<VV> parking brake adjustment

djtcz at comcast.net djtcz at comcast.net
Tue Nov 20 19:21:07 EST 2007

Part of the Massachusetts inspection is no forward motion when giving it some gas with the E-brake on. 

Dan Timberlake

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----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Doug Mackintosh 
  To: hmlinc at sbcglobal.net 
  Cc: Virtual Vairs 
  Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 10:44 PM
  Subject: Re: <VV> Brake gremlin

  Actually the Factory manual (1961) says to pull the handle up 4 clicks, then 
adjust the cable to get heavy drag on the wheels. Heavy drag by hand is not going to hold the car on a hill, so I am sure after that adjustment you 
would be able to pull the handle much more than 4 clicks (probably 9 clicks :-))

  I don't know what the Concours rule is. I vaguely remember someone telling me 
to pull my brake a few clicks with it idling, then shift to D and R to prove it 
didn't move. But I don't remember how many clicks. My last judging form said 
"strain at half travel" as the judging criteria for the parking brake - not sure 
what that might mean. 

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