Iím sure this has been asked but a search left me confused. Where can I order AC small drum brakes for my 15 T. Garage is heated and would be a perfect winter project.
I never installed a set of new but have bought couple used sets and they work great
Hoping buy a set the spring
You may also order the bell crank and rods by Rich, for these new AC that Larry makes. Really well done and made to fit your year chassis/body style without drilling.
Not knocking Richard's setup but I am going to do a Larry here, the original cable setup is simplicity in it's construction and use. Google mtfca; AC brake , there have been lots of samples posted in the last few years.
I have a Larry - Richard setup on my 19 and am very happy with it!
Talk to Larry today. He is sending me is info on his AC Brakes
The one issue I ran into with using cables for either Rockies or ACs with cables is my Warford transmission.... The drive shaft is sorter, moving the pivot point back and obstructing the angle between the pedal and the pivot point.
Has anyone used a cable activation setup while having a Warford installed? If so can you please post pictures?
Gary, Im in the same situation. Im trying to design something to use on my speedster project. It has a Warford. I have used my AC set of brakes, with cable set-up before, on a car without a Warford. No problem without the Warford, but the darn Warford is now in the way. So Im also interested in info ...
Right now I'm using an equalizer with rods, but would like to do away with the equalizer and use something that pulls the cable rather than pushing the equalizer.
It would be nice to all, if those who choose to reproduce a part would do it correctly.
Gary, I have a rocky style equalizer that appears to be able to work using either rods or hooking a cable and pulley to the center of the equalizer. I have never been a fan of how the Rocky style equalizer works. So Im still in the "figure it out" stage of my project. I think that the repro AC brakes work just fine without a Warford in the way. The original AC brakes were not designed to work with a Warford. They were only designed to work on a stock T driveline ... I have found out while building the speedster project, that when you change one part, it affects two more parts... But if it was easy, the Chebby guys would be over here building cars instead of playing with their Chebbys... (no hate mail please )
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This is what made and use;
You can't beat an original Rocky Mountain Equalizer! It's the simplest thing on earth. The trouble is with the repro boys, is they complicate things! Rocky Mountain and AC brakes both used cables!
AC Brakes could use rod. I used on my 1922 and work really well. I bought the bell crank and rod kit made by Richard Baughman. Work extremely well. I will add Richard is a gentlemen and you will be please dealing with him. please use the modified pedal made by Larry much easier to use correctly AC Brakes.
Here's an AC brake setup using rods (not mine, mine uses cables).