4/65 Handbrake Lever

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Majorman
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4/65 Handbrake Lever

Post by Majorman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:13 pm

OK I am getting old and forgetful and have a problem with my handbrake lever ratchet, the button no longer comes out and the ratchet does not hold.

From memory, the return spring for the lever button is under the button itself. Unscrew the button and replace the spring is what I remember, is this correct?


Kind Regards,
Brian

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Re: 4/65 Handbrake Lever

Post by diggerdeano » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:48 pm

hi if your hand brake button is stuck in it wont hold on its rachet . I built mine up with weld and reground it

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Re: 4/65 Handbrake Lever

Post by JohnM » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:03 am

Yes I spent time doing exactly the same before realising that a new ratchet for a 10/60 is about 8 quid ! having said that I think the 4/65 ratchet is quite a lot more expensive.

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Re: 4/65 Handbrake Lever

Post by Majorman » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:18 am

The ratchet itself is fine, if I pull the bitton up it holds, the button is free but has no spring pressure to lift it. I am pretty sure that if you unscrew the button there is a spring underneath it but it is many years ago that I had one apart. I am more used to Fordsons which have an external spring. Served my apprenticeship on Nuffields but that is nearly 60 years ago now. :o :o :o Where has time gone?
Kind Regards,
Brian

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Re: 4/65 Handbrake Lever

Post by diggerdeano » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:38 pm

hi yes unscrew the button the spring is under it watch the rod for twisting if the button is tight

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Re: 4/65 Handbrake Lever

Post by Majorman » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:42 am

Many thanks.
Kind Regards,
Brian

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