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E-brake Question

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by BadGoat, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Mar 25, 2019
    BadGoat

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    Hi All,
    My Project Old Goat build is using Cadillac rear disc brake calipers with the built in parking brake. My Jeep didn't come with any type of e-brake handle. Do you think the original cane style hand brake has enough leverage to activate the Cadillac calipers or should I use a floor mount type hand brake for the additional leverage?


    Mike
     
  2. Mar 25, 2019
    Bowbender

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    The cane style has a lever attached to the drum at the rear of the transfer case, so I think you would have to rig some kind of a lever to use it for the rear brakes. Norcal recently did this using a floor mounted lever from a forklift.
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2019
    Keys5a

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    The original brake handles are known for breaking the plastic Tee handle, so I might be looking at other options. The Willys Wagons from the early 1960's used an Orschein parking brake lever, an industrial unit used on equipment. These are a lever type operator with an adjustment knob that fit in the same space under the dash.
    They have a lot of leverage to easily out-pull the cane type straight pull lever.
    -Donny
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    And within this lever, I would give it a substantial increase in leverage. The original cane pulled on a long arm that had quite a mechanical advantage on the single drum. You'd be losing that advantage by running the cane directly to your brakes.
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    The 2wd dj jeeps used the came with drum parking brakes but they had an intermediate lever to increase the pull force.

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  6. Mar 26, 2019
    BadGoat

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    Ok, thanks all, that's what I suspected. I'll find a floor mount lever to use.

    Mike
     
  7. Mar 27, 2019
    Cowboyjeeper

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    Is there any pics of this?
     
  8. Mar 28, 2019
    Keys5a

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    Check out eBay item #2833 6041 3502. This is not the exact part as used on the Willys Wagon, but is the same brand/design. This style brake actuator can be found made by Tug and Dorman too.
    -Donny
     
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  9. Mar 29, 2019
    wasillashack

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    You might try looking at Vegas and Pintos, IRRC they both had between the seats floor mounted hand lever.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2019
    BadGoat

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    I'll be buying new. Now that I'm on St Croix, I don't have access to junkyards, and there are new ones that are reasonably priced.

    Mike
     

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