Mechanical Parking Brake

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  1. 3_z28camaro

    3_z28camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am close to completing my C5 disc brake conversion and since the rears do not have the ability to use the stock C5 parking brake drum. I was wondering if anybody knew of someone that makes mechanical parking brakes for our 10-12 bolt rear ends. Otherwise I guess I will use a line lock even though that is not exactly what they are supposed to be used for.

    Something like this, except for our rear ends:
    http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/mechanical_parking_brake_system.html

    Thanks for any help!:bowtie:
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Neither a line lock or a brake attached to the drive shaft are legal for passenger cars and light trucks. If you have to pass any kind of inspection, these items will force you to keep your car off the roads.
     
  3. SMH 383SBC

    SMH 383SBC Veteran Member

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    me too.

    I am in the same boat. I am looking for some kind of e brake also. Hopefully someone here can give us some good advice.


    thanx
    s
     
  4. GetMore

    GetMore Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    One of the brake companies makes a small parking brake caliper. SSBC or Wilwood, I think.
    It's an add-on to their normal system.
     
  5. 3_z28camaro

    3_z28camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I will look into SSBC or Wilwood.

    Otherwise this is a shameless attempt to bump my own topic.:innocent:
     
  6. SMH 383SBC

    SMH 383SBC Veteran Member

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    Found a mechanical ebrake

    http://www.precisionbrakes.com/

    scroll down to new products.

    price is steep though.


    Parking Brake Caliper Features:
    Modern, needle-thrust bearing, low friction mechanism
    Computer-aided design and manufacture
    80:1 (or higher) mechanical advantage in most applications
    Sleek, elegant appearance
    Attractive, durable black anodized finish with stylish CNC-engraved Precision Brakes Company logo
    High strength aircraft alloys
    Uses standard performance caliper brake pads
    Fast and easy pad wear adjustment
    Fits rotors from 11 to 16 inches in diameter and 3/8 to 1 1/4 inches thick
    Fast and easy installation
    Two position forward or rear pull lever
    Reversible lever offset increases mount flexibility
    Custom mounting brackets available
     
  7. 3_z28camaro

    3_z28camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks, that is what I am looking for, but that price is steep.:eek: Defiantly have to save up for something like that. Thanks again.
     
  8. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Kore3 is developing the ebrake for the C5 on our cars...they just haven't added it to their website yet. Last time I spoke with Tobin he said two to three weeks...but that was two to three weeks ago...so should be seeing something soon. He said he had sent all of the parts off to the plater and hadn't got them back yet when I spoke with him.
     
  9. 3_z28camaro

    3_z28camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Whoa, it is my old thread back from the dead. I knew about the Kore3 parking brake for some time now, they have been developing it for a long time. Over a year I think...
     

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