shook me up some. hope i didn't sound like a smart a** . thanks all for the GOOD advice
Not at all.
Just a side note . Most old tractors have brakes that can be used together or separate. Like on your bike in a pinch situation brakes can be an asset or your worst enemy. Old tractor brakes usually grab different side to side and if used hard going to fast or even slow can throw you sideways if pushed hard. Your brakes may be fine.
You may be able to adjust them.
I know you are no rookie and I hope not to sound like an old lecturer .