S3 handbrake control - ratchet wear

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#1 S3 handbrake control - ratchet wear

Post by Drewpy » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:49 am

The toothed ratchet plate and matching pawl that provide the means of locking & releasing the handbrake at the drivers end are both significantly worn on my 1971 S3 2+2 V12 Auto.
It appears from searching on line that replacements are not readily available.

Is anyone aware if a source for these, or a effective repair procedure?

I have the means to re-manufacture and if I end up going this way would anyone be interested in new parts, if I had a small batch done?

Drew
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#2 Re: S3 handbrake control - ratchet wear

Post by PeterCrespin » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:48 am

I have a complete S1 2+2 handbrake lever assembly you could PM me for. I always felt the S3 version looked like an afterthought (which of course it was) when they added the extra bent part on the end.
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#3 Re: S3 handbrake control - ratchet wear

Post by 71 V12 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:27 pm

Hi Drew,

I had the same problem on my S3 and could not find replacement parts either.

In the end I recut the teeth into the pawl with a file which has proved an effective repair. Handbrake holds in all situations.

Good luck.

Kevin

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