If you are looking to restore your classic Ford Mustang from the ground-up, but are not sure where to begin, installing new Mustang brakes would be an excellent starting point. After all, all of the Mustang engine or transmission improvements would be worthless if you are not able to slow down or bring your Mustang to a complete stop! If you decide to upgrade your Mustang braking system, it is important to make sure that your Mustang parking brakes are in good working order as well. Mustang parking brakes, also known as Mustang e-brakes, Mustang emergency brakes, or Mustang hand brakes, helps keep the pony car in place when you park it, and prevents your vehicle from potentially rolling down a hill. At times, drivers activate their Mustang e-brakes in order to prevent rolling if both feet are required to operate the clutch and throttle pedals.
Though people do not always utilize them when parking, your Mustang parking brakes are an essential part of your braking system. You may not realize it, but when you initiate your Mustang emergency brakes, you are activating your rear braking system, while keeping your rear brakes adjusted. These all-important Mustang emergency brakes typically consist of a cable that links the brake mechanism and the lever or pedal. To trigger your Mustang emergency brakes, simply pull on the lever or press down on the pedal, and your rear wheels will be locked in place, even if you are parked on a steep incline.
If your handle pulls with ease or if there is no friction when you step on your pedal, there is a good chance that there is something wrong with your Ford Mustang parking brakes. After many years of repeated use or abuse, your Mustang e-brakes will eventually run their course, and will need to be replaced. Swapping your run-down factory Mustang parking brakes with aftermarket upgrades will provide your pony car with additional security, while reducing the amount of stress that the transmission receives every time that you switch the gear shift into park.
Stop at CJ Pony Parts For the Latest in Mustang Parking Brakes
Whether you are replacing your original Mustang emergency brakes entirely or if you are looking for one or two modifications, it is important to buy the right equipment that correctly corresponds with your Mustang’s year. Luckily for you, CJ Pony Parts features all of the Ford Mustang parking brake parts and accessories that you need! CJ’s offers a wide selection of Mustang e-brake parts that can accommodate pony cars from the mid-1960s all the way through S550. CJ Pony Parts features individual Mustang emergency brake parts or complete kits to fully complete the restoration project.
The cable is at the heart and soul of any braking system, and since the brakes themselves are often abused when pulling or stepping down, it easy for the linking parts to become damaged. Thankfully, CJ’s sells premium Mustang parking brake cables for both the front and rear brakes. CJ Pony Parts offers a diverse array of Mustang emergency brake cables that are designed specifically for either the driver or passenger’s side. Many of these cables are engineered and manufactured to the same specifications as your original equipment, making them simple and easy installations. Before you purchase any Mustang parking brake cables from CJ’s, make sure to note if the necessary mounting brakes are included or not. Additionally, some Mustang emergency brake cables are equipped with protective sleeves for added security.
If you are looking for the complete aftermarket braking experience, it would be wise to pick up one of CJ’s Mustang parking brake assemblies. CJ’s offers a variety of Mustang e-brake assemblies, from a number of respected vendors, which include all of the necessary Mustang emergency brake parts. The Mustang parking brake assemblies from CJ Pony Parts are easily mounted and use all of the existing factory brackets and access holes. These assemblies are constructed from sturdy-stamped steel, and are coated with a polished corrosive-resistant black finish, that will provide a stark visual upgrade from your original equipment!
If you have successfully upgraded your Mustang parking brakes, why not give your entire braking system some attention? While you’re on the site, feel free to check out CJ’s selection of brake calipers, brake drums, brake rotors, and more!