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Old 10-03-2006, 09:13 AM   #1
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My K-H Brake Unit & the De Soto

Hola Class

It makes me think of the movie called " The Long-Long Trailer".

This K-H brake controller takes attention and thought to use. It is mounted just under the steering post and if I feel the need to use it, I must swing the braking arm from the resting position to the braking of the right. Yes, there is a knob to up the electrical feel. This unit is simple; do not physically move the braking arm and you do not have the trailer brakes working. If you are shy, the trailer brakes do not do much. If you swing too much the trailer brakes will lock up now.

Have any of you ever came across a unit as this other than a antiquic show ?

Oh yeh, it looks at home in the 47 De Soto.

Rodger & Gabby

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Old 10-04-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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Hello Rodger ,

My 68 international travelall had the KH controller and resistor setup .I have
removed it in favor of the prodigy .I still have it on the shelf in the garage .
It too looked right under the dash of the IH ,but thought a newer controller
would be better ,I don't know for sure really ,it may haver been just fine .


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Old 10-09-2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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Hola Again Class

I feel that I failed to say this oldie does not have a brake line hook up ability to it. It is only the electrical part that gets the in-put of how much brake action from the knowledge or experience of the driver by activating the arm under the steering post.

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Old 10-09-2006, 06:59 PM   #4
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Hola, Rodger,

Cool. It IS just like the Long, Long, Trailer, so just keep repeating "First the trailer brakes, then the car!"

By the way, which De Soto can tow a '27 uphill? (I'm a child of the sixties, and there were darn few De Sotos left running then, as I remember.)

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