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TW Sherman

01-24-2012 04:40:15

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I am replacing the brakes on my 170 and have the final drives off. My question is : is there a secret to getting the dowel pin out that holds the brake bands at the top of the housing. Is the a special tool made that the Allis shops used? I suppose that a lot of the later series used that same setup. HELP

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01-24-2012 16:54:13

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 Re: 170 brakes in reply to TW Sherman, 01-24-2012 04:40:15  
Best thing to do is to soak it penetrant for a few days (if you're not in a hurry).
If you have 2 stout screwdrivers, put 1 on either side of the head; you might be able to pry it out.

I didnt have too good of luck on my D17sIV, so I made a split "collet" from a socket-head capscrew that fits over the head of the pin. A collar on the shank pushed the split halves back together, capturing the head of the pin.
Made up a not-so-heavy slide hammer that screwed onto the "collet" and with a few good yanks, pulled the pin out. Worked good.
If you want to borrow it, just cover the shipping and I can send it to you.


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