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Old 01-30-2008, 09:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yea... yea... that was me. Except We were going about 20 mph, backwards in neutral downhill with 3 people in a stock Club Cart, gas. Our driver which is my step cousin slammed on the brakes and we were literally straight up. There were no wheels on the ground when we did it, and I think we killed the suspension. We would have died if it did flip. Those bars that hold up the roof aren't designed to hold a golf cart...

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Old 01-30-2008, 10:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If you're a true hypermiler, you'll find a hill you can do this on, so you can roll backwards with the engine off while doing these start/stop brake applications
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've even got special tools for adjusting drum brakes without taking off the wheel and drum, they are in with my special points and timing tools .
Well, you weren't showing your age too bad until you mentioned that you used to own a car that used points

Like most young fellas, the only stuff I know about points is from the article I read in Grassroots Motorsports about restoring MGBs (or maybe it was old Volvos)
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have used the star adjuster tool before but I found it easier to just take the wheel of and adjust manually. That was also when I had a lift available. I guess if you're working on an Old T-Bird that was run hard, I suppose a star adjuster wouldn't work aswell as removing the wheels.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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S2man when you started talking about throwing the tarp over a car I thought you were doing that to try and keep the drums from getting to moist......then I realized you did that to try and keep warm LOL. Never thought of that, but I love my paint too much to try it.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The absolute first thing to do when the parking brake no longer works as it should is check the rear brake pads, not saying they are worn but this is one of the signs the car gives off as it tells you they could need replacing.

Once they've been checked out, if they need replacing then as likely this fixes the problem, if not then adjusting the cable itself should do it, but check the pads for wear first, replace if needed, then adjust the cable if it's still off, in that order.

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Old 02-06-2008, 09:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have checked the pads and they are fine. The pull brake does work, but it is not as tight as it should be. What is the actual process of tightening. I believe the nut is located inside the consul. How do I go about tightening?
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Q: if you can't tighten the end of the cable that is under the console, can you tighten the cable at the other end?
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Since it is an '07, can you take it to the dealer for a warranty or courtesy 'adjustment'?
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Other question is, why would it need adjusting so soon? I recently have changed rear brakes on 2 of my vehicles where the parking brake wouldn't adjust anymore. Since one was a rear disk vehicle, I pulled the rear rotor and found NO PADS on the shoes... The other was a rear drum and needed new shoes, as well as new cables too.

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