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Werner Van Clapdurp
Lynchburg, Va
(95 posts)

09/06/2009 12:56PM

Main British Car:
MGB 1977 Rover 3.5

electric emergency brake
Posted by: WernerVC
Date: December 18, 2017 08:41PM

Just to start a new tread. Has anybody tried to install an electric operated emergency brake ? This would clean up the center console by eliminating the brake lever. Did some read up and several newer cars seem to use it. Toyota Prius etc.
I am looking to install such a system if possible.

Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(344 posts)

02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:

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Re: electric emergency brake
Posted by: britcars
Date: December 18, 2017 10:53PM

Summit Racing among others sell a kit.............seems a bit spendy for my tastes.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(790 posts)

02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: electric emergency brake
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: December 19, 2017 10:03AM

Put the button on the steering wheel for some cool hand brake turns.

Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6008 posts)

10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: electric emergency brake
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 19, 2017 12:08PM

Read the reviews, it's pretty long and might not fit.

Wish I'd known about this when I went to the pick-n-pull, as I saw a Prius in there.


Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1271 posts)

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 emergency brake
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 19, 2017 12:36PM

Electronic parking brakes have been around for ages in Europe
BMW, Mercedes , Volvo and Land Rover come to mind right away.
Most use an electronic servo that drives a pair of cables to operate the conventional park brake mechanism.
Others such as the Volvo system use dedicated calipers with the electric drive built in to them.
Both seem to work well but suffer from the same problems that plague all hand brake setups. That is water ingress and freeze-up in cold climates.
They also operate slowly, so no handbrake turns for you Jim. (although the new ford focus has a faster system, apparently.)

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