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Old 02-04-2020, 08:22 AM   #1
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Default Clutch release shaft bushings...

Who has recently installed the two bushings, right and left, on the bell housing for the clutch release shaft and just where did you get them?

I tried installing some yesterday and they did not fit. Can not remember just where I got them but they were junk!

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Old 02-04-2020, 08:46 AM   #2
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I did mine a few months ago. Got them from Brattons and they fit fine.
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:09 AM   #3
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Yea Brattons for me too. Fit was fine.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: Clutch release shaft bushings...

I did mine a few weeks ago with a set of bushings from Snyders and they fit just fine.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:52 AM   #5
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Default Re: Clutch release shaft bushings...

Thanks Guys.

Mine must have come from Rick's...Remember that shister? Well...I know some of you do!

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Does it say Rick Pack on the bag??
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Old 02-04-2020, 12:19 PM   #7
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Does it say Rick Pack on the bag??
No...But have just leaned something...I had no idea that the 1928 bell housings holes for these bushings are smaller...no wonder they do not fit!

However...I am seeing just one size in Bert's, Brattons and Snyders,,,Am I missing something?

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Brattons sells the shaft but not the bushings?
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:45 PM   #9
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No, The early 28 has NO bushings..
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:53 PM   #10
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Default Re: Clutch release shaft bushings...

Clutch release shaft bushings are the same all Model A years. On the pedal shaft, the 1928 used no bushings in the pedals. 1929-31 used bushings in the pedals that are same as the clutch release shaft bushings. We all currently sell the same brand bushings and they work fine.
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Clutch release shaft bushings are the same all Model A years. On the pedal shaft, the 1928 used no bushings in the pedals. 1929-31 used bushings in the pedals that are same as the clutch release shaft bushings. We all currently sell the same brand bushings and they work fine.
Sorry Steve, that is fundamentally untrue. The pedal shaft is NOT the same diameter as the release shaft and nobody sells bushes for the pedal shaft nor the shaft itself for that matter. As I have said, the pedal shaft is 1" diameter, not 7/8" like the release shaft
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:29 PM   #12
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Default Re: Clutch release shaft bushings...

We are NOT talking about the Clutch and Brake Pedal Shaft A-7506...We are talking about the Clutch Release Shaft A-7510.

Synchro909...Yes, what Steve says is true, bushings are sold for the Clutch and Brake Pedal Shaft for 1929-1931 for the Clutch and Brake Pedals used on that shaft...However that shaft, when mated to the Bell housing has NO bushings there 1928-1931.

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No, The early 28 has NO bushings..
YES...The Early 1928 thru production Clutch Release Shaft for which the original post is all about has bushings! Where does it say it did not?

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We are NOT talking about the Clutch and Brake Pedal Shaft A-7506...We are talking about the Clutch Release Shaft A-7510.

Synchro909...Yes, what Steve says is true, bushings are sold for the Clutch and Brake Pedal Shaft for 1929-1931 for the Clutch and Brake Pedals used on that shaft...However that shaft, when mated to the Bell housing has NO bushings there 1928-1931.

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Without wanting to be confrontational, what you guys seem to have missed is that the pedal shaft is NOT the same size as the throwout shaft. The bushes you are referring to (A 7508) will NOT fit. The pedal shaft A 7506 is 7/8" diameter while our pedal shaft is 1" diameter and not available. Sure, those bushes will do the throwout shaft in the bell housing but not the pedals ut you are correct in so far as there are no bushes between the pedal shaft and the bell housing.
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Without wanting to be confrontational, what you guys seem to have missed is that the pedal shaft is NOT the same size as the throwout shaft. The bushes you are referring to (A 7508) will NOT fit. The pedal shaft A 7506 is 7/8" diameter while our pedal shaft is 1" diameter and not available. Sure, those bushes will do the throwout shaft in the bell housing but not the pedals ut you are correct in so far as there are no bushes between the pedal shaft and the bell housing.
I just did mine. both shafts are the same 1" and both shafts take / use the same bushings in the bellhouse and in the pedals.
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Pluck,


I built all the parts tree week ago. Came from Bratton's. No problem to mount.
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:05 PM   #17
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Default Re: Clutch release shaft bushings...

Found some bushings that work...had to do some reaming out but shaft fits like it is supposed to.

Now on to the next problem.

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I just did mine. both shafts are the same 1" and both shafts take / use the same bushings in the bellhouse and in the pedals.
Well, I bought a set a while ago. They did the throwout shaft but were waaay too small for the pedal shaft.
I just now measured a throwout fork and the ID of the eye was 22.3mm . That converts to 7/8" as I have said repeatedly and I know the pedal shaft is 1" - the same as the gudgeon pins. A larger shaft for the pedal on our cars makes sense when you consider that the brake pedal, which is the one likely to take the most pressure (in a panic stop) is right out at the opposite end of the shaft from where it is supported by the bell housing. They obviously found that a 7/8" shaft would bend.
Neither shaft nor bushes are available.
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Steve, I had found and purchased a Lempco adjustable reamer that is 18inches long and has the tapered aligning sleeves on it so you can get the two bushings reamed in alignment to each other. Otherwise you may have to ream them larger to get the shaft to turn easily in the bell housing.
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