Organic brake material problem.



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Organic brake material problem.

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Just ran across a problem I hadn't seen in years. The organic lining on the emergency brake had swelled and basically fused to the drum, totally making the vehicle non moveable. Trying to tow the vehicle to a more accessible spot for loading, also plowing two really nice furrows. The emergency brake was not applied. Backing the adjuster off a few turns, and a few carefully targeted taps and we were free. Rick
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Hey, I've got one of those adjusters, Rick. Now, where did I get it... Oh yeah, you gave it to me! :D

More about the truck. Yours? John's? What's going to happen with it?
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Both trucks belong to a friend of mine. His son wants the cab over engine COE. We were preparing to tow on a trailer, to Tulsa Ok. The wrecker is a 1956 Dodge with a 259 CID V8 poly engine, the 1947 COE 265 L head 6. Some low rent trespassed and stole the gasoline from the wrecker. probably clogged their fuel injectors. The fuel was pretty old.
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COE delivered to Tulsa, Ok. A little help from a WWII aircraft carrier tug. Check the hail storm patina adjustment on the trucks finish.

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How cool is that, Rick!! Was the COE lying on its side, or was it a horizontal hailstorm?! :lol:
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The crosswind was from the North, wrong way, we were looking for tornados 🌪 after the hail stopped. On the way back a Tornado was also North of us in Sedgewick County. Kansas. 'Wichita area'.
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