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The Story of the Right Brake Pedal.
In my quest to strip our Cub down to the barest element - I embarked on the quest for removing the right brake pedal from the bushings on the platform. More correctly the brake pedal from the brake shaft - it was turning freely in the bushing.
Into the press it went - after much shimming, aligning, etc. All was positioned ready to push down through the clutch bushing and the left brake bushing to - just press that shaft right out of that brake petal. In advance of this - I'd been using Kroil on it for the last couple of weeks - little squirts everyday.
Now comes the big decision, what's laying around the shop the right diameter and long enough to go down through all the bushings - Ahhh the perfect piece of steel - why not just use the clutch and left brake shaft......??????
Do any of you know what happened next? I cleaned the shaft on the wire wheel - it slipped easily into the bushings and with heat and 20 ton - I sure enough pushed that right brake pedal shaft clean out of the brake lever. Awesome Yippee....
In my wisdom and perhaps the rush to get this part out - I theorized that I'd be able to EASILY remove the right brake pedal from the pushing rod - WRONG - WRONG - WRONG - now I had the Long Shaft Stuck in the Right Brake Pedal. You laughing yet. Nope I couldn't take the time to go to the farm and get a piece of 9/16 steel rod - I had to DO IT NOW.....
So Today - I had to build a special jig and shims to support the brake bushings the platforms, etc, so I could push the long shaft out of the Right Brake Pedal. No I DID NOT use the right brake pedal shaft . I used a 9/16 bolt. I am pleased to report the brake pedal is NOW Free at last.
Go ahead and laugh - it's ok - I've had a good laugh at myself......
Have a Great Weekend. Ken
Pleasant View Farm - Est. 1799
My Restoration Project - FCUB '48 - Rex
Ken, I'd be more than happy to send you a few more to practice on.
"We don't need to think more,
we need to think differently."
Well Ken, save for the name of the part, in my case the pto sickle pulley, and broken cotter key in the shaft, and a quick reach for an abandoned screw driver to make a drift with, a 5 ton press, and a few other whoops's and thats how I got a broken 100 dollar (ebay) pulley and a refurbished pto shaft in my 53... Just remember only the strong persevere....or something like that.. Dave
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