Windmill

Has anyone adjusted the brake on a windmill, the clutch seems fine, when I stop the press it will coast a couple inches from where I stopped it
Thanks.

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I don’t have any specific “Fix-It” info but have noticed
this sort of symptom when the weather is cold.

The clutch and brake are one thing; if it is properly adjusted, when the clutch goes off, the press will stop — quick. Making the adjustment was covered in a post on February 11, q.v.
Frank.

You are probably over-oiling that part of the press- I had that problem with my press.
here’s a solution http://www.briarpress.org/32848

can’t find the post for Feb 11, not sure what q.v. means, but adjusting the clutch does not seem to affect how the press stops, After studying the parts list it seems like T-1910 has two pads that push against the brake cone to stop the press, i believe that they are worn, i was able to insert four points of leads between the pads and it stopped right away, of course they would fall out immediately. Believe that they are worn on one side and turning them around might solve the problem, or replacing them.
Any opinions about this?

765nkp - click on Frank’s name, then scroll down his discussion list to Feb 11.

Thanks, did not know that

Conclusion:
Ater fifty some years, the two pads in the Start/stop arm
T-1910 (two pads) have worn causing the press to coast when stopped. Adjusting the clutch has no effect on stopping the press, when the arm is pulled out the pads press against the clutch disk causing it to press against the inside of the flywheel starting the press, when the press is stopped the other side of T-1910 presses against T-0402 causing the press to stop, there is no apparent adjustment for this.
I remove T-1910 and cleaned the steel shoes and then super glued a 2pt lead to the brake side of the steel shoe, this fixed the problem. I know the lead may not last long, at that point i will take a piece of steel rule and make a shoe to go around the brake side of the shoe.

I will check on mine for clearance, but, IF there is room, any good brake shop may be able to sell you an automotive brake pad. You don’t care what it is from, just thinnest available. watch out for lead dust.

Brass rule would be better, because that would avoid steel-against-steel.
Frank.

I agree with Frank on the steel idea. The hardened rule would wear the wheel. you want the CHEAP part to wear out. To expand on his point, I don’t Think steel on steel will stop well.

I agree also about the brass, but if you take a look at the two parts, that stop the press you will see that they both are steel, one male and one female, cone shaped