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E Brake repair

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by SierraNev, Jul 12, 2021.

  1. SierraNev

    SierraNev Platinum Level Sponsor

    Hello all,

    Well on the second weekend of owning my 1966 Alpine, my big butt hit the e brake lever.

    The brake dropped all the way down and now will not engage at all.

    Being 90 degrees and sunny here in LA, I chose to drive my new toy rather than spend a couple of hours under it.

    Anything I should look for ? Avoid doing?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Emmett

    ASeries2@aol.com
     
  2. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Gold Level Sponsor

    Sorry my series 2 E brake is not the same as yours, I just wish it would get down to 90 degrees here in Bakersfield, we have been around 110 degrees.
     
  3. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    Can you provide more details on the symptoms?
    Do you feel any tension when you pull up on the handle?
    Does it still 'ratchet' as you pull it up?
    Is the cable still attached at the rear of the handle (there is a pin that attaches the cable to the handle)?

    Mike
     
  4. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    A recent thread with some photos & diagrams that should be of interest. Most of the pictures & diagrams are of an earlier series, but are still useful to get an idea how it is setup. Main difference between earlier series and series 5 being 2 bolts versus 3 bolts for attaching the e-brake hardware to the sill.

    http://forum.sunbeamalpine.org/index.php?threads/e-brake-handle-help.29604/

    Mike
     

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