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Brakes/seals done - adjustment question


 
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Britcheflee
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Brakes/seals done - adjustment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have the brakes all installed and new seals done - just have a quick question about adjustment - I have one brake pedal which only goes down about 1 inch and the other goes down about 4 inches - both stop the tractor when used but the one with the 4 inch travel is about near the foot rest - I assume I just adjust the star brake adjustment until they are about the same? What should I be looking for as far as travel distance on the pedals?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Brakes/seals done - adjustment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lee........didja ever squander $25 (cheap) for yer personal copy of the FO-4 manual??? According to my FO-4; para 136 (adjustment), you jack-up each rear axle (one-atta-time) and adjust the star-adjuster until the wheel won't turn; then BACK-OFF until slight drag is felt as you turn them BIG ag-bar tires. (fwd'n'back) Adjust BOTH sides equally. Simple, eh?

Pedal travel is probably about 1-inch. Remember, on the 8-N your brake pedals are side-by-side and so they should be semi-equal. ........breakie Dell
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Brakes/seals done - adjustment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I push down the brake pedals on mine to stop I have about 3-4 inches left before I hit the foot rest. The drag is more important though as Dell stated.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Brakes/seals done - adjustment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Re 8N Ford brakes.If you are having trouble adjusting your brakes after new shoes,springs, etc, take a very close look at the left and right hand brake actuating camshafts, Ford p/n's 8N2246 and 8N2247. If the ends of these,which operate the brake shoes, are worn down, which in most case they will be, pull them out and have a competitant welder rebuild the ends and then carefully file or grind them back to their origional shape. The brake shoes when properly fitted, fit very closly around these ends and any slop or lost motion here will lead to a very low or all the way down pedal no matter how much brake adjustment you make with the star wheel. regardless of shoe adjustment. I did this with my current 8N and now have instant foot pedal reponse
 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Brakes/seals done - adjustment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

DGinVT wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:38:08 10/06/12) Re 8N Ford brakes.If you are having trouble adjusting your brakes after new shoes,springs, etc, take a very close look at the left and right hand brake actuating camshafts, Ford p/n's 8N2246 and 8N2247. If the ends of these,which operate the brake shoes, are worn down, which in most case they will be, pull them out and have a competitant welder rebuild the ends and then carefully file or grind them back to their origional shape. The brake shoes when properly fitted, fit very closly around these ends and any slop or lost motion here will lead to a very low or all the way down pedal no matter how much brake adjustment you make with the star wheel. regardless of shoe adjustment. I did this with my current 8N and now have instant foot pedal reponse


Good advice my cams were worn and petals would not stay up like they should. I put a bead of weld on them and ground them down the right size now I have plenty of petal and instant stop.
 
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