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PostSubject: Like the movie..my car is rolling on its own..help   Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:38 pm

Hi gang, this is the third time this happened and I've gotten lucky so far but I'm not gonna push it. I own a 58 savoy with the push button auto. When I park the car I used to put it in either D or R and use the hand brake. It has drifted backwards and luckily hasn't hurt anyone or itself or anyone else's car. Strange but very lucky. So I know I need to adjust my parking brake but I also wanted to ask you guys which gear do u leave it while parking. The car will start in any gear so I have to be sure it's back neutral before I start the car. So my questions are ..how do u park the car. And does the car normally have a neutral safety switch. Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Like the movie..my car is rolling on its own..help   Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:13 pm

Yes the car has a neutral safety switsh which is aparenlty not working, It does not matter which gear you put it in as far as I know one don't hold it any better then the other. You are right it is time to do some parking brake adjustment. Minhe is updated with a later 727 so I don't have that trouble I have a park in mine. I had a 55 Dodge once and the parking brake notches on the parking brake was worn and when you shut the door a little hard the parkihng brake would disingauge.

Once at work I had parked it on a little hump and a guy said your car. I said yes its my car and he said no your car and I looked and it had almost rolled into a major road. I sai feet don't fail me now , I was lucky to jump in it and stopit before somebody hit it. Whew Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Like the movie..my car is rolling on its own..help   Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:18 am

If you are a old guy like me and drove these things in the 60'a it helps. Hee! Hee! You need to keep the emergengy brake in good shape but also remember when you park your car to let it "settle in" so to speak. If you park facing down hill turn youe wheels to the curb. Up hill away from the curb and engage the brake after the car has settled against the curb. You can use the same Idea even if there is no curb. Anyone who drove these beast years ago this became second nature to them. Heck some of us carried a brick.

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PostSubject: Re: Like the movie..my car is rolling on its own..help   Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:28 am

Yea Jim I was going to say I have put a rock under my tire lots of times Hee! Hee!

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PostSubject: Re: Like the movie..my car is rolling on its own..help   Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:18 pm

The old Torqueflite and powerflites had no internal park pawl, and you had to rely on the parking brake being up to snuff. Even so, the shoe geometry will allow the brake to work well if your car is facing downhill, but is rather ineffective if you are parked with the car facing uphill.

When new, Chrysler supplied a small wooden chock block to place behind the rear wheel to prevent the car from rolling. Be sure to check the parking brake shoes, and that they are properly adjusted, and this will help the situation.

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PostSubject: Re: Like the movie..my car is rolling on its own..help   Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:20 pm

Big M wrote:
The old Torqueflite and powerflites had no internal park pawl, and you had to rely on the parking brake being up to snuff. Even so, the shoe geometry will allow the brake to work well if your car is facing downhill, but is rather ineffective if you are parked with the car facing uphill.

When new, Chrysler supplied a small wooden chock block to place behind the rear wheel to prevent the car from rolling. Be sure to check the parking brake shoes, and that they are properly adjusted, and this will help the situation.

---John

it would be neat if that wooden chock block was labeled chrysler corporation and all that, would probably be worth a pretty penny
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