I just bought my first tandem - a late 1980s Kuwahara. It's is great shape, obviously well-cared for.
However, I am not familar with he brake setup. It has Blaze aero levers (Dia-Compe I believe), and the right one controls both front and rear cantilevers, while the left controls the drum brake (Arai). This must be common because the right lever has space for two cables to enter.
Maybe it's just habit from riding singles, but I feel strange not being able to control the front and rear brake separately.
Can I rerun the cables to "normal" and hook the drum up to a separate lever, whic I can mount on the front or stoker bars.
As I play with this new toy, I'm sure I'll have many more questions. And these tandems are fast!