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Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:13:48 pm »
The hole in my clutch pedal that the clutch rod goes into is elongated. (I'm not talking Clutch/Brake pedal shaft) I don't care much for the FORD plastic bushings. Is there a brass bushing a little larger but similar to the FORD door hinge that anyone has had success with that would work for this situation??

I guess I could weld it up but didn't know if there was a quicker better fix ?
 

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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 05:04:20 pm »
Dan,
IF your really creative and don't mind the modification, some guys drill out the hole and spot weld a roller pilot bushing from a 5.0 HO. This may also require a modification on the clutch rod end to fit. That said, I believe a Nissan pilot bushing is a bit smaller and will not require any alteration to the clutch rod.
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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 06:12:34 pm »
Dan,
IF your really creative and don't mind the modification, some guys drill out the hole and spot weld a roller pilot bushing from a 5.0 HO. This may also require a modification on the clutch rod end to fit. That said, I believe a Nissan pilot bushing is a bit smaller and will not require any alteration to the clutch rod.
I don't think I want that much modification the Nissan may work. I thought I would try a few Brass bushings
Something like 7/16 od 3/8 id or a 7/16 od 5/16 id Ill try a few out, just thought someone may have already done this

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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 05:39:41 am »
shifter bushing? keep it lubed?

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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 06:54:53 am »
I had the same problem with mine.
I decided to weld it shut and then used a mill to make a nice, square hole for the bushing.
I bought a new bushing from NPD, lubed it, and reassembled.
Smooth as butter.
I also replaced the rod with a NOS one. Beware, the reproductions are not the same shape and require some "tweaking" to work.

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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 01:23:18 pm »
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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2018, 05:19:25 pm »
Dan,
This is the kit you need…and its very inexpensive also!
--Scott.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sealed-Ball-Bearing-Clutch-Pedal-Shaft-Conversion-Kit/112303500704?hash=item1a25cf6da0:g:cEsAAOSw2gxYozNH
He's not working on the shaft.




Yes, I am aware of that. This kit will fix the 'slop' on the attachment bracket, and also on the pedal.
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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 09:45:15 am »
Scott,

you can buy completed pedal support assembly as well I think west coast cougar sells them.......thats so you can keep your original intact because its another unique part.


BTW you still in Springs or did you leave the treasured state?

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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2018, 10:17:18 am »
Joe,
Mustang Steve's kit will make your old worn out pedal assembly strong, sturdy and smooth as butter. So, its another option rather than purchasing a 'new' stock version with the same old plastic bushings.
Also, I moved to Texas, so Im out of Commifornia!
Hows everything going on your end…?
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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2018, 09:57:25 pm »
If you don't fix the elongated hole,  there will always be an annoying dead band in the linkage.

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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2018, 10:13:26 pm »
Scott

You left the 'moon beam' state....WCC sells a pedal assembly with the bearings just like Mustang steve. They use a OEM assembly correct for the 4 spd mustang and put in riveted sealed bearings. its good if you don't want to tear up your original cause these pedal assemblies are getting hard to find.   

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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2018, 06:59:26 pm »
The bearing kit looks good.

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Re: Clutch Pedal hole to rod Fix?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2018, 03:59:00 am »
I sent my pedal assembly to Mustang Steve, the rod hole was oblong out and the shaft hole had worn through the support on one side, and he installed his roller bearing kit and fixed the shaft hole, better then new, and had it done in about a week.  Well worth the money.