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By yellermanx y 25 Date 2006-05-07 15:36
This is a pic of a cable operated turning brake in an original Manx I just bought.  Does anyone know if it is an original Manx brake?  If it is I would like to put it in mine for nostalgia sake.

Second question.  Something is not right with it since you have to push down on the levers to actuate either side brake.  If you pull up on any of the three it pulls up all three levers.  This is an early Manx so the brake may be an early design and may be completely useless.  I can't figure any other way to put it together.  Thanks

By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2006-05-08 13:35
I have similar turning brakes on my Imp.  Mine pivot off the same bolt as the main parking brake - so you pull them up to engage a single brake at a time.  Paul...
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By John S 2 Date 2006-05-18 03:46
I have a set of chrome NOS add on handles but, the tabs for the cables are at the sides.
Could these be installed wrong?
The bolt that holds them on for my handles goes through the center pin location.

John
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By FarmerJohn Date 2008-03-07 01:47
Paul,
Do you have a pic. of your turning brake setup
An old timer by me has an old turning brake setup on the buggy he built back in the day
It also uses the e brake cables. Was wondering if you have the same thing
I was thinking of trying to fabricate one like it as he doesn't remember where he got it , & I can't seem to find anything dut the hydrolic kind
Thanks John
By Scott C 743 Date 2008-03-07 18:11
Speaking of turning brakes, here's the set-up on my Manx. I'll duplicate it when I re-do the car...

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By yellermanx y 25 Date 2008-03-07 20:22
Those look familiar.  I got these out of an original Manx also.

By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2008-03-07 20:39
Here's a picture of the turning brakes I put on my Imp.  I picked them up at a MOFOCO swap meet a number of years ago.  Paul...

Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Scott C 743 Date 2008-03-07 21:44
My brakes are just like yours YellowManx, pushing down applies that side, pulling up applies all 3 levers. Pushing down kinda makes sense, keeps you from applying the brake and having it ratchet "on".  Mine is an early Manx too, maybe a Manx part?

Coop
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By FarmerJohn Date 2008-03-08 00:32
I'll have to see if I can get a pic. of the ones I'm talking about & figure how to post pics.
Pretty sure they were round bar stock with chrome balls on top
By John S 2 Date 2008-03-08 04:06
Here is a picture of a set that was in a vintage Manx that Randy Carlson bought from the original builder.



Knobs on chrome stalks that were pull operated.
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By John S 2 Date 2008-03-08 04:08
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By John S 2 Date 2008-03-08 04:08
My favorite....check out the gas pedal too....

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By FarmerJohn Date 2008-03-08 13:09
that is one sweet lookin ride
that"s the type of turning brake I'm speaking about
anybody know if they are still made ?
John
By Steve L 858 Date 2008-04-02 18:42
Yellermanx,

I have a Manx 2 built on a 1962 VW that has that exact set-up.  I just recently got this buggy and too was wondering how those work.  When I pull up on the center, it locks and works like a standard parking brake...but did not know how the tuning part works.  Is this a Manx part or a VW part?

Steve
By yellermanx y 25 Date 2008-04-02 22:05
Hey Steve.  I am not using them, but I believe you need to loosen your e-brake adjustment a little.  Then you pull your main/center lever up a couple clicks and leave it there.  Then you push down on which ever one you want to lock.

I don't know if they are a Manx item or not, but the only ones I have seen have been in Manxes.  If you find out for sure please post it.
By michael c 3832 Date 2017-02-26 12:48
I know this thread is old, but - Yes, the sets that are flush with the ebrake handle are original meyers manx cable operated turning brakes.  You push down to stop each wheel independently. 
Terribly difficult to find.

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