[Spridgets] Hand brake help...

cclabaw at juno.com cclabaw at juno.com
Wed Jun 18 14:29:57 MDT 2008

Dave -

I'll dig it out and send to the list.  Re McM-C, go to
http://www.mcmaster.com.  Their ad says that they carry over 465,000

Clay L.

-- "Dave G." <dmg at bossig.com> wrote:

Now that looks to be the neatest way to do it...
So I would be grateful if you would send me a list of parts, I think I will do
your way.... especially as it also allows for future stretching of the cable

Also the address of McMaster-Carr   ...


Dave G.

On 18 Jun 2008 at 19:21, cclabaw at juno.com wrote:

>> When I discovered the same problem, my examination of all the parts
>> indicated that the operating 'pull' rods were effectively too long as
>> a result of excessive play in the operating levers at the backing
>> plates plus worn out pin holes in the levers and the rod ends.
>> I bought some clevices and threaded rod from McMaster-Carr (mail order
>> source of everything mechanical) and assembled new rods that were
>> adjustable in length.  These allowed me to set up the hand brake and
>> linkage at the 'mid-range' positions and adjust the operating rods for
>> a perfect fit with very little slop or play.
>> If anyone is interested, I can send a list of parts needed to do this.

Dave G.   KK7SS
'65 MK III Sprite in Richland, WA
"Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time."
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