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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 02:30 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 03:08 pm:

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


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Govoni on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 03:40 pm:

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?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 03:44 pm:

Roger, aren't those the pins for the spring retainers?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Saggese on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 04:05 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 04:07 pm:

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.

Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 04:11 pm:

Tim, they're the same. Works at both places :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 06:03 pm:

What ? Can't you use a finish nail and clip off excess and peen ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 06:22 pm:

Sure Rich, anything that works is fine :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 09:58 pm:

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.
Norm


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