<VV> Stuck Corvair

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Sat Sep 21 11:14:37 EDT 2013

if it's the park brake, the most likely problem is the aft park brake
cable that goes across between wheels, they rust and freeze up in those
sections from the a arm bracket to the baking plate. Try lubing with
wd-40 or similar and yes, if you need to get the car out winching it
won't hurt a thing and may break loose the brakes. Mark Durham.

Sent from my Windows Phone
From: Steven J. Serenska
Sent: 9/21/2013 6:22
To: virtualvairs
Subject: <VV> Stuck Corvair

I wrote a few days ago concerning things to do to prepare a car that has
not been on the road in two years.  Many of you were kind enough to
reply on an offline with answers.  I will say thanks offline in a little

I just went to push the car out of the garage to get it prepped to mist
the cylinders, etc. only to discover that I believe the parking brakes
are frozen.  The lever releases and makes the proper ratcheting noises
in and out, but the shoes seem locked.

What is the recommended next step?  Pull it out with a winch and hope
that the seal breaks?  Something else?

Any help would be most welcome.


Steven J. Serenska
'65 Monza Convertible, 110/4, stuck
'66 Corsa Coupe, 140/4, awaiting a new exhaust system

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