Accelerator woes?

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:17 pm

ken newbold wrote:Is the pedal over to the right, more than it should be?

If so you'll probably find a crack in the pedal box running vertical near the accelerator.

I've seen these welded in situ as a temporary repair.
Sorry to ressurect such an old post,but guess who's pedal is over to the right and flapping about lika a flappy thing :roll: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Post by mountainmanUK » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:46 pm

Bloody Hell, Dean!

There was a full BX Pedal box went on t'Bay only last week!!!!
IIRC it went for a tenner.

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Post by jeremy » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:00 pm

I may have posted this before but can't be bothered to read back.

I repaired the pedal on mine in situ in the dark without welding. I made up a small section of 1 inch angle - with a hole to support the pedal and bolted it in place using the 2 existing bolts in that area of the pedal box. A little bit of careful marking and I suppose the job took me 1 1/2 hours about 7 1/2 years ago and its still in place.

Much easier than clearing everything out of the way to weld it, or for that matter the huge amount of dismantling needed to change the pedal box. I seem to remember burrowing under the carpet having disconnected it from the sill.

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:18 pm

mountainmanUK wrote:Bloody Hell, Dean!

There was a full BX Pedal box went on t'Bay only last week!!!!
IIRC it went for a tenner.
Just my luck mate.I'm off to ye olde welding shoppe in the morning and will also have a think about Jeremy's idea.Will let you know when it's sorted
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:05 pm

I'll ask round, see if there's one available. :)

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:08 pm

ken newbold wrote:I'll ask round, see if there's one available. :)
Cheers Ken.It may have to be a bodge job for now to keep me going,then a permanent fix later
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Post by Terry Brooks » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:13 pm

Eyup Dean,did it get worse on t' ruad home :cry: .......if tha wants 'and wi 'it termorra gerrit dahn 'ere an wi'll sort it on mah drive ......tha can use my bx ter fetch any bits tha wants for t' tempery bodge.
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:16 pm

Thanks fer't offer Tel,but am guin up't welders in't mornin.If av eny problems,al githy a shart
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Post by Terry Brooks » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:23 pm

Gimme a call on me mobile if tha wants 'and ......ah'll be tinkerin wi t' bikes up at t' lock-up termorra ............I've pm'd you my mobile number.
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:05 am

Now tack welded until I get a new box or this one welded properly
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Post by st gilles » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:30 am

Is there a downloadable translator available within the forum for 'northernspeak'.lol :D :D :D
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Post by RichardW » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:22 pm

When I had this trouble on mine, I removed the pedal and drilled a hole in the end of the pivot shaft, which I then 'tapped' with a self tap screw. Then made up a bracket to reach from the end of the pedal pivot to the bulkhead. Screwed the bracket to the bulkhead and the pedal pivot, and voila no more throttle problems. This takes the sideways load off the pedal box and hence the crack doesn't get any worse. Lasted 35k miles until I sold it...
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Post by cavmad » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:29 pm

I've got one here somewhere Dean, perfect order and your's for the asking.
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Post by jeremy » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:41 pm

On mine it was only the flange that supported the pedal which had partially broken away - this is of course a long way away from the important bit supporting the brake and clutch pedals and beyond the securing bolts anyway - so I don't think it materially affects the strength of the pedal box

I'd have thought a tack welded repair would probably out live the car anyway. Should it fail all that's likely to happen is that you gradually loose full throttle travel again.

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:01 pm

st gilles wrote:Is there a downloadable translator available within the forum for 'northernspeak'.lol :D :D :D
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