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    Emergency brakes

    I have to install some kind of emergency brake on my 6.0. I have a American Supercar chassis with C5 suspension and brakes but no emergency brake. I have heard of the hydraulic locking valve and the auxiliary mechanical calipers. Any suggestions.
    thanks, Dennis

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    Re: Emergency brakes

    I used some rear brake calipers off of a Nissan 240. I cut them in half and made spacers to fit the rotors then bolted them back together.
    I am not using the hydraulic portion of the caliper, only the mechanical section. The brake pads are just some I had laying around. I drilled and bolted them to the caliper from the inside. It works great and cost me next to nothing.
    http://stweb.peelschools.org/sssweb/...IMG_0601_1.jpg



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    Re: Emergency brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by jdinner
    I used some rear brake calipers off of a Nissan 240. I cut them in half and made spacers to fit the rotors then bolted them back together.
    I am not using the hydraulic portion of the caliper, only the mechanical section. The brake pads are just some I had laying around. I drilled and bolted them to the caliper from the inside. It works great and cost me next to nothing.
    http://stweb.peelschools.org/sssweb/...IMG_0601_1.jpg


    Could you give us some more information about these calipers? What years and maybe some photos of the back side showing the installation?

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    Re: Emergency brakes

    Alright Jim, you know you can't come in here and tease us like that..we need details. C'mon now.

    Grant

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    Re: Emergency brakes

    1989-1994 240sx Nissan
    This is what they look like before I cut them
    http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/im...e/A1191223.jpg
    I guess I will need to take a picture of mine on the inside. I can't find one

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