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Close Call

Finished getting the 80D ready for first car show of the 2015 season.
As usual after setting the spark and choke , a few turns of the starter, the engine started and I was ready to go. Thanks to many experiences in logging and driving logging roads I tested the brakes. No big deal, except I live on a hill overlooking the Cascade Mountains and a long way down. Thankfully the 80 D has a very good hand brake and all was well.
The problem was a left front brake line. I had not put the right twist in the line when I installed new brakes and the line rubbed against the tire when I made a right turn. Good lesson for any 80D owners or any Diamond T trucks, check clearance of brake lines from frame to wheel cylinder for clearance in left or right turns.

Ira & Oksana Hagins

HI! Born in Viola Kansas, Raised on farm. Served in Army , Corps of Engineers, Vietnam. Disabled Vet. Worked over seas many years. Settled in North West Washington and had my own shop rebuilding Logging and Construction machinery 20 years. Married Retired

2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Thanks for the advice ol’ mate , cheers bud .

  2. Reply

    That is a great piece of information for all of us! Glad you are safe and sound WatchmanII .

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