[TR] Accelerator Shaft Bearing/Bushing

Jeff Scarbrough fishplate at charter.net
Thu Jan 31 20:56:13 MST 2008

At 06:11 PM 1/31/2008, Bob Danielson wrote:

>  I've heard horror stories about installing these nylon shaft bearings #19
>(http://tinyurl.com/yvq8qf) so I was very pleased when they went in without
>too much trouble. The problem now is getting the accelerator shaft back
>through them as there isn't enough room in the driver's foot well to
>accommodate the length of the shaft. Before I start tearing things apart,
>does removing the interior carpeted panel free up room or do I have to
>remove the bearing from the car, slide it over the shaft and work it back on
>to the car once the shaft is in place?


I did this earlier this year in my '75, it took the better part of a 
summer day.  The first bushing took about 45 minutes to fit into the 
hole, the second one seemed to take a week!

Once I got the bushings in, I was able to find a way to install the 
shaft.  I can't recall exactly how, though I could probably do it 
again if I had to.  I didn't remove any carpet, though I wished the 
other pedals weren't in the way.  I did manage to finagle it into 
place, though, after a while.  I thought putting the shaft in was 
easier than putting the bushings in.  But perhaps mine hadn't worn so 
far that the holes in the body were enlarged...

Jeff Scarbrough      75 TR6 x 1, 76 1500 x 2, 78 1500 x 1, 80 1500 x 0.5
Athens, Georgia         #354 

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