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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Gas pedal linkage - parts and installation Reply with quote

What is the correct way to connect these two pieces?

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Should I open the eye?

I looked at Hazetguy's photos, and he used a nut/bolt combo, but his accelerator cable did not look like mine, his had a flat end at the front.
His photos
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_search.php?search_keywords=Bus+Accelerator+Pedal+Pivot

(Those holes are pretty close to the edge eh?)
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does the parts list show?
http://oacdp.freeweb7.com/5867part/367.png
see parts in the diagram 81,82,83
clevis pin, washer, and cotter pin.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One solution:
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '61 has a cross pin there instead of the hook going through the L-bracket.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clara wrote:
What does the parts list show?
http://oacdp.freeweb7.com/5867part/367.png
see parts in the diagram 81,82,83
clevis pin, washer, and cotter pin.

I think 81/82/83 are for the center pivot point?
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Clara wrote:
What does the parts list show?
http://oacdp.freeweb7.com/5867part/367.png
see parts in the diagram 81,82,83
clevis pin, washer, and cotter pin.

I think 81/82/83 are for the center pivot point?

er... ya. Embarassed
It's been a long time since I've changed an accelerator cable.
(Watch out, now three will break in a week)
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That link never works for me...I wonder why? Hmmm....here's another way from a '67. I guess you older bus guys don't put it inside or they only stay on the outside of the little flap. I always add a washer to the pedal link 'cuz that little crush always wears away anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bus used to be setup like this until the bracket broke off!
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Now it's all better of course! I set it up like my 67.

My 67 was setup like the one EverettB posted.
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That link never works for me...I wonder why? Hmmm....here's another way from a '67. I guess you older bus guys don't put it inside or they only stay on the outside of the little flap. I always add a washer to the pedal link 'cuz that little crush always wears away anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You shouldn't have to open the eye unless it's been smashed shut. It's a tight fit and you must put it on the ell bracket before installing the bracket. The outermost hole is lower "geared" than the closer hole for foot-to-gofastness.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses.

BarryL, doesn't your mounting method limit "pedal to the floor" travel? (Pedal to the metal) so to speak.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry, I think why Clara's website don't work for you is because it has bandwith limitations being a free hosting site.
As soon as a post is made on the samba linking to the freeweb site, lots of people go looking at it, (probably big pictures) exceeding the bandwith limitations, then the site temporarily shuts off that page.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every Bus I have ever seen had the L-bracket on the outside of the U-shaped bracket on the frame. '67 could be different though, I never looked at a '67.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

d_ville wrote:
Thanks for the responses.

BarryL, doesn't your mounting method limit "pedal to the floor" travel? (Pedal to the metal) so to speak.


You got me worried so I went and looked and tried the gas pedal to see if it hits. Panic: no travel! Then I remembered the engine is removed temporarily so the pedal is already sitting on the metal and hence the picture like that. I've already given myself the Waldo Award so no making fun of me.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had mine setup like BarryL and then the J-shaped metal hanger that is welded on to the body broke! It was hooked up this way since before I owned it. It is still working but it is weaksauce.

I'm going to fix the hanger and put the L-shaped bracket on the outside like EverettB posted, my Truck and the others I've looked at recently have it on the outside.

My Kombi is a late 66.
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Factory Service manual shows the L-shaped bracket in the middle of the J-bracket, not on the outside as Ev has shown. Why the difference?
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrisflstf wrote:
My Factory Service manual shows the L-shaped bracket in the middle of the J-bracket, not on the outside as Ev has shown. Why the difference?

I always wondered that too. I know on one of my Buses I tried that and the U-shaped piece that connects to the pedal was totally crooked so it felt wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. Now I'm concerned. Is there a change in years when this got moved to the outside? The '67 Westy has that crookedness being mounted on the inside and I want to move it back before I put the pan back on. Was there a gas pedal link that was "s" shaped? Sheesh, before hitting "submit" I went and looked at my unrestored one-owner (before me) '67 Kombi and it has it on the outside. If nobody replies then I'm moving the Westy's to the outside. The Bentley shows it on the inside.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What purpose does the coiled wire (spring?) serve?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holds it on, there's a notch the closed end of the spring locks in.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
The Bentley shows it on the inside.


I think that says it all right there....unless someone can reason otherwise.
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