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I live around alot of switchbacks wear a rear brake only setup would be an asset. Does anyone make a kit or sell those fance alloy or carbon brake levers??????:p
 

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Dayyyyyyyyyummmmm Kevin, you're handier then a twin peckered dog!!!!
Had a chuckle at the siezed calipers....Mybad. The engine mounts look awesome!!!!!! I am planning on using an old Motorcycle master cylinder (gixxer 750 front) to push fluid to the rear.......Thankyou.
 

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What kind of car do you have?

If it is a VW then you simply splice into the rear brake line that runs down the tunnel with a hydraulic clutch piston and fabricate the linkage for a cool ebrake handle.

If it is a AWD then you need to talk to John V. (I can't believe I reffered someone to JV) for all the different gizmos to make it work.

Of course you will not drive erratically or in an unsafe manner on public roads using your new ebrake would you?x(

Good luck.

BW
 

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I have a 510 and an evo VIII I want to set both of them up with this type setup. Of course I will experiment with the dime first.
Thankyou for the advice and pics guys! And Matt, I never thought I'd say a roof vent looks sexy, but it does especially when bare metal..........I know I know.......I'm wierd.
 

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>I have a 510 and an evo VIII I want to set both of them up
>with this type setup. Of course I will experiment with the
>dime first.
>Thankyou for the advice and pics guys! And Matt, I never
>thought I'd say a roof vent looks sexy, but it does especially
>when bare metal..........I know I know.......I'm wierd.
Hi,
I haven't been on this site in a while but I thought I would let you know what to do. Do what the chap did on his car in washington,group-a ford style is the way to go and let me fill in some details. First of all,your 510 is easy and it is the same for both cars. You need to build a hydraulic handbrake with a fly off option(just turn the locking mechanism around and there you go for that bit). You have to use a AP style master cylinder which means it's threaded on both ports and put it in line to the rear brakes. After you have built it go have some fun because you'll never go back to a cable unit,ever sinced I have used it on my Escort Cossy(#903) I've been a believer. The Evo is a different ball of wax,the dif's on it won't allow the operation ,at least on mine they won't,I don't know about the MR though. I can get away with it on the cossy because there is a little give in the dif set up and the hyd. operation is so quick that it gives you just a little bit of help to slide the car. I think I adapted quickly from driving those pig's of an Quattro's that wouldn't turn to save their lives and the handbrake wasn't an option. You had to learn to pendulum turn it or go straight into a tree,I did that to at Mt. Washington,oops! So having that extra help with the handbrke in the escort is a luxury. If you want to properly set up a WRC style handbrake release in your Evo you need an active box set up which unlocks the center dif when the handbrake is pulled. The early Escorts like Merrill's old car used a extra master cylinder to unlock the dif then actuate the rear calipers. The split second they lost in the transition is why they went to the electric/hydrualic set up,seconds count,no matter what the cost. My friends in the UK run the active boxes but they tell me it doesn't help as much as you think unless you are on tarmac. Well if you need any more info just e-mail me and I'll give you all the costs or need any help don't be shy.
Cheers,
Chris
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er...OK maybe I'm getting old but turning brakes on the street car???
And why does the word "experiment" used in conjunction with a street driver make me nervous. If this were a Subaru driver we would flame him for wanting to install a San Remo brake in his car becuase there are switchbacks "near" where he lives. This smells like canyon running to me. No offense there My69dime but this sounds like a crash waiting to happen and we have enough problems. If you were asking for Rally-X purposes I would have a differant take. But as I said maybe I'm getting old and have read one to many "dude I crashed my car posts"

Tom
 
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