The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Stovebolt Supporter!
American Classic
Truck Parts


Fall is here!

Irwin A with a tip for engine swap

The last of the shows will soon be only digital pictures and fond memories. If you are getting your Bolt ready for some last cruises, or just thinking about putting her up for winter, be sure to check out what parts you need from American Classic Truck Parts. They still offer a 10% discount to Stovebolters.

Stovebolt On!

Stovebolt Site Search
Loading
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Some New
Some Vintage
Many in Production

Check for details!

Will be updating all year around!


Who's Online
3 registered (tomctomc, TGP, Jose.a909), 427 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
39,115 Registered Members
48 Forums
104,161 Topics
810,116 Posts

Most users ever online: 910 @ Sat Sep 10 2016 09:53 PM
Today's Birthdays
61apachepanel
Image Posting Policy
New Reply
Topic Options
#943413 - Wed May 15 2013 08:33 AM 55 2nd series brake pedal spring
Jungerfrosch Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Tue Aug 11 2009 09:06 PM
Posts: 195
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
_________________________
1946 Chevy OS 1.5ton, 1955 GMC 3100, along with other various IH,Ford,Nash,MGB,.....
Top
#943430 - Wed May 15 2013 10:17 AM Re: 55 2nd series brake pedal spring [Re: Jungerfrosch]
LONGBOX55 Offline
Master Gabster
Registered: Mon May 08 2006 12:00 PM
Posts: 9444
Loc: DANVILLE IL
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.
_________________________
Bill Burmeister
Top
#943459 - Wed May 15 2013 01:48 PM Re: 55 2nd series brake pedal spring [Re: Jungerfrosch]
Jungerfrosch Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Tue Aug 11 2009 09:06 PM
Posts: 195
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
_________________________
1946 Chevy OS 1.5ton, 1955 GMC 3100, along with other various IH,Ford,Nash,MGB,.....
Top

Moderator:  SWEET 

Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
#-->