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Anyone running a brake line lock.
I have a twin sticked 205 and I want to have lever type shut off for the front/rear brakes. So I can lock the rear and drag the front around or vise versa.
What are you using?
 

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are you still running the 46re trans or did you swap to a 727? if the 46, then how did you get the 205 setup on there?

as for the brakes, polyperformance.com has a special vale that allows 2 inputs and 2 outputs. called a cutting brake. you could run one, and have control of front/rear, or you could run 2 and have fl/rl fr/rr.
 

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cutting brake:
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/product.php?productid=283&cat=0&page=
 

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I have an electric line lock on the rear brakes of the trooper. Got it from summit for about $40. It works great. I have only had it on for a couple weeks, but I have no problems with it yet
 

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On 2005-12-05 17:26, HaWiiLuVeR wrote:
cutting brake:
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/product.php?productid=283&cat=0&page=

That's what I use but we always called them tracktor breaks. Use them for cornering.
 

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"mico loc" makes an electric line lock that you can control each brake separately. They probably make most of the brake locks out there...even the industrial stuff.

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On 2005-12-05 17:22, HaWiiLuVeR wrote:
are you still running the 46re trans or did you swap to a 727? if the 46, then how did you get the 205 setup on there?

as for the brakes, polyperformance.com has a special vale that allows 2 inputs and 2 outputs. called a cutting brake. you could run one, and have control of front/rear, or you could run 2 and have fl/rl fr/rr.

Sorry, This is going on the bronco.
Does the cutting brake lock so I can use it as an e brake too?
 

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I believe they are all the same...simply a valve in the line...you press the brakes, and flip the switch/valve...some (like the mico's) you flip the valve/switch then step on the brake...they act like a one way check valve.

And as long as you have no leaks in the system, they work very well as parking brakes...better holding than a regular parking brake with cables, plus you can also use the front wheels too.

I don't think any of them generate pressure (ie. they don't similate you stepping on the pedal.

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On 2005-12-06 07:57, ALLAXCS wrote:

Sorry, This is going on the bronco.
Does the cutting brake lock so I can use it as an e brake too?

the cutting brake is basically a hand brake. it generates pressure for the system, but does not lock like a parking brake.

if you are looking for a parking brake type setup, then look into those mico locks mentinoed above. other line locks require electric power to hold them in the lock position. mico makes line locks that take current to switch, but are spring loaded somehow so that you dont have to hold current to them to keep them locked.
 

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I think I found what I'm looking for. It's 5000 psi hydraulic ball valve. 1/4" npt threads. I'll go look at them and get back to you.
This set up will allow me to pump the hold the brakes and flip the ball valve and lock the brakes. Or, I can not pump the brakes and flip the ball valve and not have brakes.
I'll keep you posted.
 

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I think that is why the mico's act like a one way check valve to prevent not having brakes.

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don't think i saw it mentioned, but i wouldn't use them as E-brakes because the pressure bleeds off after time. at least what i read in several places (i considered those for e-brake as well)
 

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These would be more for twin sticking and less for e brake. But, while on the trail and need to get out for a little bit. They will be used as a e brake.If I need a long term e brake I'll just wedge it against a rock.
 

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On 2005-12-06 19:28, Spawn_X wrote:
don't think i saw it mentioned, but i wouldn't use them as E-brakes because the pressure bleeds off after time. at least what i read in several places (i considered those for e-brake as well)

I had the mico in my 74 PW when I first fot it (it was a wrecker body)...the mico would hold for months without bleeding off...not that it wouldn't/couldn't happen, just FYI from someone who had one.

And I think E-Brake is the wrong/bad term, parking brake is a better term since the line lock is useless to stop you if the lines get ripped off or the MC quites working.

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Well, I found what I needed. They are 7500psi ball valves, $40/each. They have a lever that looks like a bike brake handle. 1/4 turn on/off. I took them apart and welded them together and it looks like it is going to work. I'll get some pics when they are mounted up.
 

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just remember line locks dont count as emergency brakes and most laws still require a manual brake to pass inspection.
 
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