Pedal cams

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Pedal cams
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman Miller on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 06:12 pm:

I'm replaceing the pedal cams that bolt on the Hogshead BUT the actual pedals are wore just as much. Can one weld it up and file it smooth? Anything else?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Money - Braidwood, IL on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 07:14 pm:

Yes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 09:12 pm:

I just bend the pedals. Much easier and solves the problem.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 10:44 pm:

I beg to differ with Tom's response. The distance from the stop to the end of travel is fixed. If the cam is worn, it does not start activating until the worn travel is taken up. At some point the wear is too much, and then you must build up the worn surfaces (or find better parts).
But, that's just my opinion!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 11:36 pm:

Never seen it David. Been bending pedals to good effect for 40 odd years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Money - Braidwood, IL on Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 06:57 am:

Tom, do you bend in the car or remove them first? What is the proper place to stop bending at? Thanks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie on Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 08:15 am:

I think it is best to bend them out of the car, although I have bent plenty in the car. I use heat and bend them as close to the bottom of the pedal as I can. I bend them until they "look" right when they are in their forward but disengaged position. This is the position that they will naturally retract to. The reverse pedal rarely needs bent, the low and brake, almost always.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman Miller on Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 09:15 am:

Would MIG welding or brazing be better? Will heat affect there strength?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Anthonie Boer on Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 09:52 am:

David D ; You are right about the wear on the pedal Cams. You have to build up the worn surfaces .As soon as you touch the pedals they have to go side ways . That give you that the bands are as loose as possible in neutral .
Toon


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Pearson on Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 02:27 pm:

After discussing these issues with Tom following a low drum failure due to improper adjustment, I bent my pedals low and brake as he suggested before final assembly and pedal adjustment. Then following the adjustment and set up process as per the Ford manual I now have a very smooth and easy to operate transmission. I will apply this technique also on my project car without reservation.


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