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MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(254 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Finally got around to fabing up my parking brakes.
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: December 10, 2016 01:21AM

I bought a pair of Wilwood mechanical brake calipers a couple of years ago with the intention of using them as a parking brake caliper. The problem was I didn't really care for they're caliper mounting set up.
So I ended up making my own mounting brackets with a sliding pin arrangement.
For sliding pins/sleeves I used anodized aluminum stock from snowmobile suspension bushings.

E-brake cables are a combination of a Lokar universal parking brake cable set and OEM MGB parking brake cable parts.

It was a bit of a head scratcher to figure out, but overall I'm pretty happy with the results!

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MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(254 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: Finally got around to fabing up my parking brakes.
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: December 10, 2016 01:23AM

A few more pic's
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Finally got around to fabing up my parking brakes.
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 10, 2016 11:20AM

That is awesome, Bill.


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(254 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: Finally got around to fabing up my parking brakes.
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: December 10, 2016 12:50PM

Thanks Carl, originally I had a line lock set-up on the rear as a temporary parking brake. It worked OK for awhile, however I feel that this is a more permanent solution. Plus I'm legal in 50 states now;-)


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5155 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Finally got around to fabing up my parking brakes.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 10, 2016 01:36PM

Pretty slick. Easier to deal with than Jag parking brakes too.

Jim


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