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Old February 27th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default 14 bolt disc brake.

Heres the question I have a set of 75 chevy frt disc brakes on my rear 14bolt, for the disc brake conversion, I need to hook up a emegency brake on the rear axle. What im looking for is a rear caliper that would bolt on to my setup I have wit the e-brake setup on it. I havent done any research on this topic as of yet just thought I would start here and see what I could come up with. Any help would be great.

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Old February 27th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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You need 76-78 Caddy Eldorado rear calipers. They have integrated E-brakes. However I have heard that the e-brake needs constant adjustment since they dont self-adjust for pad wear very well. The Eldorado calipers are the same pin pattern and bore as a stnadard 3/4 ton chevy.

But they are pricy....
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Why not go a little cheaper with line locks?
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I wouldnt trust my rig to line locks on a hill over an extended period of time.
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over an extended period of time.
Never thought that far ahead
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There has got to be something else out there.......
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than what? Calipers with integrated E-brake or pinion brakes... what other option are you thinking?
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I dont NO Bones thats why I ask......Whats the story with the line-locks? Are they not very reliable or what? I have never heard of them until Mike said something about it yesterday.
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Whats the story with the line-locks? Are they not very reliable or what? I have never heard of them until Mike said something about it yesterday.
It is a 12 volt lock off that you plumb into your brake line, step on the brake flip the switch for the lock and you're done. I have read on pirate4x4 that there are peopl using them all the time. 1 guy says he uses his all the time with no ill effects, even for long periods of time. It depends on what your using it for, trail rig only, daily driver. I wouldn't leave it on for any extended period but I wouldn't see a problem with it for an hour or 2. I know JohhnyJ on here has one and had not had any problems. I plan on running one on my trail rig. Just my 2 cents.
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Yep, I have one. I've used it for front digs and hill holds and similar. Probably never had it on more than a few minutes. If I want to hop out I usually just throw it in gear and turn the engine off.

If you want to hold pressure long term I'd recommend a Mico lock. They kinda expensive, but are designed to lock the brakes for extended periods. On the cheaper side is the Jamar line lock from places like Spidertrax.

Of course, these aren't true e-brakes since if the hydraulic system is compromised, so will your brakes.
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I've used it for front digs and hill holds and similar. Probably never had it on more than a few minutes. If I want to hop out I usually just throw it in gear and turn the engine off.

Of course, these aren't true e-brakes since if the hydraulic system is compromised, so will your brakes.
Correct... A line lock would be a good cutting brake.

I wouldn't consider it a E-brake however, since if your master cylinder, line, any fitting or caliper fail, the line lock will be of no help.
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