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Old 04-10-2015, 08:12 AM
Rick Phillips Rick Phillips is offline
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Default 8' Chicago brake

I'm looking for a instruction manual on how to maintain and adjust a 8' Chicago brake.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:51 AM
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Default Brake Adjustment

Hi Rick,
I have a copy of the Dreis and Krump manual. It is not very helpful but good to have. Email me and I can get a copy to you. I can also help you with any technical questions you may regarding adjustments.

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Old 04-14-2015, 05:33 PM
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I also have a 1920s?? 8 ft chicago brake. Here is all the info I found on them...may be of some use.

I also have a Chicago operation instructions that go with the diagram ("untitled C. bmp") I provided in WORD format and two Chicago brochures that wont load onto this site. If you would like me to email them to you (there is some good info in them) contact me
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