Sorry posted my question in forsale
Besides rockies what are my other options dics or bennetts???
I have Bennetts on my TT. I like them a lot.
Anyone have the guys name or contact info who remaking the bennitt brakes
I saw in a book one time where someone had added a second brake cross shaft and was using the stock lined rear brakes as service brakes AND parking brakes. I don't remember all the details now, but they had connected the two cross shafts with a piece of chain. I think the brake rods went to the rear cross shaft which was actuated by the brake pedal. The front cross shaft operated normally to put tranny in neutral and pulled on the chain to actuate the rear cross shaft and apply the parking brakes. When the brake pedal was pressed, the chain just went slack. I had thought about doing this to mine, but I don't want to drill any holes in the frame. But I may one day.
No reason this won't work on a car too. Of course it would be more effective on '26-'27's
Since we're on the subject of TT rear brakes, can anyone identify these mounts?
I can make out "Made in USA" and "Pat Apl'd" but no manufacturer's name.
The brackets are used at a Stronghold brake system, see attached pictures. There are more manufacturers that use this brackets for the same system. I also have this brackets of a French manufacturer.
In Gerards last photo I see what appears to be a broken brake shoe. I understand that they break easily as they are iron castings...and this is why they are so rare. However I sense that they may function OK given how they break. It appears to be held together by the lining and there is nowhere for the pieces to go.
You're right John. That lower shoe is broken. But I'm not so sure it will function OK like it is. It seems to me that the shoe must rigidly maintain its radius to work. Even though there is no place for it to go, I think when it's applied you'd get some effect at the expander but most of that shoe would not press uniformly against the drum. It would just flex at the fracture. The upper shoe would probably function OK.
Just my thoughts.
Henry, I agree with you...given it more thought...don't think it would work reliably. My thoughts on all of these broken shoes is that they can easily be brazed at the fracture...every bit as good as cast iron. They don't show, so it is possible to lay it on. Perhaps covering rivet holes..no matter.
Here are the brackets for my A-C brakes: