Rear Brake Pedal Spindle

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Rear Brake Pedal Spindle

Postby Keith.owen » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:00 pm

Hi,
Has anyone removed the rear brake pedal spindle from a rigid frame? The frame is from a 1950 VH.

The spindle has a threaded portion extruding through the wheel side of the carrier (lug) on the frame. I have attempte to unscrew it (using stilsons so the old spindle is now wrecked) but it doesn't appear to be shifting - it only rotates.

Part of me thinks that maybe it is a tapered fit which is brought up tight with a nut (which would explain the threaded portion, perhaps) but I don't want to find out that I am wrong, the hard way!!!

Any advise anyone?

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Re: Rear Brake Pedal Spindle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:29 pm

Hi Keith,
It is not tapered, just streat in the hole and the nut to lock it.

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Postby Keith.owen » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:52 am

Hi Adrie,
Thanks for the advise.

So I can just drift out then?

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Postby dave.pitt » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:18 pm

Yep, you can just drift it out. But I'm puzzled why it's stuck... I have a '47 rigid and a '51 Anstey and neither were stuck like that...

Don't hit it too hard. The brake lug is pegged and brazed on (only), and it would/could bend. Extraction would be better, using something like a track rod end splitter.
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Postby Keith.owen » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:06 pm

Hi Dave,

In the end I twisted it with a stilson whilst tapping it gently with a lump hammer and it came free after about fifteen minutes of persistent and gentle persuation (as I inched it painful mm after the next). I can see no reason why it should have been so tight as there was no sign of rusting although it did score on the internal mating surfaces. Hmmm.

I did succeed indoing so without damaging the frame (which was my greates fear).

Cheers,

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