Just wondering if anyone has a better idea for the bolt that rides on the handbrake cast cam. If you see in the photos my '23 Touring cast cam has a huge gouge from the adjustment bolt digging it in over the years. I ended up replacing the entire assembly with a good used one but wondered if anyone has a better solution to avoid this?
I put a straight edge across to help show how deep this is
Only thing I have done is brazen it up and grind it smooth
Oh my, that is quite worn.
I insert the bolt from the bottom of the clutch lever and that spreads out the pressure and the wear. Sure, there will still be wear, but it takes longer and an occasional dab of grease helps.
Yes, not the way the Ford manual instructs us, but then they never expected these cars to still be on the road after all of these years.
Flip the bolt upside down and round the corners of the head so it is a gentle curve--I used a grinder to do this. Grease liberally and often.
Bill is a faster typer than me, LOL.
Also forgot to mention I still keep the locknut on the top side
I don't think that is a cast cam. It looks like the later pressed steel ones. If it is the steel on it can be easily wire welded and ground back to close to original.
I used a carriage bolt up from the bottom. The rounded head works well.
Don't just pull the handle back, use the peddle to get neutral, then bring up the hand lever to hold neutral. That keeps the end of the bolt or the head if it is tuned over, from unnecessarily digging the cam.