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Mine is no longer locking when i try to engage the brake.  as my car is a 4 speed this creates a bit of an issue at times.

I vaguely remember my 72 doing the same thing 20 years ago and I think I was able to fix it, but I can't remember how.

Are there any guides for either repair or is there a replacement assembly available?  I doubt it would be hard to make another year part work and the 1970 is available, but I don't want to rig it if I can possibly do it right.

Thanks again for any help

Jeff, on my 65 there is an adjustment screw on the "Y" that is in the neighborhood of the transmission that has a nut you can turn to tighten up the cable.  If that doesn't fix it, then you may need to replace the shoes on the rear. 

this problem is with the pedal assembly it pops out after being engaged as if the ratchet inside is bad.

Yeah, I had that problem too, so just replace the assembly all the way from the handle (foot pedal) to the "Y"  Mine is a pull handle, but basically the same principal.

My first car was a 72 Maverick with the pull handle and I still think that they are the coolest.

I can find the 1970 pedal assembly, but not the 71-73.  I guess i'll keep looking


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