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Wow! What's a Mopar guy doing on a Cougar site??? I'm building a 47 Plymouth street rod (yeah, its got a HEMI in it!) The rear axle is an 8-inch from a 67 Cougar. I'm trying to hook up the rear brakes --new 10-inch drum brakes from Currie. The brakes that came with the junkyard rear axle were rusty and had been cut -- they're toast. I'm trying to find out how the Cougar emergency brakes are set up. I don't have a factory shop manual for the Cougar, just a crappy Haynes manual. I'm guessing that the e-brake rear cables extend all the way to an equalizer bar and then there's a front cable from the equalizer bar to the foot-operated e-brake. I'm trying to find out the wheelbase of a 67 Cougar. My Plymouth has a 117-inch wheelbase. If they're about the same, I may be able to use Cougar rear cables and equalizer. But right now I know squat for sure. Sure could use some help. I used to do Fords back in the day. Had a 57 Custom 300 tudor with 70 351W and C90E heads, Offie intake and Isky cam. It was a torque monster running thru a Toploader. Thanks, moparist
 

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Here is a picture of a 67 68 its a little different

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Thanks for the the great pictures Its a little more complicated than I hoped but I may be able to do something with it. It looks like the RH rear brake cable is longer than the left. The equalizer appears to be on the left side while the right side has a support loop the longer cable passes thru. Your foot brake would be pushed, pulling on the equalizer and tightening both cables to apply the e-brakes. My high school 38 Ford town sedan ( 4-door conveertible) had a similar system, but used two equal length cables to an equalizer pulled by the handbrake, What I need to figure out now is if there are two equal length cables I can use that will fit either drum brake lever arm and find an equalizer that will accept the cable end balls. We iused to pour the little ball ends like that using zinc and a sand core when I worked on a submarine tender. Thanks again guys. I'm trying to get hooked up with Classic Cougar to see what cables and equalizer I can use. If I can return the favor, just ask. Moparist
 

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No foot brake for the emergency brake on 67/68 Cougar, they have a handle that you pull to engage the e-brake
 
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