Need help with these trailer brakes

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Need help with these trailer brakes

Postby Marck » Wed May 11, 2005 10:42 pm

Ok , my Tear is built on a 1965 Scotty frame. I need a bit of help, not quite sure how to wire the brakes up. they both have 2 red wires coming out of them...that's it.

OH if this will help, heres a pic I took of the inside of the brake drums when I had them off to clean them out. Maybe it will help you to help me, by seeing what's inside.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/ ... brakes.jpg

Maybe also if someone has a clue where I can buy new brake shoes for this thing .... I WILL end up needing them... Heck might need all kinds of new brake parts... so if anyone has ANY hints I'd really appreciate it.

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Postby Nitetimes » Thu May 12, 2005 12:05 am

The wiring is simple, pick a wire and attach it to the hot wire for your brakes (from the controller) the other wire gets attached to a good ground, preferably one directly from the tow vehicle.
As for replacing those pads, they look very much like older Dexter brake setups, I could be wrong about that, but I have seen them before. Any good trailer parts dealer can get you those parts. It is much easier to get them if you take them in and match them up tho. There are quite a few different manufacturers and some of them have subtle differences. I would look for them while you have them off, it will save you a lot of work and running around.
If you are heading down towards Mechanicsburg try Redneck, they should have them.
BTW - It is often cheaper to buy the backing plates and brakes as a unit rather than buying the individual parts, just something to keep in mind because if those are old the magnets are probably due to be replaced also.
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Postby Marck » Thu May 12, 2005 6:19 am

Great...thanks a ton, I have them back on now... but I can take them back off again, .... it's not a big problem.


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Postby wuzuki » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:00 am

they look like bendix part no 1412 are they ten inche or 9 inche
new lining thickness should be 3/16 if standard. :thinking:
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Postby mexican tear » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:04 pm

after having two trailers break loose, I always ad a "break away switch".

I recomend it for all trailers with electric brakes.

Just my two cents worth

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