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tjh6x6@aol.com 04-02-2019 09:37 AM

39 shift tower, 32 case emergency brake adapter bracket
 

Hello all,

Does anyone make a bracket to put the stock emergency brake handle on a 32 case with a 39 shift tower? If not, I'll go to work fabricating one...

Thanks for any leads or info !

Ken/Alabama 04-02-2019 10:19 AM

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Yes, I installed one for a friend a few months back. I think it came from the Early V8 Garage.

rotorwrench 04-02-2019 12:17 PM

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Some folks make them out of angle iron.

Charlie Stephens 04-02-2019 04:30 PM

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Start with the Early V8 Garage (from post #2) and if no luck try MEC, (330) 644-3450, modelengineeringco.com. I made mine with angle iron many years ago.

Charlie Stephens

Allinger 04-02-2019 04:37 PM

Re: 39 shift tower, 32 case emergency brake adapter bracket
 

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I have also been looking for a way to mount the E-brake handle. Here are two pictures I found on the web of home made brackets to attach the handle to the newer shift housing.

Kerk 04-02-2019 04:40 PM

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Charlie, Made one many years ago and then had a request for one from my son & had it re made . May have it to copy in my shop. Will look and advise by tomorrow. Just a piece of flatstock that uses the 2 bolt holed on the tranny cover with longer bolts and 2 pieces weldedm on the flat stock for the E Brake mount. Hope the info is enough to help you. kerk

Andy 04-02-2019 04:46 PM

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I would use a piece of angle and weld coupling nuts on top. The 32 bosses were high.

Hoop 04-02-2019 05:40 PM

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Here's the adapter kit used for mounting a V8 transmission onto a Model A. The simple angle bracket on the far right is for the e-brake ... ignore the arrow.

Easy to make.

Attachment 392707

DavidG 04-02-2019 06:26 PM

Re: 39 shift tower, 32 case emergency brake adapter bracket
 

All of the above seem to put the hand brake lever lower than its original position with a '32 shift lever housing which in turn requires more of a slot in the sheet metal floor plate covering the transmission for the same amount of movement of the lever. Why not install the angle iron piece with the lip up rather than down?

Hoop 04-02-2019 06:44 PM

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David, you're correct, of course. I posted the Model A kit to show that only an angle bracket was needed. Hopefully one would reference a '32 shifter top to note the correct alignment.

Maybe not.

deuce_roadster 04-02-2019 10:21 PM

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The Early V8 Garage bracket is nice.
www.earlyv8garage.net/
You will also need something to route the cable to the center of the car if you want to pull equally on both rear brakes. He also makes what you need for that, and that bracket is not trivial. Both of my 32s have his bolt on brackets for the master cyl (which uses all stock holes) as well as the E brake kit. They work well and are professionally made. If you consider the time to make these properly, I believe they are a bargain. These kits can be installed and removed without harming anything stock, including the brake pedal. I would encourage you to look at his products.

deuce5wndw 04-03-2019 08:21 AM

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I like the bracket from MEC.

DavidG 04-03-2019 08:35 AM

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The best of the lot as that locates the lever where it would be with the original shift lever housing.

tjh6x6@aol.com 04-03-2019 03:13 PM

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Thanks to all-I contacted both sources suggested above with the following results:

Early V8 Garage has one, " custom- fabricated out of steel and TIG,d to have the same appearance and location as on the 32 trans top. $149 + $10 shipping." Available stock tbd

MEC has one in cast aluminum, made up with extra long mounting bolts, $34.00 plus shipping. Available in stock.

I ordered the MEC, David's input was helpful in getting the location as close to original.

Thanks to all folks!

DavidG 04-03-2019 09:23 PM

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Sounds cost effective too!

cas3 04-03-2019 09:58 PM

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i think Andy had it right, two coupling nuts ON TOP of the angle iron, done in no time.

32phil 04-08-2019 08:20 AM

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Has anyone had any luck contacting MEC.
I have tried for a week with no success.
An Email address or another phone# perhaps.
Thanks, Phil

Flathead Fever 04-08-2019 11:31 AM

Re: 39 shift tower, 32 case emergency brake adapter bracket
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by deuce5wndw (Post 1743310)
I like the bracket from MEC.

I have the MEC bracket too on my '32 Chassis with a '39 trans. Its the way to go.

Be aware that the original '32 metal trans cover that screws to the floor will not fit the '39 trans without modifying it. Its because one shiftier top leans backwards and one does not. Don't buy an original for big bucks and then have to cut it. That would be depressing! Get one of the new repros. I think they also make them with the shifter hole in the correct spot for the '39 trans.

Hoop 04-08-2019 03:57 PM

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Would you really use the MEC bracket if you doing a "period correct" installation?

(Not sure that means much to most guys.)

tjh6x6@aol.com 04-09-2019 01:37 PM

Re: 39 shift tower, 32 case emergency brake adapter bracket
 

MEC bracket arrived Monday, I ordered it by phone last Wednesday-Gene answered the phone when I first called, so suggest keep trying if you want to talk to them on that bracket. I don't have an email address or a website for them.


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