How do the spark and throttle rod levers (not the hand levers) fasten to the control rods on the steering column assembly on a 23 Runabout? The vendors don't list a pin or anything.
Well, the levers are riveted to the spark and throttle rods with pins that are available from the vendors: https://www.modeltford.com/item/3529.aspx
So when you put in the new ones do you remove the steering column and tap the pin in while bracing on the other side? Or do they sit in the hole?
Roger, aren't those the pins for the spring retainers?
Those are split pins for the small levers. Ford used a solid pin, peened over on both sides to fasten the levers. You can get small steel dowels at a hardware store and rivet them in.
Tim, the pins can be used either for the springs or for the little levers. They're a little too long for the springs but, fit the levers just fine.
Tim, they're the same. Works at both places
What ? Can't you use a finish nail and clip off excess and peen ?
Sure Rich, anything that works is fine
You should remove the steering column. The spark lever will need to be removed by taking out the pin. Then you can remove the lower bracket from the column (The pitman arm must be removed to get the lower bracket off) Then you can take out the pin from the throttle lever and slide it all the way off. Install the new levers in reverse order. You will need something to back up the pin as you peen one end of it and then the other to keep the pin in place.