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the brake lever pivot support before installing the small and large brake levers, making sure the end of the large brake lever is placed into the clevis on the brake cylinder. Place the wire insulation over a piece of .012 brass wire to form the slack adjuster and install between the brake levers. Form two brake rods from .012 brass wire and run them from each lever to a #80 hole drilled in each bolster, making sure the brake rods are parallel to the center sill.

Install the brake fulcrum on the B-end. The brake rod that runs from the brake cylinder to the brake fulcrum has a small piece of chain mounted on each end. Form the rod from .012 brass wire, 19' long, and mount a 12" long piece of chain on each end. Using .008 brass wire, install a small hook on the brake cylinder clevis and on the bolster end on the brake fulcrum. Secure the end of each chain over the small hooks and secure the rod to the bolster, making sure the

chain has a small loop on each end. Put a little CA on the chain to make sure the loops stay downward. Install the two brake rod supports per the kits instruction, but also install a third brake rod support on the cross bearer connector over the slack adjuster (see Photo 1). The car sides are symmetrical, and each side has two small holes and a larger hole. The small holes are used for the air release rods with only one hole actually being used

CR 585100. Renumbered with steel floor. Dayton, OH; August 31, 2004.

CR 585124. Renumbered with steel floor. Dayton, OH; August 31, 2004.

CR 585139. Renumbered with steel floor. Dayton, OH; August 31, 2004.

CR 608089. Renumbered with coil cradle for steel coil service. Dayton, OH; August 31, 2004.

CR 608670. Renumbered with coil cradle for steel coil service. Dayton, OH; August 31, 2004.

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