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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2000, 10:04 AM
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Ebrake solution?

Doing a rear axle swap with disc brakes. $90 ebrake calipers VS $17 regular calipers. I like the cheapos. What can I use for an ebrake if I go with the cheap ones? I have heard line locks aren't supposed to be used for extended periods of time and they aren't that great. Any other cheap ideas out there?
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Re: Ebrake solution?

The old T18/20 tcases used an ebrake on the rear output shaft. Don't know what tcase your running but it might be an option.
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Re: Ebrake solution?

Line locks are useful, but they don't do squat as an ebrake..... the idea (and the law in most states) is two completely separate brake systems-- usually one hydraulic and one cable operated.

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Re: Ebrake solution?

I am running an NP231 right now so that isn't an option. So what can I do to setup an ebrake system without spending the $$ on the ebrake calipers or am I screwed?

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i found the cadillac calipers in a junk yard for $9 each, with the pads! the parts houses want $35 just for the damn core charge. just get out to you local junk yard and have a look around. they make an electric line lock too so you dont have to mount it in the passenger compartment, just a switch. check summit or jegs for the electric style but i've heard they don't hold up. i know there is another cadillac with the calipers still there at the junk yard i go to, i could pull them if you really want (for a meger fee....). here is another idea: JUST BRING TWO PIECES OF 4X4 WOOD WITH YOU AND CHAULK YOUR WHEELS WHEN YOU GET OUT, AND DON'T PARK ON A HILL. my e-brake doesn't work (swaped x-fer cases on my CJ3B), i figure the the wood blocks will do for now.....until i put disk on the rear and all that.

what kit did you use for the rear brakes or did you piece the parts together from a junk yard trip?

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Well actually I don't have anything yet. I am building a 9" rear from the ground up and I want discs. Bronco Graveyard has a 9" conversion that has the brackets and stuff. It uses Cheap non ebrake calipers or expensive ebrake ones. I know you can use lincoln parts too but a bolt on kit is much more appropriate for me since I do not have a garage. I think I will actually scrounge up a drum brake setup and see what happens with discs down the road some time.
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I'm currently using the block of wood method as the cable snapped again on mine. I shut it off and leave it in gear (I'm running a 4 speed) on the trail.

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Check with your inspection laws. Up here, you have to have an E-brake assembly to pass the inspection. Maybe I'll weld the cable to the backing plate to make it look like it's there...

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Could you possible do as medium (21000 or so GVWR) trucks do and devise a drive shaft brake?

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