Since I don't know the proper name for this "gizmo" I'll call it a throttle quadrant. Anyway, as you can see, it's pretty worn and the throttle handle won't stay in position when up. I'd welcome suggestions on a repair. Thanks
I WOULD USE A TRIANGULAR FILE...
The bottom of the lever also becomes flattened. I have built them up by adding a little bit of welding and filed to shape.
Look at the springs at the bottom of the steering column. They may have lost their strength over the years. You can also take a saw file and cut the notches deeper.
Thanks. All that makes sense to me. I like simple and I appreciate the help. Thanks
I second the file idea. It would all give definition to the individual lines/notches again. Tim
After you do the repairs, be sure to pull the spark and throttle lever up toward you when you advance and retard them so they won't wear like this.
Same goes for the brake handle. Squeeze the handle and don't let it make the ratchet sound.
LOL ... my late father use to love the "ping" his pocket watch made when he pushed the cover closed ... until one day it didn't close or make a sound.
Cost him about $100 for a goldsmith to build up the lip on the cover edge so that it would close again.
Thanks for all the good suggestions. I really enjoy and appreciate all the good help on the forum. This afternoon I began the process of taking the car apart, getting it ready for a paint job so I won't be messin' with the throttle and spark for a few weeks. I'll post a before and after when that's done.
never used one, but makes sense it would work.