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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Electric E-brakes
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 26, 2017 03:23PM

Why? Honestly I'm not sure. Someone suggested it'd get the handbrake lever out of the way, someone else suggested it'd be too slow to allow e-brake turns. Having a reverse pawl myself I'm Inclined to agree with that. Can't really see it being any lighter either.

So far, the e-brake actuators that I've seen are too long to physically fit very comfortably under the body of the MGB. Anybody know of one that might?

There is a Toyota Prius in the local pick-n-pull, but I can't find anything online about what it uses. I may be going back out there in another week or two and thought I might have a look, if I can figure out what exactly to look for. Guess I could track the cables back from the wheels though. Still not even sure it's a good idea but willing to consider it.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Electric E-brakes
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 28, 2017 02:49PM

A 12 volt linear actuator would work Jim.
It wouldn't need very much travel and only 300 or so lbs. of pull.
So it could be quite compact.
An auto reset breaker could be used for an inexpensive limit control.
So it's doable and cheap.
Other than the "OMG look what I've got" thing, I don't see the advantage either.
Having said that I have looked at putting one into the TGB because, OMG look what I've got.

Cheers
Fred


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3260 posts)

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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Electric E-brakes
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 29, 2017 11:14AM

Must need a new HoneyDo list. I'll cal Edith. ;)


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5379 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Electric E-brakes
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 29, 2017 10:39PM

Oh, you dastardly villain!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2875 posts)

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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Electric E-brakes
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 15, 2018 05:46PM

My concern would be during a EMI event, I would lose all control,(currently hanging-on, by a thread)......


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