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gas pedal

Unread post by joust1 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:51 pm

I can't find anyone in Sacramento to press my gas pedal onto the rod assembly. And I don't think just the nut will do it.
any ideas would be welcome.

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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by bbodie52 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:51 pm

I have never worked with performing this procedure, but the attached Corvair Assembly Manual section shows the assembly of the gas pedal and linkage on page 10. Hopefully this will help with what you are trying to accomplish.
1965 Corvair Assembly Manual - CARBURETOR & FUEL SYSTEM.pdf
1965 Corvair Assembly Manual - CARBURETOR & FUEL SYSTEM
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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by joust1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:25 am

Thank you Brad,

i have the manual.Just no way of pressing pedal on .

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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by cnicol » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:30 am

The pedal should just slide on to the shaft with maybe minor tap-tap-tap. Then it's secured with the nut. Maybe your's is rusty?
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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by joust1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:07 am

Cnicol ,
Thank you
pedal goes on till spline, and bolts . After driving pedal drops closer to the floor board.Not fully grabbing the spline .
Manual says press on seems to be tight till i drive it .

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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by cnicol » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:17 am

I suspect the splines on the pedal or shaft are damaged from the slipping. If it were me, I would place the rod & bracket in a vice with the shaft pointing up. I'd cut a piece of material (wood, metal, half-pipe) to bridge the gap between the two pedal "blades"; this spacer would keep the blades properly spaced during installation. Place the pedal onto the shaft and align splines. Install spacer between blades. Place a socket on top so it's over the shaft and sitting on the pedal's blade. Tap the socket with a hammer to fully seat the pedal on the splines. Remove spacer block. Sound about right?
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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by joust1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:32 am

That sounds like a good plan . I ordered a pedal from clark's and their pedal didn't have splines just on shaft. Should pedal have splines?


Thank you for the input Cnicol

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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by cnicol » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:49 am

I recall seeing splines and "D" shafts on cars I've worked on (Corvair and others) but I'm not really sure. Without splines, how else could it drive the shaft?
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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by joust1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:08 am

i believe that's why it has to be press on .Not sure

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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by 64powerglide » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:05 am

If I were you I would give Clark's a call buy I think it's just like lug bolts, they just make the grooves when tightened down. Kinda hard to press it on and have the correct position, you just line things up & tighten the nut.
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Unread post by joust1 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:21 pm

Thank you for the ideas.Ended up tapping it with a socket and tighting the bolt.
Seem to have worked.

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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by terribleted » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:24 pm

I have tack welded worn ones.
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Re: gas pedal

Unread post by wbabst » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:25 pm

I am glad that you were able to get yours on, the process though is fairly simple you make a spacer to fit between to two tabs on the pedal. Place the pedal in the correct orientation on the shaft and press it on to the splines. The spacer is there to prevent bending the two tabs. Clark's sells the nylon bushings as part of a kit for all of the throttle linkage.
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