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Custom parking brake made for grand am brake upgrade by pontiacfierokid1985
Started on: 10-18-2013 07:20 AM
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Ok so i was thinking about making a custom parking brake using the brake hydraulics since i have the e brake cables all removed and the handle removed, maybe i can run a brake line under the kick panel with a hand valve that u can open and close then bleed the brakes and see if it will work. Yea i know i would have to drill a hole in floor and run the brake line through to inside the car so please dont rant about it i really wanna have a parking brake somehow just incase if the clutch fails one day to hold the car from rolling down hill

Here is a link of what the valve handle will look like http://www.directindustry.c...es-55969-508448.html

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Report this Post10-18-2013 10:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
pff search: "line lock"

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Report this Post10-18-2013 10:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Arns85GTClick Here to Email Arns85GTSend a Private Message to Arns85GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
line lock brakes are not legal as a parking brake in most jurisdictions. I'd check your state regulations before you do it.

Cheaper is not always better

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Yes i know that line locks are not legal but i have a buddy that will give me a sticker to pass state inspection so ill be ok with getting one im just running i probably would have to run new brake line down the drivers side since the rear brake line runs down the passenger side of the car
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Report this Post10-18-2013 03:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If your buddy is gonna get you a sticker anyway, then just get some wheel chocks. They'll be more reliable than a line lock.
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Report this Post10-18-2013 04:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just put stock brakes back on the car. Or get the right Caddy calipers to use for the e-brake. And adjust them properly.

It's a hundred times easier, and cheaper, than whatever custom thing you're trying to think of doing.
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Report this Post10-18-2013 07:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thesameguyClick Here to Email thesameguySend a Private Message to thesameguyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They do also make hydraulic hand brakes. I had one on an early Saab 900, replicating the original factory front handbrake. A hydraulic hand brake made for some sweet j-turns.

eg http://ksportusa.com/hydraulic-handbrake/
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