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Username Post: foot/handbrake        (Topic#357997)
stoveboltshane 
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Reg: 09-07-17
09-09-19 12:54 PM - Post#2775158    

hi guys having trouble with rear foot/handbrake on 59 belair wheels will lockup rotating forward but not backwards,although the passenger side wheel worked both ways until i removed the drum ,didnt dismantel anything put drum back on only works going foreward now , all shoes ,retaining springs and drums are new ? input much apreciated thanks.



 
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Hobart 
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Hobart
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
Reg: 11-18-02
09-09-19 01:56 PM - Post#2775165    
    In response to stoveboltshane

The emergency brakes on a typical rear- drum setup are only effective in stopping the car from rolling forward, not backward.

Bill

Chicago Gearheads Car Club / Lynch Mob Racing

'58 Delray Sedan Delivery (Yellowstone Park Car)
'59 Bel Air 2dr sedan
'68 Chevy II Nova
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mahlmann 
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09-09-19 02:49 PM - Post#2775173    
    In response to Hobart

Fascinating! I never heard that before. Does Bendix vs Huck make any difference?

Mike Ahlmann
Las Cruces, NM
'50 Tin Woodies (two) Ramon and Willard
'58 Impala Sport Coupe
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stoveboltshane 
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09-09-19 03:21 PM - Post#2775176    
    In response to Hobart

nothing to worry too much about then .sorry that should have been to bill .




Edited by stoveboltshane on 09-09-19 03:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Hobart 
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09-09-19 06:42 PM - Post#2775193    
    In response to mahlmann

I believe the reason they don't hold very well backwards is due to the shoes being different sizes forward vs. rearward.

Bill

Chicago Gearheads Car Club / Lynch Mob Racing

'58 Delray Sedan Delivery (Yellowstone Park Car)
'59 Bel Air 2dr sedan
'68 Chevy II Nova
'72 Eldorado ragtop
'80 Z28


 
DonSSDD 
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09-10-19 03:02 AM - Post#2775214    
    In response to Hobart

Try adjusting them a bit tighter on the main cable and on each wheel, you may be able to improve the stopping power. If you have a manual tranny, also park with the car in reverse, it holds better than any other gear.

If you don’t have a manual, I’d recommend a conversion.

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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Edited by DonSSDD on 09-10-19 03:03 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
japete92 
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09-10-19 08:22 AM - Post#2775236    
    In response to stoveboltshane

The sequence for adjusting the emergency/parking/manual brake is to first make sure the brakes are properly adjusted w/o any 'hold' from the manual brake. Then, adjust the manual brake to hold (in either direction it does not matter). The amount of friction holding the shoes to the drums is the same regardless of which direction the wheels are trying to turn.

Just trying to be helpful.

Pete



 
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