Brake "wedge holder"

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Brake "wedge holder"

Postby john.nash » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:56 pm

Brakes are great ..
Hmmm.. they dont seem to be good now ...
argghhhhh .. LOCKED ....

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Luckily, the bike ain't properly on the road yet ...
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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby klaus gerhard » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:03 pm

The part on my 1951 NH was exactly the same. I bought a replacement made in brass some time ago at a annual rally auto jumble.
Works fine now.
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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:27 pm

Hi Klaus,

A bit of a late reaction to this topic....
A brass one ? did someone make a replacement or is that a 'Ariel factory' one ?
I only know of the Dinky Toy ones and the (earlier) steel ones that are rivited to the brakeplate.
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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby john.nash » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:30 am

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Draganfly.
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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:44 am

Aha! wunderbar! Thanks John.

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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby James Hickman » Sun May 20, 2018 8:27 pm

Just reassembling my brakes and find my brake wedge holders are a myriad of cracks that look like they are about to go the same way as John's.
Draganfly no longer appear to do replacement brass ones - they only list "used" ones - and they are not in stock.
Does anyone have one or two they might be happy to part with - or know where I might get them?
I'm also looking for a brake cam (4115-46), if anyone can help.

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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby nevhunter » Sun May 20, 2018 11:24 pm

Certainly an important item from a safety point of view. The material they are made of Diemetal . is unreliable when it's old.. Might be able to get them machined out of an alloy billet if a quantity needed. Time to act.? Nev

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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Sun May 20, 2018 11:59 pm

nevhunter wrote:...Time to act.? Nev

Might be worth phoning Drags to see what the situation is with these. Since they've reworked the web site they might have lost some of the listings (I've found a couple of issues in the past).
If, as Nev suggests, it is 'time to act' on these, I'd have thought that Drags would still have the means of getting more brass ones made up. Possibly another candidate for a joint venture with the club as with the singles rocker boxes? (Also the current AOMCC membership sec would probably be in a very good position to know about the sourcing for the brass replacements.)
James, are you in the AOMCC?

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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby nevhunter » Mon May 21, 2018 1:17 am

Castings will cost more but CNC'd steel, iron, brass or alloy needs more numbers to justify the programme. You'd need the studs too from a practical viewpoint You could zinc plate the steel for corrosion and looks. You should probably support Drags if possible but there's the need regardless of who does it. They are an ARIEL only product and late 30's on. .Nev

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Re: Brake "wedge holder"

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Mon May 21, 2018 1:29 am

Costing - Nev, the cheapest/easiest way is to see if it can still be set up as a repeat order....

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