I just bought an Allis D-17. It runs well, and I just fixed the wiring for the lights. While working on the wires, I noticed that there's a thin line that does to the gauge which says "Traction Booster" on it. Although I vaugely understand the purpose of the traction booster, I have no idea how it works or even what lever to use to enable or disable it.
So, I'm asking how to use it, location of the lever, and how it works. I found there is a small metal block near the dashboard and under the battery. From that "box" there's that thin line, which goes to the gauge. Well, that line is loose from the gauge. I tightened the nut on the rear of the gauge, but the line pulls right out. I removed that nut, and it appears that it should have a compression ring (brass bead) in there, and apparently it's gone. (But that's just a guess). What is the proper method to attach that line to the gauge? THe gauge is pretty rusted, so I dont know if it works, but is leaving that line loose, a place to leak oil or something? (I did not notice any leaking oils though).
Either way, I'd like to connect that line to the gauge correctly. whether the gauge works or not. What is the proper way? And if anyone could explain the way to use and test that Traction Booster, and how to enable/disable it. I'd greatly appreciate the help.
Does anyone know any place to download a user manual for this D17? Like a .PDF file. This is my first Allis, so some of the features are puzzling, such as this Traction Booster. Thanks