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Old 06-12-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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1973 Tradewind Brake Wiring

I have power to 3 of the 4 brakes on by Tradewind. How do I search back from the wheel to find out where the break is? Is there a schematic anywhere. The brake without power is on the left front. The magnet works fine on the bench.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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I have power to 3 of the 4 brakes on by Tradewind. How do I search back from the wheel to find out where the break is? Is there a schematic anywhere. The brake without power is on the left front. The magnet works fine on the bench.
The brake wiring is all within the underbelly.

You can easily add another wire from a brake that is working, to the brake that is not working.

Or, pull the underbelly near the brakes.

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Old 06-12-2010, 05:51 PM   #3
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I'm with Andy - add a wire pair from the brake that works on that axel to the one that doesn't. Zip tie the wire to the axel. When I pulled the belly pan of our '72, the brake wires were run through the frame cross members. Pulling the belly pan by the axels would probably mean cutting it.

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Thank you. Sometimes reinventing the wheel isn't the best answer. With the help of a new magnet everything works fine now.
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Thank you. Sometimes reinventing the wheel isn't the best answer. With the help of a new magnet everything works fine now.
How did the magnet check out on the bench, if it was bad??

Hopefully, my question is not off topic.

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The magnet tested fine. It appears that some wizard cut the wiring to this wheel to balance out the wheel opposite that had a magnet that did not work. Replace one magnet, rewire one wheel equals 4 working brakes. Thank you again.
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The magnet tested fine. It appears that some wizard cut the wiring to this wheel to balance out the wheel opposite that had a magnet that did not work. Replace one magnet, rewire one wheel equals 4 working brakes. Thank you again.
Great.

And now...............sit back and enjoy the music.

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