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Removing hand brake rod out of '38 Allis B

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John P. Martine

04-28-2003 09:24:08

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I have begun take the sheet metal off to get painted to automobile finish quality. While I was taking her apart, I started taking the angle iron off that the fender bolts to. There is a rectangular cutout in it for the hand brake. Here is my question, how do I get the hand brake rod out of the braking assembly and remove the cover. The rounded end of the handle is too big to pass through. --John P. Martine

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Dick L

04-28-2003 13:08:37

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 Re: Removing hand brake rod out of '38 Allis B in reply to John P. Martine, 04-28-2003 09:24:08  
They are threaded and turn right out. (Sure they do after the threads are red hot.) I have twisted one off and stripped the threads on a couple.

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Herb Brady

04-30-2003 06:46:31

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 Re: Re: Removing hand brake rod out of '38 Allis B in reply to Dick L, 04-28-2003 13:08:37  
If this was a tractor I was going to use I would find a set of foot brakes at a salvage yard. They are easy to put on an they are much handier to use. You could save the hand brakes and put them back on if you decided to fix it up to original for show later

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Tyler(WA) You call those threads?

04-28-2003 19:54:42

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 Re: Re: Removing hand brake rod out of '38 Allis B in reply to Dick L, 04-28-2003 13:08:37  
I soaked 'em in PB Blaster for a week and about remembered some long past language until I used my gear puller to push them out from the bottom.

They came right out and pressed right back in tight. Me thinks not all of those "threads" is threads. Could they have done some with press fit and later used threads?

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Dick L Naw

04-29-2003 06:46:48

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 Re: Re: Re: Removing hand brake rod out of '38 Allis B in reply to Tyler(WA) You call those threads?, 04-28-2003 19:54:42  
They were threaded, you probly got one that had already had the threads stripped and they were then driven back in. I have a half dozen on more layin around some where. If ya want I will get a thread gage out an let ya know what thread was used.

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04-29-2003 15:59:26

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Removing hand brake rod out of '38 Allis B in reply to Dick L Naw, 04-29-2003 06:46:48  
now i am curious Dick, why have you got all those hand brake levers laying around. Do you convert them to foot, and if so, do you buy or make the parts? I just bought a 40 with hand brakes and am considering if i should change over to foot when rebuilding this summer.

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Dick L

04-30-2003 07:21:42

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Removing hand brake rod out of '38 Allis B in reply to steve, 04-29-2003 15:59:26  
I have changed over a few tractors to foot brakes and I buy boxes of junk parts a auctions. I have three B,s tore down into piles of parts that will get put back togather with foot brakes when I get around to it, maybe some day, if I live long enough. I am stuck on Allis G's for now.

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Jack M

06-18-2003 09:08:32

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Removing hand brake rod ou in reply to Dick L, 04-30-2003 07:21:42  

I'm considering a B model presently equipped with hand brakes.

Do you have the parts necessary for a conversion to foot?

If so, what's the price?

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Brian G. NY

05-02-2003 06:26:16

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Removing hand brake rod out of '38 Allis B in reply to Dick L, 04-30-2003 07:21:42  
Dick, Didn't realize you had changed your "specialty". All I can say is, lucky for the "G" guys, if they get help from you like the "B' guys do, they will have a tremendous resource from which to gain real down to earth information. Even tho I don't have a B or a G, I really enjoy the absolutely clear pictures and descriptions you provide for those who seek answers to meaningful questions.

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