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Pedal shafts

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:33 pm
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Opened that pretty Ford marked envelope with the shaft inside, slid the pedal on the shaft only to find a very loose fit. The new shaft is .62375. The old shaft is .62575. That 2 thousands sure messed up my day. I’d post a picture, but I’m not that smart.

Re: Pedal shafts

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:48 am
by Henry K. Lee
And I thought I was the only one with bad luck! Sorry to hear Bob.


Re: Pedal shafts

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:46 pm
by Scott_Conger

I'll bet that ultimately, you'll want to go with an oversize shaft and ream the hog's head. If you are replacing a shaft, it is because it's worn...the hog's head will be, too. I just finished a job with an oversized shaft...I believe they are made from 16mm rod (.6299). I turned down the pedal area to fit the old pedal and turned down the notch area to fit a new notch. I also found the holes (for the shaft and the notch) to be too close to each other to allow full sweep of the pedal forward to fully engage low band. I had to plug hole and redrill. FWIW.

The good news is these shafts can be bought for less than I can buy the steel for...bad news is they are not always what you want right out of the bag. It would be nice if the shaft had all that machining already done...but that would raise the price of the shaft. That savings is masked at purchase and revealed when the owner finds he must alter his pedal and notch to fit the shaft. What you save on the inexpensive shaft is lost back in modification of all other parts. I found it much easier to modify the shaft and now know that will likely be the case for the forseeable future.

best of luck with your project