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03 Feb 2020 15:50 - 13 Feb 2020 14:21 #2564 by Super User
Brake Pedal Modification was created by Super User
Posted on behalf of Gary Hays.

As a member of the Ercoupe Owners Club, I thought you might be interested in what I have designed for my 1946 415-C Coupe with after-market rudder pedals. It is a heel brake lever, installed with original hardware. I have owned Coupes that had both the foot brake and the parking brake. When rudder pedals became available, the foot brake was discontinued, using just the parking brake on landing roll-out. I was not happy with that, because I don't feel that it provides adequate braking. I've been doing a ground-up restoration on my 415-C light sport with rudder pedals, and didn't want to trust all the work I've done to a cable routed through levers and pulleys, before being attached to the master cylinder. My heel brake attaches directly to the master cylinder, as in the original 415-C. It is made of 6061-T6 aluminum. The original brake pedal weighed 3.4 ounces; mine is only 2.6 ounces heavier, but is many times stronger than the original brake pedal. I have pictures available. If you have any comments, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adding pictures Gary sent.
Last edit: 13 Feb 2020 14:21 by Super User. Reason: Adding pictures

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