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Old 01-26-2020, 07:18 PM   #1
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My pedal keeps leaning to the right. I can push it back to straight up and down, but it eventually leans back over. Is there a clamp under or on firewall that can be tightened to maintain the rod in proper position?
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:51 PM   #2
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Some pictures from my truck, hope this helps and may show something your missing or might be broken.
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:56 PM   #3
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Thanks. I failed to mention my 39 is a deluxe coupe
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:54 PM   #4
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There is a raised rubber receptacle with a small hole into which the accellerator rod fits. Use dish soap to slip into position. The the base of the pedal bolts to the floor. A new pedal will solve your problem.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:01 PM   #5
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There is a raised rubber receptacle with a small hole into which the accellerator rod fits. Use dish soap to slip into position. The the base of the pedal bolts to the floor. A new pedal will solve your problem.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1935-1947-F...%7CMake%3AFord
Thanks My pedal is locked on the rod. But rod has a lot of movement.
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Make sure the bolt is tight at the base and also check for play in the hinge at the base of the pedal.
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As said above, the hinge and attaching fastener keeps the pedal "square". The rod has pivots at each end and is not intended to hold it in place.
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Probably hinge at base of pedal that is worn
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:35 AM   #9
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Ok thanks, I’ll check hinge
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Ok thanks, Iíll check hinge

I think the hinge pin is usually the culprit.
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Guys, guys, guys... authentic (read: CORRECT) pedals have two ends bent over on the metal plate that is ultimately bolted to the floor board. When the pedal is fastened to the wooden floor board, the ends are driven in to the wood. Thus, the pedal can't rotate.
Repop pedals do not have this feature. Of course, it would be easy enough to modify a repop pedal.
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If possible please post a photo of an original pedal showing how it fastens to the floor.
I just can't recall how mine was before I replaced it.
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If possible please post a photo of an original pedal showing how it fastens to the floor.
I just can't recall how mine was before I replaced it.
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I don't have a photo of what you are seeking. There's a staked nut within the wood floor board. One bolt with lock washer goes through the pedal "hinge" and in to the staked nut. That holds the pedal TO the floor board. The two bent corners of the pedal "hinge" are what keeps the pedal from pivoting.
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