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Old 08-31-2005, 11:07 PM
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Advantages -pitfalls of relocating parking brake to tranny hump

I am at some point going to add a rear disc brake system to the 'stang. The '67 uses a dash mount hand pull for the parking brake. I was reading that this may not put enough force to the cables of the disc parking brake. One site recommended changing to a floor rachet, or better yet a console hump style parking brake.

One of our considerations is to modernize the tranny to a 5 speed TKO 600. This can require a raised tranny hump in the stangs. When I read the parking brake issue, I thought that maybe for our car that it might not be a bad idea to get the whole tranny hump floor section from a late model mustang, along with the parking brake handle etc, then finesse that into the floor pan.

I was wondering if any of you folks had moved the parking brake in this fashion. Were you happy with the change, and the way that the brakes work?

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Look at the Mustang II parking brake. It is a stand-alone unit with its own mounting pan and can be bolted anywhere with a few #12 sheet metal screws. Originally mounted on the tranny hump in the donor car. Comes in all chrome, wood grained, or black and possibly other colors. I have used them in many street rod build-ups.

Here is the one in my Willys beside the MII shifter I am using to shift my '54 Dual Range Hydro.
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