When you're at -30 there is likely near zero humidity. On the other hand, in temps from 20-30 there is much higher humidity and I would think brake freezing would be more likely. It's only happened to me a few times. I found that by rocking the car forward and back, gently, they eventually freed up. Hard to do on ice, though.

Peri

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From: "SLPinfo.org via EV" <ev@lists.evdl.org>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <ev@lists.evdl.org>
Sent: 20-Jun-14 9:29:22 AM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

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" <ev@lists.evdl.org> 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 <
 ev@lists.evdl.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
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> From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of xfmr via EV
 > Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 8:38 AM
 > To: ev@lists.evdl.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
 >
 >
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