hi, it isnt a real good idea to have a hydraulic handbrake is it ? i mean
the whole idea of a hand brake is in case the hydraulic system fails, thats
wny u have a mechanical one ????
or am i missing something. ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Clough" <rclough@nets...>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 9:02 PM
Subject: Re: hydraulic handbrake master cylinder? what from?
> No need to get too specific about master cylinders for hydraulic
> Basically you want a brake M/C that has a brake pipe screw fitting at the
> entry and exit to the master cyl. These are designed for remote fluid
> reserviors. Girlock and PBR make them.
> Fit it by cutting the line to the rear leaving a generous amount of pipe
> to bend upward through the transmission tunnel and onto the m/cyl. outlet.
> Usually you need to make up a new inlet pipe from the brass union fitted
> on the firewall to the inlet of the handbrake m/cyl., as the remaining
> pipe is too short to reach the inlet side of the m/cyl.
> M/C Diameter isnt critical but 3/4 inch would be adequate unless your
> using big rear dual/quad piston calipers. Smaller diameter gives you more
> feel, but this isnt necessary as basically you want to lock up the rears
> to start the car rotating.
> Happy handbrake fabricating.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Jackson" <adam@sr51...>
> To: <membersozdat@data...>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:28 PM
> Subject: hydraulic handbrake master cylinder? what from?
>> Hi guys,
>> Since there's alot of rally experience/expertise on here, i thought i'd
>> ask what master cylinder a hydraulic handbrake uses?
>> I've heard that early land rover master cylinders are capable of it?
>> What have people used here?