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#943413 - Wed May 15 2013 08:33 AM 55 2nd series brake pedal spring
Jungerfrosch Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 11 2009 09:06 PM
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Loc: Milford, VA
I have a 1955 2nd series 1/2 ton GMC. Somewhere along the way my brake pedal return spring went awol. I ordered one from American Classics...but I can't see how it is possibly correct.

I've read that the spring goes from the pedal to the master cylinder box....the spring I got is WAY too long to attach there. So either the spring is wrong or I have no idea where to attach the other end.

Could someone please send me a picture of a stock set up. Where exactly the spring attaches and a good picture of the spring itself would be great. I know I could find a random spring at a hardware store that may well work, but I want to know what is original and need proof if I am to try and get my money back. I have a 55 shop manual, but it only has one illustration and does not show the entire spring, just the pedal side.

Tad


Edited by Jungerfrosch (Wed May 15 2013 08:34 AM)
Edit Reason: forgot specific truck info
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#943430 - Wed May 15 2013 10:17 AM Re: 55 2nd series brake pedal spring [Re: Jungerfrosch]
LONGBOX55 Offline
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I'm not sure which manual you're using ('55 Chevrolet perhaps?), but here's the manual page from the '55-'59 GMC Maintenance Manual http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/gmc/5559mm/5559mm173.html
It shows how the spring mounts better than the Chevrolet manual does.
I'll see if I can get a good pic of the spring on my Chevrolet, there is a possibility they might have sent you the clutch pedal spring, which is similar, but longer.
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#943459 - Wed May 15 2013 01:48 PM Re: 55 2nd series brake pedal spring [Re: Jungerfrosch]
Jungerfrosch Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 11 2009 09:06 PM
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Loc: Milford, VA
The manual I have is for 1955 Chevrolet and GMC...but I guess it is a Canadian version and 1955 only...if that matters.

The link you sent shows it well. Thank you.

I ordered a clutch pedal spring too and they sent a "regular" looking spring for the clutch. I'm thinking that it is right though....haven't tried it yet though.

I'll have to give them a call tomorrow and see what they say. The picture in the manual is enough for me to be 100% it is wrong.Perhaps they sent one from the first series by accident?

Tad
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