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69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

Can anyone show me a pic as to where the brake pedal spring goes???.. and are they available from the repop parts places,, or can I get one from autozone??.. Mine is gone and I have no clue as to where it goes..or if there is a special bracket needed,, please help.. Thanks,,

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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

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I think the spring is only available from repro houses.
That said, if you find a pic you might be able to make a universal one work.

The brake pedal returns spring in only used on manual brake cars, not needed or used on power brake cars.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 10, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

Thanks,, I'm just not sure where and to what the spring attaches too.. there is holes in the pedal do they go there? {I presume} and which hole in the housing??..there are two holes......

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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

Search this site, you should find a pic.
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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

Will try to find you a pic, but will also try to describe.

There is a small dia hole in the top of the bracket the pedals mount to, and the spring end anchors there. Then there is a thin, teardrop shaped metal piece (like an oblong washer with two holes, one hole the size of the clevis pin and one small hole for the other end of the spring) that fits under the clevis end of the M/C rod, and the pin that attaches the clevis to the pedal arm also goes through this special "washer".

As noted, only used on manual brake cars.

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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

Here's the clip. As far as I know unavailable aftermarket. It's convex and spring steel.
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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

So why is it not used on a power brake car. I changed my car from manual to power brake and reused the spring.

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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

Because a power brake system itself returns the pedal and maintains the pedal's position. A manual pedal would just flop in the wind without the return spring keeping it against the rubber stop. Power brake cars do no use the stop either.
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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

Glad Scott had the pic of the clip.

On my 69, the anchor end of the spring was in the hole to the right in this pic, the one that has the stamped "nipple" around it.



And you can see the original stop/bumper bracket was broken off this unit and replaced with some rigged setup.

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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

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Because a power brake system itself returns the pedal and maintains the pedal's position. A manual pedal would just flop in the wind without the return spring keeping it against the rubber stop. Power brake cars do no use the stop either.

I have been using mine for the last 15 years with no issues. Spring and rubber bumper for the brake pedal still installed.

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You would not have an issue, it's just not required.
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Re: 69 Brake Pedal Spring help help

Could i just hook the spring into the hole in the pedal,, or will it hit the brake light switch, I'll have to look to see if this will work or not.. does the clip, {Bolt} into the hole in the pedal,, I'm still not sure exactly where this clip goes and how it's fastened.. sorry,, I can be a bit dense sometimes..

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I think the spring is only available from repro houses.
That said, if you find a pic you might be able to make a universal one work.
The brake pedal returns spring in only used on manual brake cars, not needed or used on power brake cars.
Could i just hook the spring into the hole in the pedal,, or will it hit the brake light switch, I'll have to look to see if this will work or not.. does the clip, {Bolt} into the hole in the pedal,, I'm still not sure exactly where this clip goes and how it's fastened.. sorry,, I can be a bit dense sometimes.. ... Oh.. SHi-tttt guys,, I'm sooo sorry,, I just reread this thread, Mine is going to BE a "Power Disc Brake" setup.. I was thinking automatic tranny power brake did'nt need the spring and both manual or power brake for a 4 speed standard car needed the spring,, so sorry for the mix up.. Like I said,, I AM Pretty DENSE Sometimes... ... you guys are such a great help.. thanks so much.............................................. .................................................. .................................................. ......... {{{Quote}}}The brake pedal return spring is {ONLY} used on {MANUAL} brake cars, not needed or used on power brake cars.[quote]

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