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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


  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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