Handbrake

Small hammerite painted bracket fixed using two self tappers.

Small hammerite painted bracket fixed using two self tappers.

You can see the spring connected to the new bracket and the handbrake callipers.

You can see the spring connected to the new bracket and the handbrake callipers.

Lovely originally consistence handbrake!

Lovely originally consistence handbrake!

I was fortunate to receive a Hawk Chrome handbrake for my birthday! So once I had purchased the trunion, spring and washers I installed in the car. I was not happy with the hand brake calipers returning to position after use. There is a small spring within the calliper to do this, however I had not replaced these and I felt on time they may not be enough to release the handbrake pads once disengaged. I had posted on T289R blog and received a few replies saying they had added a bracket to take the original Jag springs. I decided to do the same. Took a while to work out where to place them that would not foul a brake pipe or cause problems with the body.

I am hoping the spot I found will work! They certainly help the pads withdraw and provide a good level of confidence ! Job done then!

 

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