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 Posted: 06-11-2015 06:20 pm
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answerman

 

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I've been trying to get Ms. Jenavieve's handbrake to work right ever since I've had her.  I've spent the last couple of days taking everything apart and putting back together, and I'm close (the handbrake is almost working right now). 

What I've determined is that the right side brake is not quite engaging at 5 clicks, though the left one is.  If I disconnect everything and put a pipe over the actuating arm on the right side brake, and pull hard, it is definitely working... just not tight enough with the cable/rod mechanism alone. 

I was thinking about cutting the clevis off, welding a splice nut to it, and threading the end of the rod after cutting it a little shorter so that it's basically got the same "adjustability" as the left "cable" side.  Anyone see anything wrong with this idea?