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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SquigMachine, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. SquigMachine
    Joined: Dec 6, 2008
    Posts: 184


    What to use? there is about 10 kits to choose from with good info on them BUT i have heard from others to build them yourself?...i was thinking just plop the cash on a Hurst or B&M

    Also where can i get a activation switch thats old school or something along those lines, man i hate that stupid little red button
  2. Gasser1961
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,104


    I have a Hurst and love it. go with the kit and you shouldn't have a prob.
  3. Dukeofbluz
    Joined: Nov 10, 2004
    Posts: 285


    I have a Jegs brand and its works great, as for a switch, anything you like should work.

  4. gasserjohn
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,219


    use b/m or other shifter handle with button built in

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  5. Steves32
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,280

    from So Cal

    I use a Hurst on the 55 & the button is in the ash tray.
  6. kevinc
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 95

    from highland

    my brother has a jegs one on his car, works pretty good. your not gonna get very many miles outta your tires though .
  7. stlouisgasser
    Joined: Sep 4, 2005
    Posts: 673


    The Hurst is the best, highest-quality one out there. It's a little more costly than the others but it's money well spent. Have you ever been to the drags and seen a car fail to emerge from the soapbox after it's burnout and the track starter has to put a floor jack under the front of the car to jack it up and roll the car out of the way? That's because that car had a poor-quality line-lock that stuck shut and kept the front brakes locked up! Don't want that to ever be me!
  8. SquigMachine
    Joined: Dec 6, 2008
    Posts: 184


    hurst kit check....heard they can be rebuilt to if needed

    i swear i have seen a lever type switch you turned from the top to the bottom on an ol' gasser somewhere just cant seem to find it again to see how/what he did would love something older but if i have to then a button it is
  9. super plus
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 566

    super plus

    Use a inertia switch wired in series with with any of the kits you choose , will prevent forgetting to release the button
  10. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,419


    You thinking of the dune buggy hyd parking brake?

    i've thought about these when i ponder my falcon gasser. I'm starting from scratch with brake pedal, master cyl, plumbing-so i can install anything that suits me.
  11. SquigMachine
    Joined: Dec 6, 2008
    Posts: 184


    Something like that yea....would that work?

    what i really had in mind though looked like the old electric chair switches but smaller and on the dash i believe
  12. claymore
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
    Posts: 896


    Hurst works well and can be rebuilt. Good value for the money. Mine was good for 20+years being used in two different cars. Any momentary 12v switch can be used but the one on the stick itself is the best position for quickest reaction release.
  13. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 2,568

    from swanton oh

    Mico brake Lever lock still available new

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  14. granny
    Joined: Apr 1, 2009
    Posts: 56

    from WA state

    Here's the switch on my street car...


    It's just a Radio Shack HD momentary contact switch mounted in a drilled-out NAPA skull knob.

  15. I had 2 tow trucks with micro locks one manual & one electric The manual never failed me The electric had to replace 2 solenoids B4 I went to manual
  16. SquigMachine
    Joined: Dec 6, 2008
    Posts: 184


    enjenjo has the idea....that thing is perfect but i see everyone's point in it being close at hand for quick on/off

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