Re: Edson pedestal brake question
Here's an exploded drawing.. in all likelihood it vibrated out - (cotter pin gone?).. problem is now the pieces (brake leg(s)) may have fallen to the bottom of the pedestal tube... even if they didn't it'll be tough to realign all the bits blind.
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