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Old 01-11-2020, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default brake pedal return spring mounting

My fairly new to me '31 Tudor brake pedal does not return to the full off brake position such that the rear brake lamps stay lit unless I pull the pedal up with my foot while driving. I replaced the spring with a new one where the original one was mounted but no difference.

My car has the Float-A-Motor engine mounts and the spring is currently mounted between the brake pedal arm and the lower mount stud for the Float-A-Motor mounts. It doesn't pull the pedal off in a straight line now and I suspect that is part of the problem.

My car also has the mid-eighties F-150 Ford 4 speed trans if that matters.

So, my basic question is there advice on where to hook the brake pedal return spring to the trans/chassis etc of the car?

Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:55 PM   #2
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Do all your brake rods have proper return springs mounted correctly?
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:34 PM   #3
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Gary, I would hope so but have not looked into that yet as was not aware that could be an underlying cause.
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Old 01-12-2020, 01:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: brake pedal return spring mounting

I had the same problem after I installed float a motor mounts in my 30 Victoria. I made a small bracket out of 1/8 flat stock, drilled 2 holes in it, one for the bolt that goes thru the float mount, the other, a small one, to attach the return to. Works great!
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:24 AM   #5
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Did the exact same thing on my 30 coupe, works great, no lingering stop lights.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:18 AM   #6
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Two sets of return springs are already part of the system as originally designed. 1. return springs on the brake shoes and 2. what Gary said, the anti-rattlers on the brake rods which are often installed wrong as in reversed which works against the return action.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:07 AM   #7
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Snyders has an after market brake pedal return spring that hooks onto the brake pedal and to the square hole in the rear motor mount (A-2455ACC @ $5.50. Installs very quickly. Note that it does increase the braking pressure. Ed
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