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 Post subject: Ba Falcon Rear Handrake (modifications) !
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:58 pm 
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I have noticed scatered all through the forum everything on this, from what type of symptoms people are having from this design in handbrake and various fixes and adjustment techniques for it. So I apologise straight away if it seems as though i'am covering old ground.

I was wanting to know if anyone had modified their rear handbrake ( on models ba-onwards) to eliminate it's needs all together as a drum assembley. ie. I think the early xd falcon had a rear clamping caliper as it's handbrake and also worked as a convential brake when driving the car. Another example i thought of was on a roadster with a rotor located near a drive shaft join and again another caliper acting as a clamp when you pull the handbrake lever.

Has any heard or know of anybody doing this to Ba falcon models or onwards ? (this is my first time posting so i hope this makes sense) :D

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:28 pm 
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I work for a ford dealer in WA, and the only fix that there is available for the BA hand brake is a De-swish fix from for them selves, other that chamfering the leading edge and dedusting the drum/shoe assembly there is nothing you can realy do, they are a b**ch to adjust. I take the drum/disc off, reposition it around so i can adjust through the inner hole when u remove the grommet.

Chamferring the Leading edge fixes the swish alot of the time.

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:22 am 
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BA-BF handbrake is the same as the E series. Very common to swish as you say after its released. Build up of dust is the main cause of this and yes Muffy a prick to adjust. I wouldnt bother modifying it as its alot of work and with no real benefit.
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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:28 am 
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Just get used to it...swish...swish...swish as you drive out of a carpark,and every C*** is looking at you like your some fcuking drongo that doesn't know there is something wrong with your car :x :x :x

My ford mob looked at it heaps of times,did fcuk all :evil: :evil: :evil:

vik...last attempt they said it's my tyres :shock: :shock: :shock: any wonder I sold the fcuken thing :!: :!: :!:

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:42 am 
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yeh theres not alot you can do besides take the edge off the inner drum if it's worn that much. even commodores do it, but i don't think they have a drum brake assembly.

hey vik, howcome you put your name in the last sentence before you type something? i just noticed that on a few of ya posts.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:09 pm 
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even commodores do it, but i don't think they have a drum brake assembly.


AFAIK Commodores also have a "Drum-in-Disc" handbrake.

I wouldn't convert back to a caliper type handbrake.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:06 pm 
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yeh theres not alot you can do besides take the edge off the inner drum if it's worn that much. even commodores do it, but i don't think they have a drum brake assembly.

hey vik, howcome you put your name in the last sentence before you type something? i just noticed that on a few of ya posts.


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 Post subject: Re: Fix
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:41 pm 
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Muffy wrote:
I work for Mcinerney ford in morley, and the only fix that there is available for the BA hand brake is a De-swish fix from for them selves, other that chamfering the leading edge and dedusting the drum/shoe assembly there is nothing you can realy do, they are a b**ch to adjust. I take the drum/disc off, reposition it around so i can adjust through the inner hole when u remove the grommet.

Chamferring the Leading edge fixes the swish alot of the time.

Muff


how long u been there for?
im a mechanic at range ford in maddo.. BA handbrakes arent that bad, u just need to use the right tools for the job and make sure the inside of the drum isnt too worn.
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:39 am 
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I work for Mcinerney ford in morley, and the only fix that there is available for the BA hand brake is a De-swish fix from for them selves, other that chamfering the leading edge and dedusting the drum/shoe assembly there is nothing you can realy do, they are a b**ch to adjust. I take the drum/disc off, reposition it around so i can adjust through the inner hole when u remove the grommet.

Chamferring the Leading edge fixes the swish alot of the time.

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how long u been there for?
im a mechanic at range ford in maddo.. BA handbrakes arent that bad, u just need to use the right tools for the job and make sure the inside of the drum isnt too worn.


Well the retards at my fraud dealer had NFI

vik...still haven't :x :x :x

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:51 am 
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yeah mine has the same prob too - always needs adjusting!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:38 am 
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Hydralic handbrake drifter style? ;-)

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:55 am 
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Cos mine was a slusher,I ended up not even using the hand brake,just shoved it into park...

vik... :? :? :?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:14 pm 
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Both of my handbrakes do that to.. swish swish swish..

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:40 pm 
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My 2002 Ba doesn't swish yet thank god!! but i have found that the handbrake (adjusted by Windsor Ford) will not hold the car on most hills if i drive up the hill front first. If i reverse up it will hold a little better?

is there a fine adjustment screw on either the handbrake lever or just under the car. I know the EA-ED had a 2 part handbrake and you could adjust the handbrake there as well

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:43 pm 
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another constant problem with ba's!

Probs with mine
Power Steering Shudder (low Speed)
Brake Shudder
Handbrake Becomes Loose
Handbrake rubbing on disc (swish swish noise)

 

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