Air brake chamber failure

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  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Ever see a cam tube crack all the way around, resulting in the can getting whipped around and smashing the diff filter off when the driver hit the brakes?
     
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    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    I had a car pull out in front of me once where I had to jump on the brakes HARD. Popped the mounting bolts right thru the can. That was on a Boydstun, it had those oddball 24/30 cans, too; they're always fun to find!
     
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  5. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    I had a failure kinda similar to that on a steer brake chamber. The spring inside eventually wore away the metal of the casing and made a hole. A piece of the spring was actually sticking through it.
     
  6. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    No! But not doubting it.
    From the different colors in the damaged holes it is apparent that did not just happen. Probably caught a gator or big rock in a pot hole or something. Then the damage grew from there. Not original but it is uncommon. Kind of like a deer antler destroying a tractor tire. Owner never heard of that and thought they were special. No just unfortunate.
     
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  7. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    Yep, most likely was mostly broken, but not pulled thru.

    I didn't even see it from the angle I do my pretrip. Saw it when I unhooked.
     
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    That was a fun roadside patch repair under an OD load to get it 10 minutes up the road to the shop lol.
     
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    Can only cage and replace halfback so many times before the front needs done too...
     
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    Telling your age a a bit. They were once common.
    That Twain guy once said something about learning from the mistakes of others. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I am slowly accepting the fact that after 37 years, I'm gradually being pushed into the Oldtimers Club.
     
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