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Old 08-28-2017, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Thunderherd View Post
It's been since the mid 90's since I actually worked on this system. But, no, I don't remember a light that told you it was set. But when it was set, you sure weren't going anywhere. The brakes were set solid. If I remember correctly, you flipped the lever or pushed the button to lock it, then you pressed the brake pedal down. Then the brakes were locked. Most of the time brakes stayed locked indefinitely, but every once in a while they would bleed off. Not while the truck was running though, just when parked for a while.
I'm now leaning towards going ahead with it, if nothing else than it'll give me an easy way to do burn-outs .

And secondly I'll have a backup parking brake, along with my factory parking brake when working on the car. I'm now paranoid about the slipping into reverse tendency of this trany.

Besides, I think I'm going the hot rod route with this car anyway, next is a set of 3.90 gears. Already have a 3rd member with these gears setup and ready to go.
Thanks for the info.
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