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e-brake setup w 4 wheel disks

So I have a custom 67 camaro that has been upgraded to 4 wheel wilwood disks. So how does one rig up an e-break? Is there something like a line lock out there that is designed for e-breaking??

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Most all emergency brakes are not hydraulic . Thats the point I guess in case of hydraulic failure.
The ones you see on most stock four wheel disc cars use a rear caliper that uses a cable to twist the piston out for contact on the disc. I am surprised that Willwood does not have this worked out...
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http://www.tperformance.com/street_r...ncy_brake_kit/
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It probably would have been cheaper to get the caliper's with the e-brake on it.
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The Wilwood 4 disc setup on my 34 has a small brake drum built into the rear discs. This however is not an "emergency" brake so much as it is a "parking" brake. Applying it while moving imparts little stopping effort.

An emergency brake that uses the same hydraulic system as the vehicle brake system is NOT an emergency brake. A hydraulic failure will disable both the vehicles brake system and the emergency brake.

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Total Performance sells 2 different kinds of parking (emergency??) brake - a hydraulic and a mechanical pinion mounted version. In my state, NY, the hydraulic isn't legal - a discussion that the owner of TP and I had several times. They now offer the mech version. Another company in CO offer a real nice pinion mounted version (http://www.tsmmfg.com/) which I originally had on my car until I switched to the Wilwoods - though the earlier version then Vince's Ford Expedition derived assembly - mine uses a secondary but mechanical spot caliper. One drawback to this assembly - most 15" wheels will NOT fit over that little caliper, a $900 screwup for me.

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The guy that built the car had to have everything match. And the Wilwood 4 disk set up uses (I think) smaller pistons, slightly different machining, and brushed alum on the back, and polished alum on the front. So he bought 2 sets of front disks, and then custom machined them to make them work on the rears. Thus I have no e-break function on the rears, and probably the only car in existence with polished wilwood disks front and rear.....

Thanks for the pic Ireland, but what is the system your using? Unless I missed something I don't think you told me...

Thanks for the tips guys I will look into Total Performance...

Any other ideas, in case i can't make that work??

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The guy that built the car had to have everything match. And the Wilwood 4 disk set up uses (I think) smaller pistons, slightly different machining, and brushed alum on the back, and polished alum on the front. So he bought 2 sets of front disks, and then custom machined them to make them work on the rears. Thus I have no e-break function on the rears, and probably the only car in existence with polished wilwood disks front and rear.....

Thanks for the tips guys I will look into Total Performance...

Any other ideas, in case i can't make that work??

james

TSM is, IMHO, better "stuff" http://www.tsmmfg.com/
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Is that the system you are using? It looks good, and would probably work for me.....
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I don't see anything on that site that looks like a parking break??
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I have the TP one and it is the only item I purchased from them that was dissapointing. That other site that was posted sells the same product by looking at the pictures.
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e-brake

i am just putting togather a hyd e-brake with a seperate hyd rear piston/hande brake using an added 4piston caliper and a cutom made axle bracket for the edded caliper.

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handbrake

here is the handbrake made by Wilwood/ASDmotorsports but there are others that will wratchet lock.
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