Yesterday a bunch of us changed the bands on my 27 Tudor. The install wasn't super smooth but we did get the bands all in with some labor. While making adjustments, we noticed that the reverse pedal is not returning to position after being engaged. I.e. If you push it down, it stays down. That's bad. Any ideas what that could be? I'm thinking we may have slightly bent the pedal rod on installation. Any other thoughts?
Not tightened up enough - did you install new springs also ?
We did install new springs. We tightened those springs tight. No avail.
When this happened to me recently on a brake band I discovered that the right end of the spring had gone into the slot of the band lug. I used a screw driver to compress the spring from the right side no then let it snap back and it centered.
Did the removable end of the bad ear slip off? In other words, is it still locked in place?
Mark, I'll have to check on that.
Jerry, I do not believe the ear slipped off. We had a bigger of a time with it, but when we got it on finally, it was on pretty good.
Are you using lip seals or O-rings? If so make sure they are oiled.
Turns out there was a small spur on the pedal shaft. Very small, but the clearance for these pedals is very very small. Once we sanded the spur down, issue went away.
Glad you found the problem, thanks for reporting back to provide closure.