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73 tr6 hand brake holding in the up position?

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pietro1942 Silver Member Peter Heckmann
Gold Canyon, AZ, USA   USA
Thanks, noted a lot of valuable responses from members. My 73 was a frame off, not me, the hand brake works but will not stay up. Looks like a lot of removal to get to the spring,pawl etc. any shortcuts vs. removing the seats and carpeting. May be the restoration overlooked something or it's just not right.
I've scoured the part diagrams, just cannot access the dang thing. Yours, Peter

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
Peter,
When you pull up the brake handle do you hold the button in or not? Give both a try and report back.
Rut

pietro1942 Silver Member Peter Heckmann
Gold Canyon, AZ, USA   USA
Rut, ignorance is bliss. It works, thanks much, I was ready to rig up a large Rubber Band, or Viagra to keep it up. Strange getting back into Britt Stuff, also the terminology. Peter

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
In reply to # 1594218 by pietro1942 Rut, ignorance is bliss. It works, thanks much, I was ready to rig up a large Rubber Band, or Viagra to keep it up. Strange getting back into Britt Stuff, also the terminology. Peter

Peter,
I’m happy to hear that and you’re not the first since some engage with the button pushed and some with the button out.
Rut

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ng19delta Scott Roberts
Merchantville, NJ, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Gypsy Rose T..."
That's actually a desirable handle for those who do some of the racing things- It is called a "fly off" brake handle, and allows the driver to apply the parking brake while in a turn to assist, and slide the back end around... When you pull up, its failure to ratchet & lock allows measured application-and release-of the brakes.

Scott

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