Handbrake springs - external band type. How many and where?

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Handbrake springs - external band type. How many and where?

Post by 1000sunlight » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:09 pm

My springs look like they’ve been dredged up from the titanic. Or rather spring as I can only see one.

I’ve ordered a new set and there are three springs - two ling and one short. Does anyone have a diagram of where these go? Can they be replaced easily?

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Re: Handbrake springs - external band type. How many and where?

Post by dpcd67 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:51 pm

Look in your SNL, figure 12-1; it shows all three. The little one goes on the anchor screw that holds the band in place to tension it. Look in your TM9-803, figure 91 and you will see the anchor screw but the spring is hidden.
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Re: Handbrake springs - external band type. How many and where?

Post by 1000sunlight » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:04 pm

Ah thanks for that. It looks like the larger spring is one spring but I’m presuming it’s two?

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Re: Handbrake springs - external band type. How many and where?

Post by dpcd67 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:17 pm

Yep; two. You will see when you go to installing your new ones.
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