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Old 05-08-2019, 10:10 AM   #1
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So, I thought Iíd share some pics of kinmont brakes that Iím installing on a 32 highboy. Iíd heard of them but never been near a set till now. Canít wait to get hem on. Itís not my car but still a thrill to be involved with the installation.
Unfortunately, I canít figure out how to load pics on here. Sorry
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:34 AM   #2
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Try following this how-to:

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Old 05-08-2019, 11:32 AM   #3
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Thanks. Tried it. Still no luck.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:51 AM   #4
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They may be too big. Can you reduce their size?
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:58 PM   #5
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I had a chance to buy a set of four 25 years ago for $750.00. What scared me off was the fact that one backing plate was missing the wheel cylinder.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:01 PM   #6
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So, I thought Iíd share some pics of kinmont brakes that Iím installing on a 32 highboy. Iíd heard of them but never been near a set till now. Canít wait to get hem on. Itís not my car but still a thrill to be involved with the installation.
Unfortunately, I canít figure out how to load pics on here. Sorry
I can post them for you if you want. email them to me at jseery@ymail.com
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:26 AM   #7
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below is a photo of a set.
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:46 AM   #8
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Why are they so expensive? Is it just the rarity of them?
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Why are they so expensive? Is it just the rarity of them?
Yes.
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:41 PM   #10
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Yes.
I've always been curious about these.

I wonder why they didn't catch on. Was it they didn't work well or did the company go out of business?
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:08 PM   #11
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Here is another photo of some laid out for a build.
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Aircraft brakes correct?
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:03 PM   #13
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Aircraft brakes correct?
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:39 PM   #14
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Very interesting.
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:25 PM   #15
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Great article! I’ll put a set on my AV8, right after I finish the SCOT blower install, oh and after the big lotto win
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:16 AM   #16
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Best get that Ardun conversion buttoned up first, too.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:51 AM   #17
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They didn't stop a car as well as the lincoln brakes did.

Kinmont went on to be the chosen brakes on the Tucker automobiles, but we all saw the Tucker movie and know that they only made 50 cars.

even more rare are the Ausco Lambert brakes on the 1949-1954 Crown Imperials (limos) which use the same type of technology.
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Kinda cool looking, but sure seems like taking something simple and making it difficult.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:11 AM   #19
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This link might be of interest.I was not able to open it but maybe you in the US can.


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...QNX5lx7f4AR6t0
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:07 PM   #20
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Here is a pic of a friend's car that had Kinmont's in the early 50's.
I drove the car once. I would say those brakes didn't stop any better than most brakes in use at that time but the IMPRESSIVE thing about them was, after a 40 lap main event, they were not red hot like all others.
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