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 Post subject: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:19 pm 
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so i just found out that my pedal box is cracked.. so thought i might post a picture and ask how long it might last? and see if its worth selling my car.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:33 pm 
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Not long by the look of that. Get it out as soon as you can and either repair and reinforce it or replace it with a strengthened pedal box.
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Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:26 pm 
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It only takes 20 mins to pull them out.
Most certainly not worth selling a car over.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:00 pm 
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Make sure the clutch isn't over adjusted either.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:04 am 
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am I seeing that right?? but to me it looks like the firewall cracking not the pedal box??
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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:44 am 
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your right troyman.. i should have stated it was the fire wall. is it hard to fix? cause i have a look who wants to swap cars with me
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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:02 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
am I seeing that right?? but to me it looks like the firewall cracking not the pedal box??



lol .... i was thinking the same thing .. but didnt say anything incase i was wrong :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:43 am 
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all good gents, so how long does it look like it will last? cause im not to keen on putting my foot thought the fire wall in traffic..
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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:13 am 
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all depends on "how" you want to fix it

do you have a mig welder?

one way is to put a plate around clutch cable pipe & weld them together [being VERY careful coz of material on inside of firewall]

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make up a plate to fit with a small section of tube [matching size AND angle] this is what i did a few years ago & just riveted it in [on outside] as couldn't be farrked removing everything to weld it in


also check ya mounting point for the clutch pedal just to be sure


also - how long will it last like that?? ... unknown BUT you will have problems changing gears which WILL get worse the more the "tear" tears ....
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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:17 am 
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i decided to cut out a bit of the firewall and have a look and i found this looks to be a bit of 2-3mm steel thats been welded.. but if i press the clutch in it still flexes so i dont think its sufficient.

so we had a thinnk of maybe putting some more steel. or would it be worth doing it on the inside and then bolting it in place?

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:25 am 
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i originally did it on the outside coz was easier ta get to ie didn't have to remove anything
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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:33 am 
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does yours look like that?

it actually doesn't flex it pulls inwards

this car confuses me!!
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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon clutch pedal box problem
Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:50 am 
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no it didn't look like that [was EA] so not sure on EL [?]


1st immpression is no - someone has repaired yours at some time??


this is how the EB of mine looks
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i made a bracket to fit inbetween the booster & the firewall join to the right [troyman/benj come to mind re making a bracket?]


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it actually doesn't flex it pulls inwards

this car confuses me!!


thats how it was designed to work ... if you look at the pic below

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looking at the pedal ... pushing on the pad makes the rod at the top move towards you pulling both cables [inner/outer] towards you as well, hence the firewall pulling inwards
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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:21 pm 
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did not ford actually have a part made that u could buy to fix this issue?

i would plate both the inside and outside of the firewall!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:39 pm 
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ford did, but I think they are no longer available.

 

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