Unfortunately, I have the very same problem with my 4A. The emergency would
need to be a half mile away and not downhill for the E-Brake to perform it's
function in an emergency. Parking is the same as yours, I look for more
level spaces and always put into reverse gear.
----- Original Message -----
From: "francis precht" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: Fly-off Handbrake
> I have a related question regarding the fly-off handbrake on the TR4A.
> How can I increase its' holding power/efficiency ?
> It seems I remember reading somewhere that the linkage was re-engineered
> from the 4 to 4A along with repositioning it to the tunnel center, but
> that the efficiency was compromised. (I can't remember the source of
> this, or maybe it was just a dream ???) But, living in the mountains
> with a handbrake that doesn't really hold the car on a hill can be
> challenging at times-it seems I'm always going a bit farther than need
> be to find a more level parking place.
> Can anyone suggest a fix/mod to increase the holding power on the 4A
> handbrake ? Brakes work just fine (in good adjustment).
> Many thanks for the contributions to the list from all (flames and no
> Bud P.