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 Post subject: Emergency brakes
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:50 pm 
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Hello
I originally was going to use a .350 thick solid rotor on the back , but I sold them ands bought vented .810 Wilwoods
I have 4 piston calipers and bought some spot calipers for the parking brake, but they look kinda' flimsy
I have seen the internal drum set ups., not really sure if they work with alum hats or how expensive they are?
Anyone done this with a simple approach? I can fab something if req'd. I even have small single piston calipers that I could use, but I think it has to be a mech set up
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 Post subject: Re: Emergency brakes
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:12 pm 
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I did some searching through my various parts that I have collected over the past while and I am able to do the emergencies in hydraulic
I know they are to be mech, but if the system is seperate from the main system why cannot it be hyd? I have a pair of single piston Wilwoods off a strut front end and a Hurst/Airheart master(small) I even have a raft of stainless line and fittings
I tried to mock it up on the rotor and I can make it work. It will only be that the emergencies are hyd but on it's own system
I have the parts, have the time(laid off) and have the ability to fab up the pcs and it won't really cost me anything
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 Post subject: Re: Emergency brakes
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:50 pm 
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I am told it should be ok if it is a seperate system, so I am going to use the hyd set up
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 Post subject: Re: Emergency brakes
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:57 pm 
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Tom if this is for a park brake I would set it up with a mechanical brake. I would be concerned with hydraulic pressure bleeding off and the car rolling. I would think it would be ok for a fairly short stop but if the car was going to be parked for an extended time I wouldn't trust the hydraulic to not bleed off.

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 Post subject: Re: Emergency brakes
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:26 pm 
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Hi Chuck
I never thought of it bleeding off. Good point
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