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Old 10-06-2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

Has anyone had experiance with the new design brake pedal return spring from Snyder's?
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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Has anyone had experiance with the new design brake pedal return spring from Snyder's?
Hey Jack,
Yeah, I use this setup. Read the 'CROSS SHAFT' thread just above your thread now. That will give you some good info, IMO.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

Isn't that the same hook & spring set-up that they have always had?
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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Isn't that the same hook & spring set-up that they have always had?
Same one, I think might use one on my clutch, also.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:33 PM   #5
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Same one, I think might use one on my clutch, also.
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Why?
The clutch is already plenty hard to push down.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:22 PM   #6
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Why?
The clutch is already plenty hard to push down.
I know it is, Tom, But with my braces, I have to keep my left foot poised on the clutch & the extra spring "might" keep me from inadvertently keeping the T.O. bearing running!
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

It was a "new" item to me, and certainly was not the stock setup. I fought for half and hour and couldn't get ithooked to the motor mount, but that is just me.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

I had the same problem.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:31 PM   #9
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

I've had a version of it for a number of years, apparently of an earlier design, because it was not that difficult to hook the spring to the motor mount,
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:48 PM   #10
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

Use a long screwdriver to hook the spring on the motor mount. I fought it a bit, until I got a long screwdriver and slid the spring down to the end of the screwdriver. Went on in 10 seconds.

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Old 10-06-2014, 07:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

It looks just like the spring setup that has been offered by many suppliers for many years but isn't original equipment. If the service brake cross shaft and brake rods are setup correct, the pedal will always return and you will have brakes that you didn't know that you had. Setup is a major part of having really good brakes .
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:51 PM   #12
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

I use Model A2455ACC from MACīs. It is very useful
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:16 PM   #13
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Use a long screwdriver to hook the spring on the motor mount. I fought it a bit, until I got a long screwdriver and slid the spring down to the end of the screwdriver. Went on in 10 seconds.

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Steve, When I was young & STUPIDER, (More stupid?), I was doing a spring like a "gorilla" with my bare hands & all of a sudden I had 2 R/H THUMBNAILS Thet thing HURT for 57 DAYS!! & it's still crooked.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:41 AM   #14
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Smile Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

It is easy to hook to the frame if you put a stiff S hook on the end of the spring. It may not be original but it is better than a dead battery if your pedal doesn't always return quite far enough.

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Old 10-07-2014, 07:14 AM   #15
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

I put one on a few weeks ago, works great. Brake light no longer stays on.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:38 PM   #16
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

Put 1 on my 29 model A rat rod. Used brake spring pliers, went on easy.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:36 PM   #17
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

I used one and my light still stays on sometimes.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:45 PM   #18
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

Better to just fix your brakes properly and get the high quality brake light switch from A&L with the brass bushings and be done with it. JMO.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:38 PM   #19
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

If the slack is taken up in all of the service brake rods and the pedal rod so that the clevis pins will just enter the brake levers and brake pedal , the pedel will rise every time on its own. I'm sure the A&L brake light switch is good, the other repro switches usually don't work right out of the box .
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:45 PM   #20
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Default Re: Snyder's new brake pedal return spring

the return spring is a band aide fix to compensate for other issues
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