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emergency brake cable rubber boots

Just wondering if anyone would know where I can order the rubber boots that are located on the rear brake calipers . It is the small boot that the emergency brake cable runs through. Iam having a hard time finding them. Thanks Arthur
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Unfortunately, most vendors only sell the cable assembly, which is silly. Try ALFA PARTS - Alfa Romeo Parts, Spares, Accessories 800-890-ALFA 1-800-890-ALFA (2532)

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Let us know who has them... Good luck.


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There is a small company in the UK, specialising in old Rover parts and obsolete rubber components, which makes these. I don't have a clue what else they might have fitted (it's unlikely that they would have produced tooling for an obscure Alfa part), but send them a photo of what you need and they will be able to help. The company name is Meteor Spares (no website), the email address is [email protected] . The quality is not fantastic but they looked good enough to do the job. I seem to remember that they were quite cheap, so buy more than you need and have some as spares. Hope this helps.

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to all parts I have advertised on the BB so far. Plenty more! Just ask.
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Did you ever find a source for the rubber gaiter on the handbrake side cable where it connects to the backing plate of the rear brakes?
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FWIW.I don't know what your specific gaiters/bellows look like,but if you google rubber cable gaiters or bellows,many places turn up.If a generic type gaiter could work,try Lambretta and Vespa cable gaiters,very inexpensive
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Cicognani sells these...

CUFFIA CAVETTO FRENO A MANO MODELLO ATE (2PZ)

but how would one install them on a cable with both ends swaged on?


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Yes, they do, but 28,00€ EACH? Mama Mia!

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how would one install them on a cable with both ends swaged on?
Yes, after dropping $65 + shipping on a pair of these gaiters, it isn't like you would want to risk forcing the swaged end through the little hole.

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Yes, they do, but 28,00Ä EACH? Mama Mia!
Yes, after dropping $65 + shipping on a pair of these gaiters, it isn't like you would want to risk forcing the swaged end through the little hole.
That price is for the pair....not each. I'm not defending the pricing...but how many of these kinds of parts do you suppose would be sold on a yearly basis? I'm just very grateful that they offer any of these impossible to get parts.


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Hi all, Classic Alfa has them (BR078-HANDBRAKE-SIDE-CABLE-RUBBER-GAITER). They charge $3.89 each! Great company to deal with - they're knowledgeable, charge a fair price and deliver fast. What else could a person ask for...

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You could ask that they're not a total PITA to put on. The hole is the size of the cable. Both ends are swagged on. I tried these on my car and it did not go well for the boots. Had to split the part that goes over the cable and fasten with a zip tie. They would be great if you were fabricating new cables. When I did the rear bearings I got two new cables with boots already on; more money but a lot easier and correct. That being said the boots were an excellent product.

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Or, for approximately $10 each, you can buy the premade cable with boot already installed. I just took delivery of two yesterday (left and right) and they look great!
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My point exactly. Not going to be easy to change the cables if you are not doing the bearings but in the long run you'll probably be happier with the outcome.
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