Clutch pedal bushings???

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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by jkxr4ti » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:13 pm

Take a look at these 2 or something else from mcmaster carr...



These are an inch size nylon but i think you could make it work with a little sanding.
http://www.amazonsupply.com/bunting-bea ... 1380646071

http://www.mcmaster.com/#6389k234/=oqyig2

This one is a metric bronze unit but you might need to turn down the OD some and cut it shorter.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#6659k32/=oqyg7a

Dorman also has some universal parts that might work:

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp ... hing+pedal

Let us know how you make out.
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by nzwinrz » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:37 pm

Those are very good sources, except the last resembles the Fox body part I got from Ford. I'll see about getting some to try. Leaning more toward something harder than the nylon like bronze.

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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by James Wieler » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:06 am

Did anybody find a source. I found this one from McMasterCarr
http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-flang ... gs/=p9piar

or part#6294K227

It's 3/8" long but it can me trimmed down I'm sure.
what do people think?
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by nzwinrz » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:29 am

There are some on that site that would most likely work. I was sort of impatient to get back on the road(been a yr, and now the first with YB power). I got a kit from OPMD that included 4 bushing, spacers as well as Clutch Quadrant assembly(see pics), not a bad price for OEM replacement kit. Took out a lot of play, I still wish to try something tighter later on.

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Stock oem setup..

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After install new bushing and spacer that replaces loader spring..

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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by FocusSVT » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:51 am

Is the kit you got from OPMD this?

http://opmd.com/main.cfm?tpl=product.cfm&pid=932

What does the loader spring do?
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by nzwinrz » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:57 am

Yes that's the kit, best I can tell the spring keeps the brake pedal to one side, and you push to left to remove the clip. But the spacer eliminates the need, the clip will go in without a problem, and pedal doesn't move.

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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by timxr8 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:35 pm

I would definitely buy a set of bronze bushings.
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by Rob'Z » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:25 pm

If you guys still want something machined let me know.

Try to make up your minds before 1/26/14, that's when my son is due and I don't or see a whole lot of free time after that. ;)
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by James Wieler » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:20 pm

Is there something about the bushings in the OPMD kit that I'm missing? The originals lasted 25 years.
thanks
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by Mike McCreight » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:13 pm

Exactly.
Thanks, James.
Same goes for the ratchet and pawl mechanism. Replace it, and forget it.
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by James Wieler » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:48 am

OK, good to be on the same page. The Godfrey adjuster is a sweet piece but it's $150 vs $25 for the OPMD kit and it comes with all the bushings….come on
cheers
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by nzwinrz » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:40 am

Sorry but I miss read that, :roll: I thought you were saying that his kit had the bushings.

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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by nzwinrz » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:59 pm

Do you have a pedal box to work from? If not I could send you my old brake pedal set up.
Rob'Z wrote:If you guys still want something machined let me know.

Try to make up your minds before 1/26/14, that's when my son is due and I don't or see a whole lot of free time after that. ;)
My original goal was to locate replacement bushing, with that done, I'd like to go farther and work on tighten up the whole assembly. With harder less clearance bushing. I'm using a AP Racing pressure plate with 6pad Alcon disc, the pressure plate is uprated for higher torque(330lb/ft) . I am seeing flexing in the pedal box that I would like to eliminate short of going hydraulic system.

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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by CV12Steve » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:03 pm

What you're looking to do requires beefing up the pedal box/firewall.
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Re: Clutch pedal bushings???

Post by nzwinrz » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:38 pm

CV12Steve wrote:What you're looking to do requires beefing up the pedal box/firewall.
Don't really have any issues with the firewall. Upon installing the bushing I came to realize the clutch pedal is a add-on. Brake box which has a top, two sides and cross bar that ties it together rather good, then the clutch pedal is hug on the end and bolted to it. I'm looking at boxing the clutch in, so to not flex as much. If you put your head down under dash and watch as the clutch cable is loaded(especially with HD pressure plate) you'll can see how it flexes toward firewall.
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