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My version of hydraulic handbrake

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Brian Klausen
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My version of hydraulic handbrake
April 10, 2006 06:03AM
Since this forum has no piccies of hydraulic handbrake setup yet, I figured I'd show you mine (maybe some one will show me theirs? :-)).

I've made a WRC-kinda-thing in my Golf - push to activate, not pull. Works like a charm. Cheap ass brake reduction valve made out of the original reduction valve normally situated on the axle, an axle nut and a spring.

The kind of rally I do, we do a LOT of handbrake turns, so it is a major improvement for me.

http://files.lbrt.dk/pics/guides/hbrems/HPIM0728.JPG
http://files.lbrt.dk/pics/guides/hbrems/HPIM0745.JPG
http://files.lbrt.dk/pics/guides/hbrems/HPIM0748.JPG
http://files.lbrt.dk/pics/guides/hbrems/HPIM0749.JPG
http://files.lbrt.dk/pics/guides/hbrems/HPIM0750.JPG

One might wanna stay tuned for my soon-to-come bullet proof front motor mount too - gonna be nice...



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Re: My version of hydraulic handbrake
April 10, 2006 07:28AM
Copper lines = instant death in NA
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Re: My version of hydraulic handbrake
April 10, 2006 07:59AM
PAddy Wrote:
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> Copper lines = instant death in NA

NA = North America?

Well, I know - but it is quite legal here in our part of the world. Kinda hard to get anything else actually.
The Swedes use copper-nickel as does the rest of Europe IIRC.




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Re: Push not Pull
April 10, 2006 09:10AM
Brian,

I like your Push-not-Pull approach. Saves a motion and gives better leverage. Nice.

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Brian Klausen
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Re: Push not Pull
April 10, 2006 10:12AM
It has the additional advantage that I don't really have to grab the handle - if I can just manage to hit it in what ever convinient way may be possible in the heat of it all, it'll do just fine.



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Re: My version of hydraulic handbrake
April 10, 2006 01:13PM
Paddy you should look at some roundy round adverts, I've seen some whole car plastic brake line kits. And copper line comes in many different specs.



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Re: My version of hydraulic handbrake
April 10, 2006 01:28PM
I have yet to see it advertised for sale anywhere here in zee North, but then again, plastic is something new for me as well...
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