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Changin' brake linings on our little C

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Dave of Southwest Michigan

02-06-2003 03:02:31

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Hi Y'all...Been awhile since I've had a chance to get to the forum and check in on what's been going on. Hope all are "survivin'" the winter.

Got a question: Is there any trick to changing the brake linings on a little C? I've got to free up the adjustment bolts because they're frozen solid, but if I need to change the linings out, is there any special trick in getting the old linings out and putting in new? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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02-07-2003 17:06:52

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 Re: Changin' brake linings on our little C in reply to Dave of Southwest Michigan, 02-06-2003 03:02:31  
I got mine out by hooking a heavy piece of wire from the band to an old fashioned bumper jack and pulling it out. Took a couple hours of scraping with a piece of steel band to get all the hay seeds and other junk out before the bands would go back in.

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Dave of Southwest Michigan

02-09-2003 17:53:04

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 Re: Re: Changin' brake linings on our little C in reply to Dukester, 02-07-2003 17:06:52  
Hey Dukester.....really appreciate the advice. Sounds like no matter what, it's not an easy job!

In any event, I'm workin' on just freein' up the adjust bolts.

I'll keep you posted as to how it goes.

Thanks again.


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Rod (NH)

02-06-2003 15:51:45

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 Re: Changin' brake linings on our little C in reply to Dave of Southwest Michigan, 02-06-2003 03:02:31  
Hi Dave,

I recently changed the brakes on my '42 B. First time ever for both me and the tractor. No particular trick other than soaking the anchor and pivot pins in penetrating oil and planning on a frustrating time getting the old bands out. Actually the pins came out easier than I expected with the help of a zip gun. The bands were more difficult than I expected. They certainly needed to be "persuaded" with quite a bit of brute force to get them out in the space between the drums and the final drive housing. Even the new ones needed some hammering to get into place. I would up using a slide hammer to remove the old bands. I have heard that some have used an engine hoist to pull them out. In any event, pulling on the front and pounding on the rear of the band assembly was necessary, at least for me.

I recommend you consider the condition of your existing bands before deciding on replacement vs. relining. My existing bands were badly deteriorated by rusting and were not suitable for relining, IMO. In my case, replacing the entire band assembly was the best course of action.

I now have brakes that actually work :o).


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