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Old 09-28-2005, 07:44 AM
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1976 Corvette Parking Brake problem

I recently had new parking brakes put on my 1976 Corvette Stingray. Everything went in well but the brakes will not hold with the vehicle in gear at 2000 RPMs. Can anyone help?

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Old 09-28-2005, 09:04 PM
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Why 2000 RPMS ?

I do not know that they are supposed to hold at that RPM........

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The parking brake wasn't designed to do that. It's probably just fine. The shoes are small and don't have a lot of contact area. It was only designed to hold the car from moving when parked.
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As a Restorer of C3 Corvettes. Parking Breakes are a (PITA). They are not the best designs from the Chevy Gods. If you can get them to work at all is a step in the right directions. The best thing to do is call VB&P in Florida and get a new set of Stainkess Steel Parking Brake parts, That way you do not have to worry about them again.
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They say there are no dumb questions but I need clarification. What does PITH mean with regards to parking brakes? What is VB&P in Florida?
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Since we are on dumb questions. Why do you need your parking brake to hold at 2000 rpm?
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Since we are on dumb questions. Why do you need your parking brake to hold at 2000 rpm?
In Massachusetts to get your vehicle to pass a state inspection one of the rules is that the vehicle must able to be held by the E-brake while in gear at 2000 RPMs. Believe me I did not make this rule. I need to research this more because there may be a way to grandfather classic cars but I am not sure. Thanks for asking. At this time I'm going to rough up the pads and the drum and see if that makes a difference.
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You must have alot of cars fail. Any inspection I ever had, the car had to hold in drive while idling.
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