Hand-Footbrake problem

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    Anyone had the transmision brake apart on an RV???
    I stupidly drove the RV about 20 miles last week with the parking brake on,its the one you push down with your foot.
    The brake is on the propshaft and becouse of this stupid mistake on my part it now goes to the floor when applied.
    There is no tranny lock on the gearbox,only the propshaft brake,so as you can see I have a problem.
    Its the John Deere chassis which is the same as the Oshkosh.
    If the shoes are destroyed does anyone know a company that will reline them,I used to get truck shoes relined but have been out of the job for some time now,and have lost the contacts.
     
  2. Geo

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    Scroll down for list of Ferodo re line centres
    Here
    Or Vintage vehicle specialist directory
    Here
    Geo
     
  3. Snowbird

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    Thanks for that Geo,there is an agent localy,rang em and was told they will have to send them away"health and safety".
    Have you ever pulled one to pieces, I think they are similar to the old Land Rover handbrake.
     
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    Not hard to do

    Used to have to do a land rover from time to time.. I think you will find them similar... Used to rerivit them my self... I used to take them apart while still on the prop shaft.. I expect the RV will be similar.. May need new springs.. Just a reversed wheel brake pulling on rather than off if i remember, I Had them on my old dodge titan A class

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Only in my mind Dave :RollEyes:
    I too have driven a fair distance with the brake on:Doh:
    Trouble with these beasts is thev'e too much power, you can hardley tell can you:Eeek:
    So am expecting a comment at this years over due Mot :cry:
    youl'l have to let me know what sort of job it is:Rofl1:
    But I imagine its just as you imagine:RollEyes:
    Pity we cant imagine the job done:BigGrin:
    Geo
     
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    If I was starting off on the road I would have noticed,but was pulling out of a farm up hill on a dirt track for over half a mile and like you say...too much grunt and all tanks empty.By the time I had got to the main road the damage was done.:cry:
     
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    Just a thought, will it adjust ?
    PK
     
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    Mmmm
    Went down that route, couldn't find a pokey hole to adjust mine, not to say there isnt one, just didnt smack me in the face so to speak
    Sounds like Daves shoes have dropped to pieces if its going to the floor :Doh:
    mine still feels like a hand brake but crap all the same :cry:
    Your an ole spanner man Keith pop round and sort us both out:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    Hi Geo . Your right, I have still got a good selection of whitworth spanners, sockets and bed keys I bought in 1954 when I started as an apprentice.
    PK
     
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    Thats why I never threw away my AF spanners.
    Metrics not much use on Yanks.
     
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    Then you will understand my frustration I scrapped the lot :cry:
    The ever growing types of sockets spaners and specialist tools meant no roon at the in :RollEyes:
    I tried a seperate box but lord knows where it went:Doh:
     
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    Geo, You waistral. I had it braid into me ' If it don't eat KEEP IT'.
    PK
    ps. Thats why I have a garage full of junk, I think. :Doh:
     
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    once sorted maybe a good idea to have a buzzer and light on when brake on with ignition so you do not forget againimoutahere
     
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    Did manage to pick up a big AF socket set second hand in a farm sale a while ago,maiden bid a fiver,3" down to 1/2" with 1" drive and power bar.
    Nobody wanted it,only me:thumb:
    Just goes to show,one mans rubbish another mans treasure.
     
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    So thats what the big red flashing "Brake" "Brake" "Brake " Light is for:Doh:
    Oi!! Im a mechanic I know what im doin:Blush:
     
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    I got some imperial size set of spanners at B&Q

    I recently got a set of 8 spanners from B&Q ..£15.99... Loads on eBay.. drapper do them and some other makers. Like some of you still have some of my old tools sockets and spanners ..a must for the jobs on an RV

    Never dispose of tools you may well need them someday .. Try expaining why you need to buy more when the RV is maintained by a workshop to SHMBO...

    Bob:Eeek:
     
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    previous owner of my Rv did the same trick Dave.....in portugal :Eeek:

    he did do a few more miles than you though....100 or so.

    completely destroyed the shoes and burnt the drum blue.

    had to have a full rebuild with new shoes, drum, springs and anything else it needed....several hundred euro's :Eeek:

    got the reciept in the RV somewhere and around €400 if i remember correctly.

    after that he made an 'idiot' card to clip to the steering wheel....along with one for the antenna.


    WARNING !

    HANDBRAKE ON !!

    Still use them myself :thumb:
     
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    Thats two of us then :Smile: I can do whitworth AF and metric even have some churchil tools for the old Mk1 & 2 jags I think I need to put some stuff on flea bay I tripped over A genuine Jag s1 e type parts book don't think I need that any more :Rofl1::Rofl1: if I moved some Of my tools out I can may be part with one of my box's.

    All the best Rick
     
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    Just a bit off topic, but amongst other parts from antiquity I have a rootes supercharger and drive shaft for a Commer TS3 stood on my bench and a Van-Norman cylinder boring bar.
    O dear I do need help. :cry:
    PK
     
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    Remember going down the A5 on a night trunk in a TS3 stroker...just like the afterburner on a rocket when it was decoking itself...happy days.
    70 MPH no problem. If I remember right,they were prone to starting up in reverse and also overrunning the governer and self destructing. Dangerous trucks those Commers,but at least you could hear em coming.
     

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