Some factory conversions like the US Electricar have added the shifter from the automatic gearbox version, as well as the parking pawl that drops into the teeth on the flywheel IIRC, the rest of the shifter is unused except for operating a switch that tells the controller whether it needs to move the vehicle forward or reverse (and it can activate different regen settings for the different forward "gear" selection positions).
For a home conversion - I don't know. Carry a cobblestone to place in front of the wheel? Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private: http://www.cvandewater.info Skype: cor_van_de_water Tel: +1 408 383 7626 -----Original Message----- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of xfmr via EV Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 8:38 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [EVDL] winter parking brake I searched but didn't find a similar question. If one exists and I missed it please redirect me. My question concerns manual transmissions and parking in the winter. We don't use a parking brake in the winter here since the pads and shoes freeze to metal parts. With no engine compression to hold the vehicle what have others done? Thank you for replys -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/winter-park ing-brake-tp4669990.html Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at Nabble.com. _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)