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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: E-Brake pic - missing part? Reply with quote

Hi, you guys were very helpful on the horn install, wondered if anyone had a picture of the emergency brake 'holder', the factory welded part? My 69 dune buggy has a fake set of cutrting brakes in it, didn't work, so I got the pin out and bought the new handle, but it seems I am missing some sort of u'shaped?? retainer for the back portion of the holder? The previous owner broke the sides of the holder taking out the original and trying to add the cutting....if you have a pic, please let me know!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean the mounting plate welded to the tunnel, or do you mean the 'compensator plate" that sits on top of the handle which the adjusting nuts bear against?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IMO, the most important part is shown as alittle dotted line. I guess they think you already know that the pushbutton rod 'hook' goes on it. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad you mentioned that, because it made me go back in and relook at that photo more closely. I've got a number of photos I've scanned set aside that I might want to use someday, unlabelled. That was one of them - and I'd forgotten where I'd gotten it from. That's not a type 1 lever. I'd scanned it because it was the only 3/4 view showing a compensator bar that I'd seen before, but it wasn't a type 1 lever.

BUT, I did just go in and edit it so it now looks more like a type 1 lever. Plus I went and tried to add that pawl in its proper location... Plus add the typical line drawing found in the manuals.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The plate on my tunnel has been modified by the PO (really) so that the e-brake works when you pull on it, but will not stay locked in place when you set it.

Just another thing to fix on this hooptie.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for the response! It looks like I am missing the plate that goes on top of the handle and holds the brake cables. I bought one of those chrome handles, and it came with the small parts below the handle for the ratchet, but NOT the top plate for the cables! Now I will have to go find one! Thanks again...if I can't find one, Appletree has one of those hydraulic small black box push button 'things' that you install and push the brake pedal and push the knob to engage.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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one of those hydraulic small black box push button 'things' that you install and push the brake pedal and push the knob to engage.....

hydraulic parking brakes do not work very well.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't those used to be called Line-Locks and were used on the front brakes of drag cars. I believe they were made by Hurst.

In some states, a mechanically operated parking brake is required. My buddy installed a driveshaft mounted rotor/hydraulic caliper parking brake in his Streetrod a few years ago. NSRA and the state of NJ wouldn't pass it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ricksminis wrote:
Hi, thanks for the response! It looks like I am missing the plate that goes on top of the handle and holds the brake cables. I bought one of those chrome handles, and it came with the small parts below the handle for the ratchet, but NOT the top plate for the cables! Now I will have to go find one! Thanks again...if I can't find one, Appletree has one of those hydraulic small black box push button 'things' that you install and push the brake pedal and push the knob to engage.....
Rick

The top plate can easily be made if you cannot locate one...Those pushbutton hyd park locks are illegal in most states and provinces. All vehicles must have two separate means of braking. Call it a park brake or an emergency brake it does not matter. It is a totally separate way of applying the brakes. A hyd park lock utilizes the main brakes hyd system. Besides this they leak and eventually release the brakes.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, well......it sounds like I should forget the hydraulic button brake and look for the little plate for the factory ebrake, thanks for your input it's apprreciated! I will look around, maybe at as junkyard in town. I used the buggy last summer without the ebrake, and it is a little scary to park it and just have it left in first gear....know what I mean??
thanks again, I am on the hunt....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello again, thanks to another member, I bought the whole assembly, the handle, and all hardware including the cable retainer, big thanks to Mark!! Hopefully it will fit in the messed up holder on the vw pan body between the seats, my assumption is cthat the holder is a factory part, and is welded to the pan! It's alive...it's alive!!!!
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