Just to clarify:
There is the clutch play adjustment which is towards the inside of the housing--you pull back a sliding cover to remove the shaft to adjust. There is a 1/2 inch brake adjustment with a 1/2 inch set nut, this tells the brake when to start tightening, so if I loosen this the brake will apply later after the clutch disengages. The third adjustment is the brake band adjustment which is a 3/4 head to the outside and it should be tightened down and then backed off 1 full turn. I would guess that if I loosened this the brake would apply later.