'26-'27 brakes

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'26-'27 brakes

Post by Bruce Compton » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:45 pm

I'm sure something has already been posted, but has anyone ever hooked up the emergency brake system to assist the regular service brake. I'm thinking a connection from the pedal to a cross shaft with rods and slots connected to the E brake rods. Bruce

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Re: '26-'27 brakes

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:17 pm

Yes it has been done. If you look in Lang's or Snyder's (others too), they sell an equalizer to do just that.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/2566BEQ.aspx
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Prod ... l-t/brakes
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Re: '26-'27 brakes

Post by Susanne » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:26 pm

Years (and years) ago I saw a T set up like that, small drum, not large - the (lined) parking brake would expand at the same time the external band would contract, squeezing the drum. IIRC I asked the car owner about it and he said it worked really good, but it was a so-and-so to get all 4 shoes synchronized so none dragged when released and all applied equal pressure when applied. I actually think it's a great idea if you can get it to work, and are willing to figure out the equalization issues.

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Re: '26-'27 brakes

Post by Paboot » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:38 pm

Hey Bruce, just did the install this summer. PM me if you want in the next few days and I will be glad to tell you how it works for me.
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Re: '26-'27 brakes

Post by Novice » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:35 pm

Tinkerin Tips Volume I. Copy Right 1988 by Ted Aschman has a project article called. " Poor Man's Rocky Mountain Brakes". Pg 48. where the rear emergency brakes are connected to the regular brake pedal. and the emergency brake leaver still can operate independently of the transmission brake. using a cable operated Brake equalizer. But if the Brake pedal is pressed both transmission brake and rear emergency brakes are activated.

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Re: '26-'27 brakes

Post by JohnH » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:02 am

I just use the hand brake to stop the car, no need to connect up the pedal.

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