Accelerator Linkage Fail

Goldbug

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Im trying to install a m accelerator linkage and the pieces won’t reach each other?

My ‘78 forty came with a rather sketchy throttle linkage put in by the PO. It finally bit the dust, left me and the kids stranded, but eventually got home and resolved to Fix It Right!

I got a pedal and full linkage from fellow New Englander @cruiserland, then set about install. Managed to destroy the adjustable accelerator rod and got a quick replacement from @ToyotaMatt. Thank you!

But now the real fail: the gas pedal seems to stick out too far and too low? I’ve been searching pics of other pedals for hours. Some seem very similar, some not at all.

Before I try bending the pedal upward to reach the adjustable rod am I missing something???

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Thanks Byron, perhaps a good re-bend is the way to go. This one does seem bent the same as mine though. Here Could there be many different versions? I would think no?
Interestingly enough I am going through the almost same situation. PO bent the linkage to use with a cable…. Cruisercorps has a used sale going on- but I think you’ll be set with a little mapgas torch and some careful manipulation to get that 90 bend

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GatorPlater

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That is an FJ55 pedal on a 2F FJ40 firewall bracket. If you heat it up with a torch you can get the 90 degree bend you need.
The difference in the 2 pedals is that angle, about 75 degrees on the 55 pedal, 90 on the FJ40 pedal.
 

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Thanks @GatorPlater, I was debating trying to elongate the linkage rod by getting another threaded rod and a coupling nut/ferrule. But bending would seem more straightforward.
 

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