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I have a 1950 Dodge Wayfarer 2 door business coupe with fluid drive. The emergency brake didn't work when I got it. Upon inspection I find some missing parts. Around the band that fits over the drum, there was only one spring and looks like in the repair manual there was supposed to be a lever or two to actuate the brake?

I'll add a photo to show all I have. My question to you all is what is a good source for these parts that are missing?

Also when searching salvage yards for this what years on the emergency brake were interchangeable?

Is it a Dodge only or did other makes (Chrysler, Plymouth, Etc.) have the same configuration, and what years were the same?

I do understand mine was a 2 1/2 inch width band on it but is the parts missing springs actuator levers the same on the 2"?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I tried to search the site but didn't come up with very good results.

Once again thanks! as I've found from the time I've spent on this site you all are very knowledgeable  at your craft...

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Sniper, Great information! Very much appreciate the picture. Now I fully understand what the mechanism consists of. I will crawl under the car tomorrow and make sure I even have the lever that fits between the springs. Thank you for the concise picture and for taking the time!!!

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