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Parking Brake Pedals

myrl883
I need to replace the parking brake pedals on a couple of my trucks. I have 2 spares, one is early ('80-'83 I think), one is late style ('84-'91). They appear to be interchangeable, and I'm certain they are because the last known part number for all 1980-1991 trucks were 1984 part numbers.

Now for the real question - The parts catalog shows that F100, F150, and U150 all used the same pedals, but F250 & F350 used a different part number. Does anyone know the difference, or how to tell them apart? I don't know what my spares came off of. I cannot find engineering numbers stamped on either of them.

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Gary Lewis
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By golly, you are right!  And my page that shows them is wrong.  It says F-Series above column 2B, but that's the F150's.  F250's are 2C and F350's are 2D.

So the Bronco's and F150's got E4TZ 2780-C and the F250's and 350's got E4TZ 2780-D.

The way to find out is probably via the ID # stamped on them.  Look for something like E4TE 2780-A1 and let me know.  I can probably cross reference that ID # to the part #.
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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Gary Lewis
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Oops, now I see that you said you can't find the numbers on them.  Hmmm, I dunno......
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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myrl883
Yep, I can get engineering numbers off of DOW for reference on the '84 part numbers, but it does me no good. Remember, I've been slinging Ford parts for the last 35 years - I have plenty of info available...

The only thing I can think of is that one must pull the cables further than the other. If that's it, I can compare my broken pedals to the spares. Does that seem logical to you?
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Gary Lewis
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What is DOW?

As for pulling them farther, that does make sense.  So, lay them side by side?
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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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myrl883
DOW is DOES On the Web. It replaced ford's old blue screen DOES-II system. It's our dealer communication system. Dealers basically don't actually talk to anyone at FoMoCo.

That was my thinking - put my old ones next to the spares and measure how far they pull when applied. I can't think of any other reason they would differ.
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85lebaront2
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Probably a good point, the F150s have essentially passenger car brakes, the F250/350 with the Sterling or Dana have a longer internal lever and the apply leverage is much greater, but is very sensitive to adjustment as it is simply two tangs on the lever up at the anchor pin that push the shoes apart.
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"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional" Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator Wife's 2011 Flex Limited Daily Driver 1994 Taurus LX Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413

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ArdWrknTrk
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Is the forward half cable the same across all U/150 and 250/350 trucks?

If not, the cable diameter or the ferrule on the end may be different.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with an Edelbrock 1826 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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In this table 2A is Bronco, 2B is F150, 2C is F250, and 2D is F350.  And #2853 is the front cable.  If I read it correctly they are the same across 150/250/350 if the wheelbase is the same.  So it must be the rear cable that accounts for what brake system is in place, and the front cable accounts for the wheelbase.

Given that, it would make sense that trucks with larger rear brakes would need more leverage in the pedal mechanism.


Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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85lebaront2
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Gary, I would say that is a pretty much correct assessment. The original system on Darth had a very long front cable that went all the way to the equalizer. The 1996 system I upgraded to (necessary due to the change in steering column and parking brake control) has a standard front cable, then an extension cable to the equalizer. The spring loaded piece at the equalizer is eliminated.

It is nice due to the self adjusting brake control, but can be a royal PITA if you need to disconnect the control (pedal) from the cables. The cables have to be pulled all the way back and held so a 3/16" rod (screwdriver) can be inserted through the pedal and self adjuster.
Bill Profile

"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional" Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator Wife's 2011 Flex Limited Daily Driver 1994 Taurus LX Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413