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  1. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Hi, For Sale is an original early handbrake lever, I'm not 100% sure on year but looks early deluxe maybe up until 60ish. Was bare metalled and chemical blacked so has a satin look finish (turned out quite well actually). £40 plus postage, Sensible offers & collection welcome
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey, I am fitting 356 Drum brakes to my standard oval, so far, all good except the handbrake cables. If I buy early split handbrake cables that go all the way to the front of the car they have a threaded end. I do not have the bracket/plate assembly that deluxe bugs would have had. I have the...
  3. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hello, I am looking for a complete handbrake assembly from an early car, preferably an oval. It must be the type fitted to a deluxe car for mechanical actuation on hydraulic drums. Thanks to anyone who is able to help my search. Adam
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Can anyone help, I've been trying to get hold of the 2 circlips which sit either side of the pin which holds the handbrake lever in place on my 64 beetle. Will a regular circlip fit or does it have to be the original type? The one I have isn't a "regular" clip, more like just a bent piece of...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi Just trying to get my head round how the handbrake operates in the rear hub on my late '73 bay. From pictures that ive seen im assuming that when the cable is pulled, the brake lever pivots at the top of the hub on a bolt/pin towards the front of the van. This moves a bar that is between...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Has anyone a clear jpeg of the rear assembly, specificly looking at where the handbrake cable sits in the drum and clamps, and where the solid metal part should sit. Cheers
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    how do i remove the handbrake from the chassis? i would like to take mine out and paint it!
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Does anyone have a diagram of the handbrake mechanism and how it all goes together on a bug (1964 if it makes any difference) - I caught the button when removing it and want to make sure I got all the bits out of the transmission tunnel and how they go back together :)
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hey Everyone! I recently took my Karmann Ghia (66) out of storage and discovered a small problem with the handbrake. When I first took the car out everything was fine until I went to apply the hand brake and the thumb button shot up and there was no resistance in the lever. I slackened the hand...
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