Monday, July 27, 2015

GIVE ME A BREAK.....PARKING THAT IS

After the new brake line were run, when I got home, the parking brake would not work. Tonight I finally crawled under the rear of the car and found that when the brakes were being adjusted, the nipple had pulled out of the holding bracket. 

The bracket was removed and the threads were cleaned with a wire brush, then the nut was heated with a propane torch and worked back and forth a few times to free up the threads. Then the threads were sprayed down with some WD40 and the nut was run out almost to the end of the threads. The ends were installed back in the bracket and will be adjusted tomorrow after work.


NIPPLE OUT OF HOLDING BRACKET


BRACKET REMOVED


CLEANING THE THREADS


REASSEMBLED

I don't think Gary, my mechanic over in Kirkersville, OH realized how important a parking brake is on an electric car, as there is no engine compression to hold the car when it is parked. The holding bracket was a little damaged but I am going to try to put some weld on it to bring it back to working condition.

Until next time,

Randy
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