From:Barry Brown e-mail:oldmill@kingston.net
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: 27 Deluxe video Date:Sun Sep 6 08:06:07 2015
Response to:5936

Use American beer. It's the closest thing to water. LOL Bob & Doug MacKenzie
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I purchased the material on EBAY from a John Deer vendor. It's a black
rubberized, metal flake type of material. Probably not the best but it shipped
with the right dimensions and I was able to counterbore clean into it for the
rivets. I used the green type on the Prince and Got that from Walker. I liked
how it held up but had trouble counter boring it with all the metal weaving.
Hammering rivets into brake lining is my biggest weakness. I hope this brake
holds up but I'm prepared to change it out if need be. I have tested it by
rolling down the driveway and it grabs hard. I may need to have some beer on
hand if it starts smoking on me!

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Looks like you have done an excellent job there. What type of brake material
are you using? My local brake shop has provided a green woven type
impregnated with bits of brass and supposedly used for elevators. I am not
100% sure of it's merits or failings yet.

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Yes. I can imagine that. cheap beer comes in handy at times.

I couldn't find an original rear brake assembly for my 26 Deluxe so I
fabricated a heavy duty iron clad band assembly. Not original but it should
take a lot of abuse. 1/8" thick band with 3/16" thick ears. I tried to follow the
original design. stitched welded the ears. I will try to finish the engine this
winter. I can't wait to fire it up someday.

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Thanks for the compliment.
Yes , I recall , a very long time ago mind you, extinguishing a smoldering fire
on
my 2 cam rear band brake lining with beer. ( NOT Guinness)