchell
09-06-2017, 09:05 AM
A D body wagon (2 door) is 113" wheelbase - same as P and Y body.
So, following the thinking from above, you would want the rear brake cable from a disc brake equipped Y body, or a P body, provided the P body is a fixed roof version, not a sliding roof version with the X member frame. 1558236, for instance.

Thanks,you guys can figure anything out.