release for parking brake

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Asked by Jun 26, 2008 at 09:25 PM about the 1968 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: General

Just bought a 68 T-bird. I don't see a parking brake release. Can someone tell me where it is or how the parking brake gets released.
Frank

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hammers fix everything...

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Believe these were vacuum-actuated like the older Caddies. Kicked off when you put the vehicle into drive. Typically there was a hidden small handle under the driver's side dash in case the vacuum operated function failed.

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a vacuum power unit will release the parking brakes automatically when the transmission selector moves into any drive position with the engine running, not neutral or park engine running and no position engine off. the lever mentioned by littlehorn is on the pedal mount in front of and just below the vacuum power unit.

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This information from littlehorn and chapito saved us $$$ when we pulled out our 64 Thunderbird from the barn. WoW! The little lever was just where you said it would be and wasn't hard to push away from you to release the brake. You made our day!! Now if we could only find the rat that's hiding somewhere inside!!!!

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