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Old 02-18-2018, 09:04 AM   #41
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Yes- are your break rods straight? I had one with a slight bend in it. ( don't know how it got bent) however I adjusted the brakes with the bent rod and didn't notice it until checking the poor braking. the rod would straighten out as the pedal was pressed. This limited the amount of pressure to the shoes.
Chief, my Dad, taught me the "fine art" of straightening rods with a hammer & a cross tie.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:57 AM   #42
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Ok bill, what's a cross tie?
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Ok bill, what's a cross tie?
A RAILROAD TIE, or POOR MANS' ANVIL. (:-l)
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