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Re: pedal bushings, now clevis pins

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Subject: Re: pedal bushings, now clevis pins
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 12:41:21 -0700
Well, you could always stack a few washers under the cotter pin to take 
up the slack, just so it works right now. My pins match but both seem a 
bit loose, I put a flat washer on each end (one under the head and one 
under the cotter pin) and still have 1/16" end play. The pedal return 
springs do a good job of keeping them from feeling wobbly.

Nina Barton had this to say:

>Thanks Lawrie for that great tip!!!  I'll have to bake you cookies
>sometime, which is how I usually repay favors.  One more question, since
>I'm really confused with these clevis pins I have.  Bought 2, got 2
>different sizes.  One fit great, the little hole for the pin was right on
>the other side of the pedal and master cylinder pushrod.  The second was
>too short, the hole didn't make it out the other side of all the things it
>had to go through.  Got a third,the hole for the pin is about 1/4 inch away
>from the pushrod and pedal after it is fully inserted.  I wonder if this
>1/4" of play is acceptable, as it seems it would make the clutch wobbly as
>I depress and let up on the pedal.  Haven't driven the car for about a week
>and would like to take it out for a run tomorrow, but I may be stymied yet
>again.  Thanks,  Nina
>P.S.  This is what happens when one of your local buddies moves to Redding
>and the other one goes to Australia and Europe for six months!!  I'll have
>to rely on this great list.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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