Thursday, April 13, 2017

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true

The pedal assembly came back yesterday and I'm very pleased with the result.  The later pedal bearing bracket has been cleaned, bushings replaced, zerk installed, painted...
Just above the heim link lever arm bend on the bearing bracket is where it was ground down to clear the lever.  The discussion with Scott leads me to believe that this might be the cause of the weird 'hang' issue that I was experiencing.
The bracket was ground down in the pocket to allow for better acceleration.

With the late pedal bracket - I can remove the pedal bracket mounted to the pan and I won't have to replace it on the new pans.

I'm looking to get this installed today and work on getting the brake pedal rod adjusted properly.  It would be nice to check this off the list.

After attempting to find a suitable replacement or the ability to fabricate something - I found a shop in California that fabricates custom parking brake cables, among other things.  I called them up and had a chat with one of the guys about what I'm trying to do.  He suggested that I send in a cable with the adapter pieces and they'd review and provide a quote.  I sent the box yesterday and will probably have an idea on cost next week.  I'm sure the original kit parts would work okay but I am trying to get away from less stable, low quality conversion parts.

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