I used the hand brake often while driving in The Netherlands (same latitude as south Canada) and only had an issue once. Remember that the time brakes will freeze to the rotors/drums is when they are *wet* before parking. If you noticed that you run through something wet (puddle) before parking, you can drive the car another block with the brakes lightly applied (pull the hand brake until it starts slowing down the vehicle) so it gets warm and the brakes dry, before parking.
The one time I noticed was after a bright cold winter night, the car would not move backwards, only "upwards". It had frozen on one side. Jogging the car carefully back and forth cracked the drum brake loose and I could drive normally after that. Regards, 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 Michael Ross via EV Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 9:17 AM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake 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 <email@example.com > 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: 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 > <http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/winter-par king-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/20140620/000d ace7/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) _______________________________________________ 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)