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You can't add joints to the rod between the pedal and the bellcrank on the motor or it won't be able to push the linkage anymore. The pedal moves in an arc, and the original rod has the bend in it to accommodate that arc. My cab was severely settled in front enough that the brake and clutch pedals were rubbing, but the accelerator rod was not, because it was attached closely to the accelerator pedal, which is attached to the cab. The other end on the engine is far enough away that it didn't cause much movement at the toeboard and cause any wear. I'll post some info from my rod for Mike so he can get his rod back into the right shape.
[on edit] Here's a pic of my accelerator linkage rod with some dimensions that should get you close. I clamped the big end to my table and measured some critical points.
Last edited by klhansen; Thu Sep 01 2022 11:50 PM.
Kevin Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com] #2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up. First car '29 Ford Special Coupe Busting rust since the mid-60's
My 1955 is 67 years old and still has it's original linkage. I have no discernable play that would make me want to alter what I have. If I did have play, I would find out were it is and repair it back to original. I guess you can call it pride but there is something to be said about wanting to maintain a piece of history.
"Adding CFM to a truck will only help at engine speeds you don't want to use." "I found there was nothing to gain beyond 400 CFM."
This morning, I finally got a smoothly operating accelerator linkage working on my 53 truck. The curve in the top end (pedal end), does not even come close to the original, but it works fine. I think that part of my problem may be that I'm probably working with mismatched parts from "who knows what". I replaced the portion of the floor where the pedals and linkages go through too, although I tried to be very careful to locate all holes in their original locations. My brake, clutch, and starter pedals all line up fine, so I assume that the gas pedal hole is correct too. I have another pedal to bellcrank rod that is similar to the original except that it's a little longer, and it has a dog leg in the upper fat area. I'm going to re-shape it to match Kevin's picture and measurements. Then I'll try to see if I can make it work the way it was originally itended. For now, at least it's working.
Mike Burns 1940 Chev 1/2 ton 1953 Chev 1/2 ton 1953 Ford Victoria 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
Mike Burns I just get mine on the anvil,or clamp in the vise use a pipe over it,gotta watch for wind in it (will bind) some place there is a picture so you can see the curvature of about what it takes. Gotta go thru that felt about straight or it wont want to come back to idle like it should.