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RE:parking brake stuck TR4a

To: maineac <>
Subject: RE:parking brake stuck TR4a
From: Malcolm Walker <>
Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 13:29:34 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: Triumphs List <triumphs@Autox.Team.Net>
On Sun, 24 May 1998, maineac wrote:

> >up, it clicked on way up but  now won't release. I don't have much room in
> the
> >garage to get under the car. What will need to be done to release it? 
> While I don't have a TR4, I do have a TR3, and the hand brake is called a
> "fly off" brake in the owners manual.  I, too, struggled with the release
> procedure when I first set the brake on mine.  The secret is that the
> button on the handle is there only to set the brake, not release it.  To
> release the brake, just pull up (thumb off of the button!!) and then let
> go.  I know it's counter-intuitive, but it's sooo British.

I think the TR4A had the handbrake on top of the trans. tunnel.  However
the TR4 has a handbrake like you mention.  It's not bad, you can train
your passenger to use it; but it's no good if ya have to grab it in an

It doesn't lock when you yank it for a reason-- they're expecting you to
yank it :-)

and for 4A owners-- was the mechanism changed to be more American when the
handle was moved to the top of the tranny tunnel?  Or do you still have to
"lift to disengage" the handle?


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