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    pedal return / tension spring

    sandyvan
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    Post by sandyvan Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:14 pm

    Does anybody have a part number for a return spring for the accelerator pedal?  Mine snapped and I haven't found one searching AutoZone and O'Reilly, etc...

    Wouldn't mind replacing the brake pedal spring while I'm at it.

    I bought a spring at the hardware store and rigged it up, but it is way too stiff. Just try different gauges until I find one I like?
    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:54 pm

    ,,,,just seen a whole bunch of springs at Home Depot,,,,,,,,by the hinges,,,,
    sandyvan
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    Post by sandyvan Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:56 pm

    Yep. They had a ton of options at True Value also, just no exact fits. I'll have to try a few others, get the right feel.
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    Post by donivan65 Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:08 pm

    Seems to me you got other problems if you are having a spring problem,,,,,,the linkages have bushings and the pedal should work real easy if you disconnect the rod from it,,,,,,the bushings in the pedal should be greased,,,,,,,




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    sandyvan
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    Post by sandyvan Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:00 am

    donivan65 wrote:Seems to me you got other problems if you are having a spring problem,,,,,,the linkages have bushings and the pedal should work real easy if you disconnect the rod from it,,,,,,the bushings in the pedal should be greased,,,,,,,




    pedal return / tension spring Repair49

    OK I will check that out, but the pedal was not sticky or catching before. I had the spring off and on a couple of times when I was swapping the carb, it was just old and brittle I think (47 years!), it snapped right at the bend that attaches to the pedal mechanism, not at the body. Luckily I was just heading out from my house (to Home Depot ironically) when it broke off so I just parked it back in the drive.
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    Post by ChevyVanMan1 Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:47 am

    Have had good luck with the assorted springs the big box auto stores sell in the "Help" section. Usually have 4 or 5 springs in the big or small sizes. Have not found anything stock. I found brass bushing that fit my assembly at the local ACE Hardware store. Derust, paint, white lithium grease, new springs and about 5 hours later I was good to go. Happy motoring!
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    Post by sandyvan Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:03 am

    Bought a couple of others, this one is pretty much a perfect fit and tension, True Value....

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