I looked at a T today with these brakes installed. The brake lever would not go all the way forward and stay so the T could be in high gear. The brake rods bowed up like the cams were froze although the cams did move just a little.
Is this normal with this kit?
No, definitely not normal.
Kind of what I thought.
They were adjusted as far out as they could go so the only option would have been to shorten the brake rods.
Or there was something installed wrong on the brake system. Owner stated he had never driven it.
John I have these installed on my 27 and everything works as normal.If you want to see how they are installed you can go to their website and download the instructions they are pretty well written.
I sent you a PM.
Owner said he had never driven it (!)
What year T, John ? If '26-'27, ask the fellow if the rear hub brake bands are reproductions ? There could be a "fit" issue at the expansion point where the cam operates - I believe I heard that the area at that point is thicker than the original bands.
The disc brake system operates entirely separate from the hand brake.
Steve, '15 engine, 23 touring body. Running gear????
Parts car for sure.
The owner said he had this car for about a year and has decided it is not for him. Before we went to see the car the owner said it was a runner. After being there and she did not start, but we did get her to cough some. He finally said, the gas was about six months old and he really never played with the car.
Just like my Roadster when we were told "She runs like a sewing machine". NOT!! None of my sewing machines run like that.
If the car has 26/27 large drums, maybe someone has used longer brake rods from a small drum car?
Am I missing part of this story?
There is no connection between the Disk Brakes and the Parking Brake Shoes.
Did the Disk Brakes function properly?
One of our club members just installed a set of Texas T brakes and they worked great on our last tour and the first with those brakes.
The Texas T installation directions were excellent!
The Parking Brake Lever should be placed all the way forward, the pin removed from the Brake Rod front end and the Clevis turned until the pin can be inserted again with no problem. Then replace the cotter pin. Then jack up each rear wheel and ensure the wheel turns freely.
I'm glad none of my cars run like my sewing machine. My feet would get awfully tired. Mine belonged to my grandmother, and she had to have gotten it used. It was made in 1909. She was born in 1913. My Mom doesn't know where my Grandmother got it from.
BTW. Sorry for the thread drift.
No worries Hal.
No idea if the owner installed the disc brakes correctly but looking at the rest of the car...
The condition of the car wasn't bad at all but there were some things that made me nervous.