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- Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:58 am
- First Name: Tim
- Last Name: Knapp
- Location: Wilsonville, Oregon
I am not driving with them yet, but I have brazed up several (building up all around the shaft diameter), removed the levers from the end, chucked them up in a lathe and turned the brazing down to match the diameter I need. The brackets can be reamed if you have access to a large reamer of the right size, or you can use a small brake cylinder hone to smooth them up inside and decide just what diameter to turn your brazing work down, to match. Good luck on it. / Tim
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- Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 am
- First Name: Larry
- Last Name: Smith
- Location: Lomita, California
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- MTFCI Number: 16310
I've seen NOS brackets on ebay often. I've not heard of them wearing. Are you aware of the holes in the frame for oiling them? There are two styles. One has round holes, and the other has a square hole, and both have felts inserted into them to keep the dust out. For a couple of years in the early twenties Ford dropped the holes, and soon found out they made a mistake.
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- Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:21 pm
- First Name: Rob
- Last Name: Trippet
- Location: Comfort, TX
I just went out and looked! Had no idea the oil holes were there, I’ll bet that’s one spot that gets overlooked! And I reckon my old roadster’s were based on the wear on my brackets...