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Hand brake?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by justhorsinaround, May 21, 2005.

  1. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    We're gonna throw a 465 in Wimpy and was thinkin about a hand brake. Either one tied into the hydraulics or maybe one like handicapped equipped vehicles utilize.

    Thoughts?
     
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    TTT

    No one?
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    a CNC cutting brake would work, just pull both handles for both tires. run around 100 to 120 for the setup, oplus you have to bu a second soft line and run a second hard line to the rears along with run a new or modify the existing main line.
    Grant
     
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    Why don't you run a hand throttle? I think it would be easier to manipulate the throttle and keep your feet on the clutch and brake. You can easily rig up a bike cable throttle lever for under $20
     
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    My DD was originally owned by a guy who was paralyzed from the waist down. When I went to test drive the truck the hand controls were still in it. Trust me, that's not a route you want to go. They are very cumbersome and hard to get used to (yeah, I had to try it out :D ) I'd go with the cutting brake idea or a hand throttle.
     
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    Maybe I'll try the throttle idea first and see how it works.

    Oh and Mikey, I used to work for a Chevy dealership in the service department. Sometimes they had us test drive a car to make sure it got fixed right.

    Somebody brought in a Citation that was a driving instructor car with the gas and brake AND steering wheel on the passenger side as well as the driver. Of course I had to try out drivin on the wrong side.


    Almost took out a telephone pole with the "driver side" of the car. :crazy:
     

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