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3_z28camaro
03-24-2006, 10:38:37 PM
I am close to completing my C5 disc brake conversion and since the rears do not have the ability to use the stock C5 parking brake drum. I was wondering if anybody knew of someone that makes mechanical parking brakes for our 10-12 bolt rear ends. Otherwise I guess I will use a line lock even though that is not exactly what they are supposed to be used for.

Something like this, except for our rear ends:
http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/mechanical_parking_brake_system.html

Thanks for any help!:bowtie:

Gary S
03-24-2006, 11:02:47 PM
Neither a line lock or a brake attached to the drive shaft are legal for passenger cars and light trucks. If you have to pass any kind of inspection, these items will force you to keep your car off the roads.

SMH 383SBC
03-25-2006, 02:14:55 PM
I am in the same boat. I am looking for some kind of e brake also. Hopefully someone here can give us some good advice.


thanx
s

GetMore
03-25-2006, 07:34:21 PM
One of the brake companies makes a small parking brake caliper. SSBC or Wilwood, I think.
It's an add-on to their normal system.

3_z28camaro
03-30-2006, 04:03:54 PM
I will look into SSBC or Wilwood.

Otherwise this is a shameless attempt to bump my own topic.:innocent:

SMH 383SBC
03-30-2006, 07:46:00 PM
http://www.precisionbrakes.com/

scroll down to new products.

price is steep though.


Parking Brake Caliper Features:
Modern, needle-thrust bearing, low friction mechanism
Computer-aided design and manufacture
80:1 (or higher) mechanical advantage in most applications
Sleek, elegant appearance
Attractive, durable black anodized finish with stylish CNC-engraved Precision Brakes Company logo
High strength aircraft alloys
Uses standard performance caliper brake pads
Fast and easy pad wear adjustment
Fits rotors from 11 to 16 inches in diameter and 3/8 to 1 1/4 inches thick
Fast and easy installation
Two position forward or rear pull lever
Reversible lever offset increases mount flexibility
Custom mounting brackets available

3_z28camaro
03-30-2006, 11:51:01 PM
http://www.precisionbrakes.com/

scroll down to new products.

price is steep though.

Thanks, that is what I am looking for, but that price is steep.:eek: Defiantly have to save up for something like that. Thanks again.

Gunny1
12-14-2006, 03:48:52 PM
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/error/error404.aspx?404;http://www.speedwaymotors.com/ProcessCatalogRequest.asp
These guys have them cheaper.

John Wright
12-14-2006, 05:52:02 PM
Kore3 is developing the ebrake for the C5 on our cars...they just haven't added it to their website yet. Last time I spoke with Tobin he said two to three weeks...but that was two to three weeks ago...so should be seeing something soon. He said he had sent all of the parts off to the plater and hadn't got them back yet when I spoke with him.

3_z28camaro
12-14-2006, 11:05:21 PM
Whoa, it is my old thread back from the dead. I knew about the Kore3 parking brake for some time now, they have been developing it for a long time. Over a year I think...

John Wright
12-15-2006, 07:25:06 AM
Whoa, it is my old thread back from the dead.


:D LOL....Until you mentioned "old thread"...I never noticed the dates on the postings! Man...I'm really slipping, I better go get another cup of coffee.

Gunny1
12-15-2006, 12:39:33 PM
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Product.aspx?paging=yes&dept_id=455&display_id=1968

Here is what I am using

67lemanster
12-15-2006, 07:57:01 PM
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Product.aspx?paging=yes&dept_id=455&display_id=1968

Here is what I am using


just for the sole purpose of ebrake or are you also using it as a rear caliper/ebrake?

Gunny1
12-15-2006, 11:10:15 PM
just for the sole purpose of ebrake or are you also using it as a rear caliper/ebrake?

This is the whole set up. Ebrake and regular braking system. Just buy the bracket weld it on and install the brakes. Use a rotor from the local parts store for $20 and the whole set up is new and works great.
brackets $20
calipers $200
rotors $40
$260 and a little fab work your done. All brand new no junk yard stuff.

link to brackets
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Product.aspx?paging=yes&dept_id=347&display_id=3348

ebmiller88
12-16-2006, 11:41:56 AM
Not to hijack, flame, or start a controversy but those rear calipers are known for freezing up and not working properly if you don't use the e-brake on them ALL THE TIME. They were stock on the '85-88 Irocs with rear discs and all manual cars for those years had a recall on them, they wouldn't work. The auto cars such as mine didn't qualify since the trans did the job or holding the car, so I upgraded to 1LE PBR rear discs. My advice if you use them is to use the e-brake everyday or rebuild the calipers with the recall kit for them, the part number is 18019028. More info:

1986 CHEVROLET CAMARO Recall ID from NHTSA: 91V055000
Auto Recall Date: 19910411
Vehicle Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 179036
1986 CHEVROLET CAMARO Defect Summary:
PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTER FAILS TO OPERATE AND DO NOT WORK AFTER BRAKE PAD WEAR.
Defect Consequence:
PARKING BRAKES WILL NOT COMPLETELY HOLD A PARKED VEHICLEWHEN PARKED ON A SLOPE, CAUSING UNINTENDED VEHICLE ROLLAWAY WHICH COULD RESULTIN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
REPLACE NONFUNCTIONING PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTERS.
Notes: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

HTH..Ed

John Wright
12-16-2006, 12:36:17 PM
Ed,
Another hi-jack...

What can I do to my wife's 01' Tahoe to get the ebrake to hold the vehicle? The inspection station charged her last year to adjust the ebrake...but it doesn't hold any better now than before she went over there. I have yet to look at it to see if there is something I can do to fix the ebrake.

GetMore
12-21-2006, 05:16:14 PM
John, I don't think you are supposed to need to adjust the e-brake. Most likely if it's not holding well you just need to replace the shoes. You will probably need to replace the clips holding them on also.
Unlike what you are used to seeing, the e-brake is one big shoe that goes almost all the way around, not two separate shoes. The open end gets spread open to apply brake pressure. It wants to return to the "off" position, so no return springs are required. Actually, it is a very simple, relatively reliable, system.

John Wright
12-21-2006, 05:44:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to get into that soon...inspection due before too long.

ebmiller88
12-21-2006, 06:31:46 PM
I do think there's a small adjusting ring on one side of the internal assembly, though, very similar to the LS1 rear brake design. I agree it's likely a shoe wear problem bit I think they still might adjust ever so slightly. I haven't looked at them though but I do have the LS1 plates on hand and can take a couple of pics. Either way it should hold the truck, especially a newer one like that. My Trailblazer has the same design IIRC.

Ed