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Username Post: Clutch pedal sticking        (Topic#355608)
dtwbcs 
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03-14-19 04:11 AM - Post#2762041    

1960 Bel Air clutch pedal not returning from floor.
Don't know why it is sticking to the floor and not returning. Is it the over limit spring worn?? Is there a spring that I can buy?Called Ecklars but they don't have one.

Any advice?

Danny
1960 BelAir 4dr sedan, original 235engine,3/4cam(Patricks '),848head,Clifford intake&Fenton headers,Wayne valve&side cover,BeeHiveOil filter,Langdon's HEI set-up,3spd MANUAL OD trans,


 
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03-14-19 04:24 PM - Post#2762089    
    In response to dtwbcs

Try adjusting the clutch so it engages lower. If that doesn’t work, make the engagement higher. These things are fussy , so do the adjustments in small increments.

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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dtwbcs 
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03-15-19 04:41 AM - Post#2762117    
    In response to DonSSDD

That's not going to stop the pedal from getting stuck on the floor.

-I need a solution to stop this-

Danny
1960 BelAir 4dr sedan, original 235engine,3/4cam(Patricks '),848head,Clifford intake&Fenton headers,Wayne valve&side cover,BeeHiveOil filter,Langdon's HEI set-up,3spd MANUAL OD trans,


 
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03-15-19 06:37 AM - Post#2762126    
    In response to dtwbcs

  • dtwbcs Said:
That's not going to stop the pedal from getting stuck on the floor.

-I need a solution to stop this-



Have you inspected the pedal, push rods (upper and lower), the z bar, fork, etc, for damage/obstruction/bindin g?

Does the disc separate from the flywheel when clutch is depressed?

The clutch diaphragm 'spring' provides the force to hold the clutch disc to the flywheel. It also does the heavy lifting for returning the pedal. The 'other' (there're two on my '63, a '60 may be a little different) springs do mostly anti-rattle duty.

Pete



 
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03-15-19 07:36 AM - Post#2762134    
    In response to dtwbcs

  • dtwbcs Said:
That's not going to stop the pedal from getting stuck on the floor.

-I need a solution to stop this-


Try it, it worked for me on my 59.

The big over center spring under the dash on the 59 and 60 is usually the cause of this, That spring relduces leg pressure when you have the pedal to the floor, they did away with it in 61, I always wondered if you could remove it and let the pressure plate do the work as with later years.

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dtwbcs 
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03-16-19 04:32 AM - Post#2762205    
    In response to DonSSDD

I think I will try a stronger clutch return spring first.Replaced the z bar awhile ago.took it to one shop and he welded a bolt underneath the pedal.Took to another shop and that guy cut off the bolt and adjusted the clutch pedal;which only lasted a short while.

Danny
1960 BelAir 4dr sedan, original 235engine,3/4cam(Patricks '),848head,Clifford intake&Fenton headers,Wayne valve&side cover,BeeHiveOil filter,Langdon's HEI set-up,3spd MANUAL OD trans,


 
dtwbcs 
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03-17-19 06:55 AM - Post#2762289    
    In response to dtwbcs

I put a stronger return spring.Definitely helped.

THANKS

Danny
1960 BelAir 4dr sedan, original 235engine,3/4cam(Patricks '),848head,Clifford intake&Fenton headers,Wayne valve&side cover,BeeHiveOil filter,Langdon's HEI set-up,3spd MANUAL OD trans,


 
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