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Old 12-15-2005, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Triaged
What running gear do you have? aka what axles, t-case, etc. including make and year.

I have an E-brake from http://www.highangledriveline.com/E-...plications.htm that goes on the output shaft of my 205 t-case. It works well enough to stop the truck on anything the tires will grip on. Some vehicles (like motorhomes) had driveshaft mounted e-brakes...most of them were drum.

The problem with wheel disc e-brakes is that they weren't meant to handle the added leverage of large tires and low gearing. Drum e-brakes work good at the wheel but only forward.

I think your best bet is a driveshaft mounted disc or drum.
Right now I am running a Hybred Cherokkee/J20. 1976 Cherokee frame,360 AMC,T18, a Scout dual stick Dana 20, axles, and cab are J20 are from a 1975, the front fenders are M715 and the rear are Allis Chalmers tractor, fuel is propane.
build up can be found here
http://www.alaska4x4network.com/showthread.php?t=7778
The problem with a T case brake is what happens if you loose a drive shaft or break an axle? Oh by the way I have no parking brake at this time as some one removed the hardware from the J20 axle and while it was still a Cherokee I snaged the cable on a rock! I saw these and thought some one might be interested
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