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Old 02-02-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

OK...I have to be crosseyed because I can not tell the difference between the Right and Left Camshaft Lever, A-2235 and A-2236.

I have a few and they all look the same to me...maybe they are I do not know.

The only markings on them is a "L" on some and "nothing" on the others.

I take it that the "L" stands for the LEFT lever and the ones that have no markings are for the RIGHT side.

Anybody?

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Old 02-02-2019, 09:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

Steve, look very carefully at the end the brake rod goes on and you can see a very slight angle to correspond with the angle of the rod. I just went through this recently and I had to look at one on another chassis to see the angle. I hope this helps.


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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

Yeah, if you put them on backwards and try to hook up the rods, it becomes evident real quick.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

The key way is different.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

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The key way is different.
There is no "key way" on these levers.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:20 AM   #6
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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

stick a drill bit through the hole, the angle will be easier to see
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:30 AM   #7
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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

Steve, these are from a 30-31 but I think the markings and angles would be the same if you lay them out on a table. See if these photos are any help.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:48 PM   #8
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Yes there are left and right levers but are typically not marked. I previously misstated.
Emergency levers are typically marked. I’ve done a gazillion of these but sometimes you have a brain fart!
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:12 PM   #9
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Left and right service brake levers are the same, it just depends how they are oriented with relation to the brake cam when installed on respective sides .

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Old 02-04-2019, 02:18 PM   #10
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D.j. You are correct. I know brakes in my sleep but had a brain fart for sure. Ever done that ?
Anyway, Thanks for your catch.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:36 PM   #11
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D.j. You are correct. I know brakes in my sleep but had a brain fart for sure. Ever done that ?
Anyway, Thanks for your catch.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:41 PM   #12
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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

I was thinking parking brake levers.
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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

Just maybe all of yours are left?
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Default Re: The Rear Brake Camshaft Lever...

Vince Falter has done a study on this with his access to the Benson archives at the Henry Ford in Dearborn. Check out his Ford Garage at http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/rear...haftlevers.htm

Too bad he's not allowed on the fordbarn especially with his extensive knowledge of Model A's.
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