Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-19-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
Willit Stop
Senior Member
 
Willit Stop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Eureka Calif.
Posts: 889
Default Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

I ordered a brake energizer kit from C&G (#48-2043).Good people to deal with by the way.WOW! What a difference!$55 well spent.The install went quickly and I was so excited that I took my girlfriend for a little ride to show her how much better the brakes worked.I could lock up all fours if need be.It's almost like having power brakes.That's the good news.Here's the bad news:Now I have lipstick and mascara on the windshield and a girlfriend with a red forehead.
Willit Stop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
ford38v8
Senior Member
 
ford38v8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 5,271
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

So...What yhou're saying is that you made an impression on your girl friend?
__________________
Alan
ford38v8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 06-19-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
Willit Stop
Senior Member
 
Willit Stop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Eureka Calif.
Posts: 889
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

I guess.....Now,does anyone know of a lipstick remover?
Willit Stop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
Vic Piano
Senior Member
 
Vic Piano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Odessa, FL
Posts: 7,551
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

It could have been worse... I thought you were going to say your wife found out that you took your girlfriend for a ride...
__________________
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Vic Piano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
Henry/Kokomo
Senior Member
 
Henry/Kokomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Posts: 1,731
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Sounds almost like the car didn't make an impression on your girl as much as your girl made an impression on the car. There are worse problems than removing lipstick!
__________________
Henry
Henry/Kokomo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
j32
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Castleton.ny
Posts: 39
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Hi , what year brakes are you working with ? Do you have a contact
number for C&G? The reason Im asking is I have 40 Ford backing plates
that I wanted to use on my project but not real crazy about them being
non energized. Also have 39 Lincoln backing plates ready to go but like
the look of the old Ford ones better.

Thanks - Joe
j32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 10:52 PM   #7
35fordtn
Senior Member
 
35fordtn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: McMinnville, TN
Posts: 1,851
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

The energizers are for the Mechanical brakes
35fordtn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013, 11:18 PM   #8
jbc
Senior Member
 
jbc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ocala fl
Posts: 160
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Who is C&G? And were can I buy there brake energizer? I have a Model "A" that needs help.
Thanks
jbc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 02:07 AM   #9
Fe26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 949
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbc View Post
Who is C&G? And were can I buy there brake energizer? I have a Model "A" that needs help.
Thanks
http://cgfordparts.com/
Fe26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 04:04 AM   #10
jbc
Senior Member
 
jbc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ocala fl
Posts: 160
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Thanks
jbc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 11:28 AM   #11
Willit Stop
Senior Member
 
Willit Stop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Eureka Calif.
Posts: 889
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

j32 PM sent
Willit Stop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 10:47 PM   #12
Fredb_
Senior Member
 
Fredb_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Coos Bay, OR
Posts: 543
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

I ordered a set for my 38 Deluxe and installed the set on the front to give it a test. There was a greatly noticeable difference in the stopping power on my first run. I still need to do some adjusting to eliminate a slight pull to the right. The kit "highly" suggested I buy and install the top springs for the 35-36 passenger saying it would increase the performance of the energizer. I ordered a set and attempted to put them in the front today, but the holes in the shoes do not really allow these springs to be used on my car. The length of the ends between the coil and the hook is too short and the hook itself will only fit into the hole with a great amount of persuasion. Anybody else try these on a 38 sedan?
Thanks, Fred
Fredb_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 01:47 AM   #13
ford38v8
Senior Member
 
ford38v8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 5,271
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Fred, The stock '38 takes 4 different springs. Remove the top 2 and replace them with the single top spring from a '39.
__________________
Alan
ford38v8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 09:57 AM   #14
Brad Boyer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 16
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Thanks Willit.... I too have a 36 that I was thinking about getting the CG kit...Some have said that the 36 already has this type of booster that was stock when built...Is that correct? My Deluxe coupe was built in May of 36....Thanks Brad Boyer
Brad Boyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 01:15 PM   #15
Fredb_
Senior Member
 
Fredb_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Coos Bay, OR
Posts: 543
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Thanks Alan, I will look into getting four of those.
Fred
Fredb_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 01:45 PM   #16
JR48
Senior Member
 
JR48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Auckland
Posts: 111
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Longtime Fordbarner 'Flathead Ted' provides these brake energiser kitss through several of the major US suppliers of Model A & early V8 parts. They turn rod brakes into a really efficient stopping unit. Checkout his website for videos of him testing his 34 Sedan, locking up all 4 wheels in a haze of smoke! You could never do that with Henry's original version.
JR48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 02:25 PM   #17
V12Bill
Senior Member
 
V12Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mt. Holly,NJ
Posts: 1,822
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Quote:
Originally Posted by j32 View Post
Hi , what year brakes are you working with ? Do you have a contact
number for C&G? The reason Im asking is I have 40 Ford backing plates
that I wanted to use on my project but not real crazy about them being
non energized. Also have 39 Lincoln backing plates ready to go but like
the look of the old Ford ones better.

Thanks - Joe
Lincoln Zephyr brakes are Bendix brakes and are self energizing.
V12Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 04:39 PM   #18
FlatheadTed
Senior Member
 
FlatheadTed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Auckland
Posts: 4,262
Send a message via AIM to FlatheadTed
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

The shoe springs offered by the venders are not ideal and are far to strong, in my instructions I out line how to correctly fit them .
Here's a link to a Demo Video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ5LUbmro0

00
__________________
http://www.flatheadted.com
FlatheadTed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 07:24 PM   #19
russcc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,384
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

What ever brake system you use, look out for those new drum brake shoe linings. You can't even lock them up. They don't stop worth squat compared to the old shoe liners. The NOS and NORS vendors have the good shoes and linings. Relined my '40 brakes myself with NORS linings, and the rivets that were supplied with them. Made in USA.
russcc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 08:38 AM   #20
dean333
Senior Member
 
dean333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Shorewood Illinois
Posts: 357
Send a message via Yahoo to dean333
Default Re: Brake energizers:Good news,bad news.

Seatbelts my friend! My girlfriend refused to ride in my 36 Fordoor until I installed them. I should have years ago and glad I finally did. I bought energizers a few months ago but haven't put them in yet, your post encourages me.
dean333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 AM.