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Old 09-13-2017, 05:21 PM   #26
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Re: How many of you have a functioning emergency brake?

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....... I've never ever used on on an automatic vehicle, of course i do live in some of the flattest land in the country. no hills anywhere.. haha.
Funny how that changes things! In hill country you learn real quick what happens when you jam it in Park and fail to set the e-brake....
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:00 PM   #27
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Re: How many of you have a functioning emergency brake?

I have the 67 hand ebrake and use it all the time with my 4-speed. NH vehicle inspection requires them to work but I have never seen them check them.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:16 PM   #28
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Talking Re: How many of you have a functioning emergency brake?

My drive way is on a hill and I can't count the times I have caught cars rolling down the drive way!
Friends vehicles that forgot to put it in gear are just didn't hold good.

I use mine always in all my vehicles.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:33 PM   #29
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Re: How many of you have a functioning emergency brake?

I have a 3 speed and use mine every time I park it. In my auto Jeep daily driver it gets used once a year, when it has to function to pass safety inspection. On my 4 speed Corvette, it's never worked, and I keep telling myself i need to fix that, although my understanding is e-brakes on 70's Corvettes never worked good, even when new.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:19 PM   #30
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Re: How many of you have a functioning emergency brake?

I have an automatic and use it everytime I park. Even in the garage. Just habit i guess.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:00 PM   #31
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Re: How many of you have a functioning emergency brake?

It not actually an "Emergency" brake. It's a "Park" Brake. Though it will help you get the truck stopped in an emergency, it is intended to be engaged while the truck is stopped. (How many of you pull a hand break to stop a car?)
Using the "Park Brake keeps the weight of the truck off the tangs that drive the front pump. Over time these tangs can wear, or break and cause costly damage to the transmission.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:21 PM   #32
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Re: How many of you have a functioning emergency brake?

I use mine whenever I am stopped on an incline and don't want to shut the motor off.
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