E brake adjustment

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: E brake adjustment
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike dixon on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 06:55 am:

Hello all, got my speedster finished, when I pull back on the brake lever, the car is still creeping forward, I have to stop the engine. Is there an adjustment for that, and if so how do I do that? thanks, from poor ol mike dixon


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:03 pm:

Start by jacking the passenger side rear wheel up. Take the cover off the transmission. Pull the parking brake lever to the horizontal position. At this point the cam should lift the clutch lever fully up and the low band just starting to engage. Meaning there might be a little movement but not enough to engage the band. Now check all 3 fingers to make sure they are loose, if they are then you will be in neutral. If there is no movement of the fingers then turn the bolt on the lever so it rides higher on the cam. (This is assuming that the fingers where set for the proper 11/16 distance) If there is a way lot of movement in the fingers, back the bolt off. No use having more lift then is necessary, it's hard on the cam.

Now jack up the other side so both rear wheels are off the ground. Get under and take the cotter pins out of the clevis pins and back the lock nuts off on both sides, clevis's should be to the front.
Take the pin out of one side, you only need to do one side at a time.
At the horizontal position of the lever the cam should be just starting to set the brake, now pull the lever back 4 clicks. At 4 clicks the brakes should be fully set on the side you are working on. If not release the hand brake get under and turn the clevis to shorten the distance. If the wheel spins easy with the handle pulled the 4 clicks back maybe 2 or 3 turns to start. Repeat till the brakes are fully set on that side at 4 click back from horizontal. Remove the pin from that side and repeat the process on the other side so the brake is fully set at the same relative position of the handle as the other side. Now reinstall the pins and cotters and test.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:45 pm:

The editor will not let me make corrections, the 11/16 should be 13/16 as a base to start with. If the clutch is not slipping at that distance then you should be good to go. This is also assuming that the link between the low pedal and clutch lever has been set for the 1/16 inch play.


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