I just noticed that the pedal is loose on my low speed shaft. It's a '26 TuDor. I'm losing about 3/4" travel at the top of the pedal. If this was tight, the pedal would be another 3/4" off the floor when the pedal is depressed. I don't know if the pin or the shaft is bad until it comes apart. The shaft and pin were replaced maybe 5 years ago when the engine and transmission were apart. The pin doesn't seem to move in the pedal boss. I don't want to remove the hogs head this summer, do you think I could tighten up the existing pin or replace it while on the shaft? My other choice is to wait until November when I can, at my ease, pull the hogs head.
The low speed pedal is also a bit loose in 24 Coupe.
The best way of course to fix it is by removing the transmission cover but I have seen some pics on the forum where the pin has been removed and a bolt added to tighten things up.
I replaced the pedal notch cam when I had the cover off a few years ago but after a while the pedal loosened a little on the shaft.
Maybe I didn't secure it enough.
I may drive out the pin and put a bolt in it as a few others have done it. We'll see.
Weld it on the outside, easy to cut loose the next time you have the hogs head off to do it right. KGB
Keith -- clever idea, where we're you a couple years ago when I had this problem?
Mike, whatever you do don't use a hardened steel split pin in that hole to try and snug things up. They can break in service and cause trouble. Voice of experience talking here.
Keith, I like that idea. There is plenty of room to grind a flat on the top and place a spot weld there and it can be ground off this winter when a replacement pin can be inserted.
Chris thanks for the heads up on the roll pin, It had crossed my mind.
Interestingly, today I am working on a low pedal. I got the notch off with effort and got the shaft out of the hogs head. I got the pin out of the pedal, but haven't been able to get the pedal loose. I took it to a neighbor who has a torch and tomorrow we will apply heat hopefully will get athe shaft loose. I have a new shaft to install with new cam and notch. I also want to weld up the hole where the clutch link goes through, and re drill and replace that link. Everything on this low pedal and link is loose except the pedal on the shaft.
Finally got mine off. Heating didn't help much. We sawed off the old shaft and then drilled it out and then were able to drive out the shell of the old shaft. Got the new one in and it is so tight it won't even need the pin, but I am going to install the pin anyway.
Norman, I have trouble getting a centre point for drilling out old bits of shaft. Now I deliberately get a bit off centre. I increase the zize of the drill each time until the shaft piece is just cut on the outside. Then it taps out easily. The same technique works on pedal shaft pins too, but here I leave the hole short of all the way through so there is something for the pin punch to push on.
Hope this helps,
Allan from down under.