My dad needs a new emergcy brake cable on his 91 ford tempo. How much does that run and is it req. on NYS inspection?
Well, his car doesn't have one but three emergency brake cables so... You
gotta know which one needs replaced first.
As to the safety inspection, while I've never lived in NY, I've never seen a safety inspection that doesn't include the e-brake. Probably a call to the DMV or a look at their website would answer your question.
EDIT: After a week with no response I'll assume it's either not important enough or you don't know enough to help us help you.