<VV> Throttle linkage retention
HiHal at adelphia.net
Wed Oct 12 13:34:49 EDT 2005
Sethracer at aol.com wrote:
>At the 83(?) convention in Syracuse, I drove a borrowed early model in the
>Autocross. I beat the owner because that stupid E-clip fell off the throttle
>linkage for both of us.
I keep a WordPerfect file of various technical problems and solutions
from VV postings resulting in a private supplement to the CORSA Tech
Guide. This an edited, composite of ideas that I add to and rewrite as
new ideas come along. Here is what I have saved on this topic.
> ACCELERATOR LINKAGE- "My gas pedal went to the floor on a busy
> highway." Many Corvairs have this commonly overlooked problem. 1st
> cause- a little E-clip where the accelerator pedal connects to the
> accelerator rod in the tunnel. There are several of these "E" clips in
> the linkage. Seth Emerson advises replacing the E-clip with a washer
> and a cotter pin. Hit it with a grinder, center punch it and drill
> through right in the E-clip slot. The pieces are sometimes hardened
> and must be heated and cooled to allow a drill to penetrate. Doing
> that, and replacing the rubber and plastic liners gives a responsive
> pedal and easy return without massive throttle springs. 2nd cause-
> Rusted out sheet metal under the LR passenger seat where a pivot is
> attached. Fix this with a metal patch welded in. The center of a LM
> air cleaner lid makes a good patch. Check that rubber grommets (in
> tunnel pan and at transmission bellcrank) are there in good shape.
> Brush, new grommet, and nylon bushing, and everything is ok.
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