I just had mine apart the other day. I didn't think to measure it,
but the little "brake shoe" pin was a loose fit in the hole and about
3/8" long. It had a little chamfer around the end that runs on the
eccentric bushing. I think somebody had replaced the spring with a
piece of ballpoint pen spring.
--- In southbendlathe@y..., "lurchix" <lurch@t...> wrote:
On my 9-inch headstock, ca. 1937, there is a hole, covered up by theshaft,
1/4" diameter with a spring in it. I'm figuring there's a brassThanks.