[s-cars] Busted Clutch Actuation Rod

bill mahoney airbil at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 06:08:19 PST 2009

10-4 Aaron.
Remember to drain hydraulic fluid "before" removing the old MC and have a
lot ot rags and fluid catchers... or, ala Bob Pastore, have your cellphone
handy to have your wife bring them whilst you hold your finger in the dike.
Good luck.
Bill~no flood~M

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 11:57 PM, AaronT <atay101 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Bill
> Excellent idea but it looks like she broke it off flush with the clevis.
> Aaron - Dreaming of summer on the middle fork whilst ordering a new
> master.........Cylinder.
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Bill M <airbil at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Aaron clutched~
>> "Can the broken clevis on the clutch pedal really be accessed w/o
>> removing the clutch and brake pivot assembly?  Freds comment "access is
>> limited" is an understatement.
>> To those who have done this, is it worth it to remove the pivot assembly?
>> (Being 6'4 isn't helpful in this instance)
>> At least its pushing 35deg here in my snowy Idaho driveway!"
>> Aaron,
>> It's been a number of years since I did this, so as best as I can recall..
>> the clevis can be removed
>> without removing the whole assembly.
>> That said, it is an incredible S feat to do this upside down and backwards
>> on a cold snowy Idaho driveway.
>> IF you are lucky enough to have broken the threaded portion of the
>> threaded rod somewhere where you are left with some thread on both sides of
>> the break,
>> I would highly recommend trying to connect the two broken halves with a
>> "coupling nut"
>>  http://www.mcmaster.com/#threaded-rod-connectors/=inpuv
>> I'd say this is just as good and possibly better than a new MC... and way
>> easier.
>> HTH
>> Bill~one time uber rafter of the middle fork of the Salmon River~M

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