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JtownJoe 12-07-2012 07:44 PM

accelerator linkage

Is it possible to remove accelerator linkage assembly while engine is in the vehicle (30 Tudor). I have the head off & can't seem to find a way to remove assembly, no matter which way I try to take it out it hangs up on the firewall or the block/flywheel housing. Mine has developed slippage in it & I've lost some of the full travel on the carb side as compared to the pedal side.

Tom Wesenberg 12-07-2012 07:54 PM

Re: accelerator linkage

Did you remove the wood toe board? I've removed them before, but it was a long time ago, and I'm thinking I might have slipped it down and out through the toe board area.

Marco Tahtaras 12-07-2012 07:55 PM

Re: accelerator linkage

If I recall correctly you must remove the upper floor board, hold the throttle down fighting the spring, and tilt it back and under the bottom of the firewall.

wrndln 12-07-2012 08:10 PM

Re: accelerator linkage

Yes you can. Remove the angled floorboard first like the others mentioned. You can then remove the 2 large bolts through the linkage into the block. You may need to push the movable part around some to ease it out. I just did this a couple months ago. My car is a 28 coupe, but I think all model A's are much the same. Not all that hard.
Rusty Nelson

JtownJoe 12-07-2012 08:25 PM

Re: accelerator linkage

Yes I have the floor boards out & of course the two mounting bolts. I struggled for about 1/2 hour and now as long as i know it should be able to be removed I'll get her out eventually! Thanx for the insight, guys.

Tom Wesenberg 12-07-2012 08:55 PM

Re: accelerator linkage

Like Marco said, you need to hold the rod against the spring pressure. From your description it sounds like a pin sheared on the arm, so you may also need to reposition it to remove the assembly.

JtownJoe 12-08-2012 05:13 PM

Re: accelerator linkage

Thanx for the tips everyone. Got it off & found there was about 1/4" rotation play in the shaft from the pedal side to the carb. side. Someone has repaired the joint with a pop rived and it was too soft to hold the shaft to the outer cast bracket assembly & there was also a nasty bend in the shaft on the pedal side, just had to straighten it, drill it out & peen a new pin it it, should give me full movement & a more positive idle stop. Should have replaced the return spring but didn't think of it until I had reassembled it. It's hell to get old, forget too quickly now!!

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