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kodanja
04-18-2006, 07:00 AM
Does anyone know where I could get the knob for the emegency brake handle, for a TR6.
Ive looked in all the Big 3 (moss, RF, & VB) I cant seen to locate this item...
any suggestions? maybe used... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nopity.gif

DougF
04-18-2006, 07:32 AM
You will find it easier and probably cheaper to purchase the whole unit used. They don't break very often and are inexpensive. Probably easier to install.
Try ebay or Scott Harper at (330)392-7176.

kodanja
04-18-2006, 07:37 AM
I WILL
THANK YOU

Andrew Mace
04-18-2006, 09:17 AM
What about going to a good hardware store and trying to find a hard rubber or nylon plug of approximately the same dimensions? Might take a bit of fiddling to make one fit, but my fear is that most used assemblies are going to have the same problem of a worn-out rubber "button"!? I've got a few spare handbrake assemblies from Heralds and Spitfires, and they're all pretty much suffering only from deteriorated buttons.

kodanja
04-18-2006, 09:23 AM
My button is completly missing.
the end is not threaded, just a small solid metal probe is left.
how would I affix a sub. knob to it?

Andrew Mace
04-18-2006, 09:25 AM
Drill a hole slightly "undersize"? Frankly I was startled just now, in researching this online, to discover that this "pawl" assembly was apparently always sold complete; the rubber button apparently was NOT a separately sold item. Seems strange, but I've seen stranger over the years....

kodanja
04-18-2006, 09:47 AM
crazy glue?

Andrew Mace
04-18-2006, 11:45 AM
[ QUOTE ]
crazy glue?

[/ QUOTE ]Couldn't hurt, I suppose. The original "buttons" were drilled partway through, but age and usage tend to finish the drilling process. The resulting mark on your thumb from the rod gets uncomfortable, though. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif

kodanja
04-18-2006, 12:18 PM
You got that right

thanx Andy!