Need advice and solutions:
Basket case 1960
Safari is on the road to restoration recovery. Has the Stromberg (borg-warner) hydraulic system. If you are familiar, that system is setup to connect to the tow vehicle with a hydraulic device that is acctuated by the tow vehicle's hydraulic system. It is spring loaded to act as a break-away device as well. Makes a nice parking brake. Currently, the master cylinder seals are shot, I have not seen the slave cylinders condition, and I don't think I could find a tow vehicle attachment replacement. Everyone says hydraulic-hydraulic is obsolete and dangerous.
I can think of many advantages to restoring the hydraulic system, such as proportional braking, maintaining the positive force break-away system, and keep the cool parking brake.
Safety has to be the first consideration. Been looking at the California Vehicle Code and it seems that break-away brakes are required for any vehicle over 1,500 lbs. Service brakes are require to stop a tow-trailer combo from 20 mph in less that 40 feet. Now a 22' 1960
Safari wet is pretty light, but I don't want to push it.
Looking for the best approach. I loved the description on VintageAirstream.com on modifying the backing plates to fit the Hadco axle. Is there a bolt-on solution out there? Anyone aware of a complete hardware, electric controller, wiring, all-in-one application?
Looking to the collective knowledge of Airstreamers!