The rod rotates in the bushings; the bushings don't move. A local club
member poured some urethane around the bushings for my car to replace
the old rubber.
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar
On 5/19/19 4:20 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Well, I?ve not got one of those things in my car. But, I?ve been working
> on linkage issues and taking the ?slop? out of the Heath Robinson
> contraption that one calls the accelerator linkage. The bush in the
> P-clip on the pedal rod (inside the car) was 100% knackered as was the
> one where the rod emerged into the engine compartment. The parts book
> showed felt pads and God know what but mine just had bronze bushes
> sitting in a crumbling mess of tarry old rubber. I?d guess that the rods
> didn?t rotate in the bushes but that the bushes moved in the crumbled
> mess. ie a lot of ?slop?. You could have a look at that.
> I doubt that?s your answer but could be a contributing factor.
> Replacing the bronze and mess with the new nylon/rubber bushes did make
> a difference.
> Good luck anyhow.
> *From:*Healeys <email@example.com> *On Behalf Of *Dr C A Rubino
> *Sent:* 19 May 2019 19:38
> *To:* healeylist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> *Subject:* [Healeys] accelerator
> Recently the the relay shaft nylon bracket broke (old age) replaced it
> with a new one. Relatively easy.
> Today went to start the car and revs go all the way to 4000 immediately
> and no playing with the accelerator pedal makes a difference. Looking in
> the engine compartment all linkage parts seem to be OK and functional.
> Any ideas?
> BN_4 with HD8 carbs
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