Although I now live in Oregon, I grew up in northern Alberta Canada where temps can get to -30 for extended periods in the winter. I remember hearing the "brake will freeze" thing but I also regularly used it in my manual transmission vehicles. Like Michael I never had a problem.
Peter Flipsen Jr On Jun 20, 2014 9:17 AM, "Michael Ross via EV" <email@example.com> wrote: > Medium duty trucks used to have drive shaft brakes that could be cobbled > from junkyard parts. > > I use the hand brake on all manner of vehicles (yes, sometimes up north in > the winter). I do not find this to be a problem. Is this just habit based > on older vehicles? I seem to remember having to jog some truck other to > get the rear wheels to turn, but I didn't quit using the E brake all > together and the problem was not chronic. > > Another alternative is to turn your wheels so thy hit the curb. You need a > little incline for this. > > Or instead of chocks you can swing a 4 foot length of chain around a wheel > so it wraps into the crack fore and aft the contact patch. > > > On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Cor van de Water via EV < > firstname.lastname@example.org > > wrote: > > > 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: email@example.com > > 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 > > < > http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/winter-parking-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) > > > > > > > -- > Put this question to yourself: should I use everyone else to attain > happiness, or should I help others gain happiness? > *Dalai Lama * > > Tell me what it is you plan to do > With your one wild and precious life? > Mary Oliver, "The summer day." > > To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. > Thomas A. Edison > <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasaed125362.html> > > A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought. > *Warren Buffet* > > Michael E. Ross > (919) 550-2430 Land > (919) 576-0824 <https://www.google.com/voice/b/0?pli=1#phones> Google > Phone > (919) 631-1451 Cell > (919) 513-0418 Desk > > michael.e.r...@gmail.com > <michael.e.r...@gmail.com> > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: < > http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140620/000dace7/attachment.htm > > > _______________________________________________ > 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) > > -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140620/f6fe60e7/attachment.htm> _______________________________________________ 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)