I am trying to install a Rocky Mountain brake pedal in my 15.
I discovered it has an o-ring in there and the pedal won't go past the o-ring.
I think I might try a different size. I did grease it up a bit as well.
Losen up your brake pedal cam, that way the o-ring has room to move around when you are pushing the pedal shaft in. Worst case, remove the cam completely and then slide it onto the pedal shaft, then install o-ring, and put whole assembly into hogshead. Be sure to reinstall cam bolt and nut.
Ugh, I can't type today. Loosen* re-install*
Also, remember that if at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer. =D
I assume your O-ring is sandwiched between the brake pedal cam and the hogshead?
I had the same issue with mine, I removed the brake cam from the side of the hogshead, then slid the pedal through the cam, then slid the O-ring onto the pedal shaft, then slid the pedal/cam/O-ring assembly onto the hogshead and bolted the cam back down to the hogshead.
My car has a starter, so I also removed the Bendix cover and Bendix before hand to give more room to work.
Can I do this with the hogs head on the car? Remove the cam?
Yes, the bolt holding the cam on should be coming from inside the hogshead and the nut should be on the outside. You can get a socket or a wrench on the head of the bolt through the transmission cover door. Then just be careful with it so that you don't drop the bolt into the abyss. Would HIGHLY recommend stuffing a towel down in the side below the cam bolts so that if you drop something you don't turn a small project into giant headache.
Thanks guys will report later today how I make out.
Don't drop any thing in side, use plenty of rags. Just a reminder.
I second Bob's warning, I dropped a band spring inside of my transmission when I was installing my brake pedal and had to go fishing for it (successfully).
Don't forget to take the key out of the ignition switch. Plenty of guys on this forum know what I'm talking about.
Did you get it handled Chris? Status update please sir!
After discovering that a 26-27 Rocky Mountain pedal will not work on a 15 hogs head I fixed the o-ring problem by removing the cam and putting in a new o-ring, the old one was flat on one side.
I have the correct pedal on order and think a friend might have one I can borrow.
PS nothing was dropped in the trans while I was working, bonus.
I had no problem finding an o-ring, I inherited this kit from a friend's father when he passed away, not a week goes by that I don't use something from him.