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Clutch Shaft Attachment Question
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: October 09, 2019 10:05AM

For 65-66, I'm looking to understand how the clutch pedal mount on the right side (where the cable attaches) is mounted to the car. I can see that there is a bracket and a bolt. The bracket attached to the car does not appear to have bolts - is it spot welded?

Mine is loose. There is relative movement between the bracket and the body. The bolt is tight. I'm thinking that my car has a missing or broken spot weld...


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Re: Clutch Shaft Attachment Question
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: October 09, 2019 10:29AM

There is a bracket, with a (plastic?) spherical bearing in it that supports the end of the shaft.

I don't have a pic handy...

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Clutch Shaft Attachment Question
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: October 09, 2019 10:35AM

It is a 90 degree piece spot welded in two
places that hangs down and there is a nut
plate to attach the bearing/support on the
end of the shaft.

The CROWN car got weakened in that area
several years ago. I fabbed a flat piece
that was placed under the bracket and I also
did a larger rectangular piece that is on
the outside of the cowl area where the
torsion bars to help raise the lid meet in
the middle. I drilled matching holes
through both of the pieces and then the same
spacing through the underside of the dash
and sandwiched the weak stock area by the
larger pieces. It is absolutely sturdy now.
Oh, I used 1/8" thick for underside and
3/16" thick for the top piece. Tight fit
by the center of the cowl, I obviously had
to remove the front grill for access.

I painted the outer piece white to match
car/cowl and it is invisible to the eye.
I even painted the bolt heads. ggg

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/2019 10:38AM by steve c goodman.

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Re: Clutch Shaft Attachment Question
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: October 09, 2019 11:00AM

Thanks Steve. Probably I need to do the same. Probably need to seal the whole thing to avoid leaks too.

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Re: Clutch Shaft Attachment Question
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: October 09, 2019 11:14AM

Yes to sealing bolts through the cowl,
I used a bit of rope caulk around the
threads and washers on top plus around
the metal plate to cowl sheet metal.

I have heads of bolts on top because
it is easier to stick bolt downward
and then place washer/nut from underside.
Plus I painted the bolt heads and washers
before I assembled that one last time.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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