11-22-2003, 09:34:00 PM
is line-loc a suitable replacement for the e-brake? will it pass a state inspection.
line-loc locks front wheels, but does it stay locked if u shut off the car?
will state inspection accept front wheels locked? if not, could i put line-loc on back?
11-22-2003, 09:53:00 PM
you could do it on the rear but an e-brake is incase you blow your hydralic lines etc. with a line lock if you blew a line your screwed because the line lock is also hydralic so i dont think you could pass with that setup that is why they are run with cables so they are mechanical.
11-23-2003, 01:38:00 PM
I don't know that the purpose of the brake being mechanical is really so that it is operable if hydraulics crap out- but maybe.
The other problem with this is that a line-loc is basically an electrical solenoid- meaning that once there is no power going to it- it's doing nothing. Another problem is that there are very few solenoids made to have a 100% duty cycle (i.e. always on) and I'm doubting any line-loc would have such a HD solenoid installed. That being said- it would either burn out or just stop functioning if the power source goes away, so I doubt anyone in their right mind would find this passable as a "parking brake" for an inspection.
11-23-2003, 03:47:00 PM
even on a race-only car i'd still have a functioning mechanical e-brake. i made some back to back runs down in bowling green a couple yrs ago at one of the vette gatherings and had the brake fluid boil and needed to use the e-brake to stop before hitting the end of the track
11-27-2003, 01:59:00 AM
boil?! what would make it boil?
11-27-2003, 10:40:00 AM
Extreme heat from engine on brakelines and from brakes themselves through caliper to fluid. Notice alot of newer hi-perf. cars actually have vents directed at the brakes to help cool them down?
11-27-2003, 10:56:00 AM
I owned an 80 z28 with line lock I would suggest not using it as a E-Brake very very unsafe. but its awsome for burnouts
[This message has been edited by camaro_27 (edited November 27, 2003).]
11-29-2003, 07:50:00 AM
buy a mico-lok it's a mechanically operated valve that locks fluid to either front, rear or both. it's commonly used for comercial applications
1972 chevy camaro ss 406 sbc 460 hp/382 @ the wheels,350 trans,373 gears,daily driver with restification in progress
future plans- turning it into a baldwin motion clone