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Old 08-05-2020, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Brake Pedal

The brake pedal doesn't come back even with the clutch pedal even with all the rods disconnected. It isn't this way in my sport coupe. This is a 29 Fordor. what am I missing or cant see.

I can't return it even with the clutch pedal, even by pulling back by hand with all the rods disconnected

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Old 08-05-2020, 03:44 PM   #2
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Check these to see condition.

https://www.brattons.com/31-spring-s...n-springs.html

And if good suggest installing one of these.

https://www.brattons.com/brake-pedal-return-spring.html
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Old 08-05-2020, 04:17 PM   #3
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Might pull the clutch inspection cover and check the status of the throwout bearing spring.
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Old 08-05-2020, 04:49 PM   #4
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At the base of the pedal forging there is probably wear. This wear can be built up with weld and dressed with a file .
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Old 08-05-2020, 06:02 PM   #5
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The brake pedal doesn't come back even with the clutch pedal even with all the rods disconnected. It isn't this way in my sport coupe. This is a 29 Fordor. what am I missing or cant see.

I can't return it even with the clutch pedal, even by pulling back by hand with all the rods disconnected

1. most of the time it is the clutch pedal which is too far back.

2. Most common cause is that this clutch collar is worn.

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https://modelastore.com/index.php?ro...roduct_id=3714

+Do not weld clutch pedal until you replace this collar.

3. Collar usually is softer steel than pedals so collar wears first.


NOTE depending on how much collar is worn ... you might have to readjust clutch free play.

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Old 08-05-2020, 06:43 PM   #6
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1. most of the time it is the clutch pedal which is too far back.

2. Most common cause is that this clutch collar is worn.

+Do not weld clutch pedal until you replace this collar.

3. Collar usually is softer steel than pedals so collar wears first.

https://modelastore.com/index.php?ro...roduct_id=3714

NOTE depending on how much collar is worn ... you might have to readjust clutch free play.
On my coupe both pedals arms are almost up against the floorboard on the underside, and just checked on another an it's the same way
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:55 PM   #7
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Default Re: Brake Pedal

I think Benson gave you the answer. Itís in the wear of the collar, most likely the clutch is to high. The collars are what control how far up the pedals travel.
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Old 08-05-2020, 09:30 PM   #8
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wrong info... removed

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Old 08-05-2020, 09:52 PM   #9
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1. If both pedals are the same distance from the floor board.

Then it is possible that someone bent the pedals for some reason.

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