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Old 08-07-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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1957 Bubble brakes

Our 1957 Bubble has a hydraulic brake cylinder on the drivers side of the tongue. It has a handle that seems to be some sort of emergency brake, maybe part of a breakaway system. Can anyone tell me more about this and how it is supposed to work?

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Old 08-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Almost sounds like an European Airstream setup (which I know of no 1957 Airstream made for the European market), so are the brakes electric or surge type?

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Old 08-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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Bubble brakes

It is a surge brake system. The best and easiest answer is get rid of that junk now. When your in the belly pull the steel hyd. lines too. Your axle spindles will give you problems too. They are way to small for new backing plates and brake assemblies. I found that the best solution, for me, was a new straight axle with hubs and brakes as a unit. The price is right, The lack of problems pays for itself. And, I am raised up about four inches for a safe ground clearance.
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