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Hydro Clutch linkage Q - pivot rod weld/bush

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    The rod that connects the clutch MC to the pedal is worn at the pedal side (small 1/2" pivot pin). Both the rod and the pivot are significantly worn. There appears to be no bushing present or in the design.

    I'm thinking of just welding some material to the rod and pivot and grinding to fit.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I don't see why that wouldn't work.

    I'm with you that there is no bushing there, just the stud, the hole in the rod, and the clip that holds the rod on the stud.

    Never seen/heard of one worn like you describe, sounds like a fluke.
     
  3. rcamacho

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    Well I finally got around to welding up some material on the clutch MC rod to compensate for the wear. It worked like a charm.

    Now one of these days I'll get around to the R&R/weld on the pedal pivot. I'm glad I picked up a welder after all... :)
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Any pic's? It's looking like I'll have to fab that rod up for my set-up as it's the only piece i don't have...:doah: :doah:

    Rene
     
  5. Cricket

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    Bronze bushings work well too but it depends on how deep the wear groove is.
     
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    bushed..

    I had a brake pedal that was sloppy on its pivot,on one truck I had..it had a thin plastic bushing that was spiral shaped,it was trashed..I found that a peice of 1/2"copper tubing fit good on the pin,and all I had to do was taper the tubing a bit on a grinding wheel,and I was able to tap it right in the pivot bracket with a hammer,using a 1/2" bolt as a driver..I thought of putting a grease fitting in it,but decided it was not worth it..I just greased it good before re-assembly..no more floppy,sqquueeaky brake pedal!..:D
     

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