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Spring for Hand Brake?

Post by DHort » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:43 pm

In the Nov/Dec issue of Model T Times Dan Treace mentions an accessory ratchet pawl spring. Is this available or do you need to make one? Is it made from a commercially available spring? Thanks all.

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Re: Spring for Hand Brake?

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:47 pm

The suppliers should all have them in stock. https://www.modeltford.com/item/3463R.aspx
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Re: Spring for Hand Brake?

Post by Chris Instness » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:41 pm

I have one on my speedster. Works great.

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Re: Spring for Hand Brake?

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:30 am

I used a spring from the local hardware store. No shipping.
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Re: Spring for Hand Brake?

Post by RajoRacer » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:26 pm

A suggestion on using the accessory spring - as it is quite strong, I recommend squeezing the release handle whilst pulling on the brake handle to alleviate premature wear on the pawl & ratchet !


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Re: Spring for Hand Brake?

Post by rgould1910 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:26 am

Amen to your suggestion Steve!. I totally wore out the tooth not squeezing the handbrake lever when pulled back. Learn by ruin 😀

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