Brakes Or No Brakes
I'm sure I could find this info from reading past threads, but just got a bit of time right now - thought I'd throw this out here. My "new" 62 Safari is in the shop - asked the man to check out the bearings and brakes. He said bearings are good but there is an "old hydraulic brake system" that is osbsolete - he's recomending complete axle brake upgrade eventually.
Good idea for sure, however, my questions are: Was this really a brake system that worked with the tow vehicle? Or was it just a parking brake system? I suspect it was the latter as there was an old master cylinder type device on the tongue with a single brake line going from it to the rear. If that's the case, am I correct in concluding that my 62 Safari did not come with brakes that "talked to" the tow vehicle? Thanks.