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Old 03-07-2021, 10:46 AM   #1
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The parking brake on my ‘39 standard will not catch when pulled out. Would someone post a photo of the top side of the handle. Mine has a small plate with a flat spring attached with a hose clamp and it works, remove the hose clamp and the spring and it won’t catch.

I have photos but the site won’t upload them.
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Old 03-07-2021, 01:27 PM   #2
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Let me know if 1939 is the same as the 1940 DeLuxe. If so, I will post lots of E-brake photos showing it's assembly. Here's a start.
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Old 03-07-2021, 01:29 PM   #3
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Hi,
The parking brake on my ‘39 standard will not catch when pulled out. Would someone post a photo of the top side of the handle. Mine has a small plate with a flat spring attached with a hose clamp and it works, remove the hose clamp and the spring and it won’t catch.

I have photos but the site won’t upload them.
E-mail your photos to me at the link below and I'll post them for you. DD

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Old 03-07-2021, 01:30 PM   #4
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Sounds like the hand brake paw spring has broken. 91A-2788
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Old 03-07-2021, 01:33 PM   #5
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Sounds like 91A-2788 hand brake paw spring is broken.
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Old 03-07-2021, 01:51 PM   #6
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Not to be picky but I believe the correct term is pawl.

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Old 03-07-2021, 04:38 PM   #7
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I can't see where that spring goes on my 40. Is it hidden inside?

Does it actuate the metal "pawl" shown in 2nd photo?

I have the feeling that the small clevis pin with the small cotter pin goes thru that spring and that it rides on that pin.
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Thanks for all the replies. Those of you who said pawl spring are correct. Now to make the repair.
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:17 PM   #9
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Take photos as you disassemble and before things fly apart.
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Old 03-08-2021, 11:19 AM   #10
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It is quite common for that spring to be broken. I made a spring out of spring wire and some heat. Not a great solution, nothing like the original. Who makes them? Good Luck: Fred A
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Old 03-10-2021, 09:50 AM   #11
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It is quite common for that spring to be broken. I made a spring out of spring wire and some heat. Not a great solution, nothing like the original. Who makes them? Good Luck: Fred A
Macs has them probably others. A well stocked local hardware probably hS something that would work with some creative bending. Easier if you have some of the old spring to match though
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I can't see where that spring goes on my 40. Is it hidden inside?

Does it actuate the metal "pawl" shown in 2nd photo?

I have the feeling that the small clevis pin with the small cotter pin goes thru that spring and that it rides on that pin.
If the picture loads the pin/bolt that mounts the pawl goes through the spring inside the parking brake. The short end of the spring goes against the pawl the long end goes to a "tab" cut out of the parking brake "mount".
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Old 03-10-2021, 12:06 PM   #13
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Bill, thanks for posting that photo.
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