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Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? #1038387
Sat Jun 28 2014 02:35 PM
Sat Jun 28 2014 02:35 PM
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BJF52  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 72
NE pa
I just replaced the cables and got the foot pedal working for the emergency brake on my 51 half ton chevy pickup . Does anyone know what was supposed to hold down the pedal when stomped down trying to set the brake??? Here is the next Question ,there is a large (looks) like a old bed spring between the pedal and the floor wrapped around the shaft, it returns the the pedal and does not set the brake. DID this come from the factory or WAS this my dad reminding me he was there like so many other things i have found while working on the truck. THANKS FOR ANY FEEDBACK BJF

Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: BJF52] #1038389
Sat Jun 28 2014 03:02 PM
Sat Jun 28 2014 03:02 PM
tclederman  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,907
Jarvisburg, NC

BJF,

Friction holds down the parking brake pedal/rod where the the flat bar near the base touches the circular bar that the pedal is attached to. Do not grease the bar too much and make sure the edges are sharp in the hole in flat bar.


Tim
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1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: BJF52] #1038390
Sat Jun 28 2014 03:05 PM
Sat Jun 28 2014 03:05 PM
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DADS50  Offline
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Nevada

Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: BJF52] #1038401
Sat Jun 28 2014 03:52 PM
Sat Jun 28 2014 03:52 PM
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Forty9  Offline
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Henderson, Nevada


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Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: BJF52] #1038427
Sat Jun 28 2014 06:24 PM
Sat Jun 28 2014 06:24 PM
1953 panel  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,837
Oakwood, Ontario Canada
My locking bar does hold the brake quite well, sort of like a cam lever. I actually have more trouble releasing it than setting it.

Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: DADS50] #1038477
Sat Jun 28 2014 11:36 PM
Sat Jun 28 2014 11:36 PM
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BJF52  Offline OP
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Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 72
NE pa
I think i have got to learn how to send pictures . I have an actual old bed spring installed in my truck it looks nothing close to what you kind folk are showing me. REMEMBER THE OLD SPRINGS back in the 40s or 50s that were under the mattress in a bed. One of those. About 4 inches around 8 inches hi. I not kidding you .I will take it apart and do it right. GOOD OLD DAD,these coal miners had a mind of there own.HE never listened to anyone. OH whats been going on is HEART attach,Dead for a spell,jump started in transit and still here. thanks for asking BJF

Last edited by cletis; Sun Jun 29 2014 01:59 AM. Reason: language
Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: BJF52] #1038494
Sun Jun 29 2014 02:03 AM
Sun Jun 29 2014 02:03 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
BJF, 40 or 50 years ago folks used what they could "make do". I watched my dad do the same thing so nothing ever surprises me on these old trucks.
....just getting over triple bypass so there is always hope. Hang in there.


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Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: DADS50] #1038502
Sun Jun 29 2014 02:37 AM
Sun Jun 29 2014 02:37 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Posts: 7,962
Virginia
Originally Posted by DADS50

And don't get it mixed up with the somewhat similar spring under the steering wheel.

Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: BJF52] #1038512
Sun Jun 29 2014 03:40 AM
Sun Jun 29 2014 03:40 AM
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DADS50  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,375
Nevada
Best of luck to your Dad

The pedal return spring is actully under the cab attached to the return rod.
...pic...
Make sure your not missing that one

It wold be interesting to see a pic of what you have

Re: Emergency Brake Pedal ????????????? [Re: DADS50] #1038567
Sun Jun 29 2014 12:17 PM
Sun Jun 29 2014 12:17 PM
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BJF52  Offline OP
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Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 72
NE pa
OK ,in the picture you posted earlier there is a small heavy spring below the part that grips the shaft when you stomp the pedal.My small spring is missing,now between the shaft gripping part at the floor and the back of the pedal is the bed spring.The shaft runs through the middle of the spring and really does a good job returning the pedal,but you cannot set the brake. THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK BJF

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