In Reply to: Re: ‘Emergency’ brakes on a NAA posted by TheOldHokie on October 18, 2017 at 08:30:32:
TOH: Copy that. There are ‘teeth’ on a piece located on the same ‘pin’ as the pawl. Am I correct that the movement of the pawl into the forward/horizontal position should cause these teeth to mesh with the fixed teeth located slightly forward (about .5”)?
The pawl moves freely. If it was a minute hand on a clock, it moves forward to about one o’clock, however it seems that it needs to move to closer to three o’clock in order to force the ‘moving’ teeth into the ‘fixed’ teeth.
The teeth adjacent to the pawl which are located on the same stem will not move as a previous owner has painted over them. I’ve used WD40 and a paint remover to attempt to free the teeth, however I have not reached a successful conclusion yet.
At the suggestion of another ntractorclub member I contacted Red Rock Manufacturing in Pella, Iowa and had a very good convesation. RRM sells an after-market emergency break for 9N , 2N, 8N, and NAA tractors, however the attachment point is the same as the brake pawl, therefore I’m at a standstill until I can resolve my initial issue.
It was suggested that I use a substance called PB Blaster (sic) over a period of time in order to loosen up the teeth on the stem with the brake pawl.
I’m a Buckeye by birth, and focused and persistent by raising. I’ll continue on until I suceed.