View Full Version : Brake release

03-31-2014, 02:12 AM
Well guys, I'm not sure if I'm getting lazy or smarter.
But over the years, just bulling my way into a project didn't all ways work out as planed
So here I am. I had to have the master brake cylinder rebuilt. So after I installed the rebuild I thought I should check the emergency brake, just in case I didn't get all the air out during the bench purge and I would need this to stop the car. In hind sight, I should have just bled the lines, but no, I was going to put the rebuild to the test. The emergency brake went down fine, the light came on and all looked good. Except when I pulled on the release handle it was evident it was not connected to the brake release. I'm not a large guy and I do need reading glasses but do you think I could get in position to look up that 1/2" of clearance between the brake bracket and the heater out let to see what needed too be corrected. No way. I looked in my service manual but it was unclear to me how to reattach it. My next move is to remove the seat and dismantle the heater, if I have to. Here's where you intelligent guys come in. Is there an easy fix to this with out taking my car apart?
I can see the rod that is attached to the pull lever protruding out of a slot on the brake assembly but it doesn't do any thing.
Any one with any info. I'd greatly appreciate it
May be I should step back about 40 years and start chasing woman again instead of dealing with the classic cars. I certainly couldn't get in trouble doing that!!!!??????????????????

Just in case any one was wondering which of my classic's was doing this to me, yes, it's my darling vert!!

03-31-2014, 10:44 AM
Boy that's a tuff one the factory parts book shows a release rod clip # 1137669 code 4-25-15 is more than likely what you will need.

Take the wifes mirror when she's not looking and use that to see whats going on for sure.

03-31-2014, 11:00 AM
according to one site this is a 1137669 http://billrolikenterprises.com/proddetail.asp?prod=1137669%2DP that can't be correct

harold prentice
03-31-2014, 11:33 AM
Another trick to get around hard to see spots (and old neck muscles...) is to use a small digital camera. Just point it in the general direction & shoot a few pics. Put them up on your computer & you should be able to see what you couldn't get to with your eyes. I've used this a couple of times when working on my instrument cluster & it works great.

03-31-2014, 12:46 PM
Thanks Gentlemen for your advice and the part number
I'll give it a try.

03-31-2014, 02:35 PM
I phone camera works too.