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Pierre
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From: France
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 04-30-2002 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone who delt with installing this spring under the dash knows the pain of it So here is a silly trick that I have used: stuck 40 thick washers between the spirals of the springs to make it long enough and pulled them out once the spring is in

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 04-30-2002 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I wrestled that spring on ONCE before discovering that the 'stop' for the pedal is removable.

With this removed (one bolt I believe) the pedal will release all the way back to the point where the spring will literally fall off.

Been there, done that.

Good Luck!

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Pierre
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posted 04-30-2002 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoops I guess I missed something, was it a 67-68 stang ?

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 04-30-2002 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine is a 66... It might be worth a look.

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
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Moneymaker
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posted 04-30-2002 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only 40?

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ccode67
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posted 05-06-2002 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That spring was a real pain in my A**.
I did something similar, threaded some course screws into the spring and then just backed them out one at a time.
67/68 stop is NOT removable, I sure wish it had been.

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68stang351
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From: Savoy TX, USA
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posted 05-06-2002 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Instead of replacing that one, what I did was replace the one under the hood that mounts to the firewall with a HUGE, tough one. It was easier, and the pedal still feels right.

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ccode67
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From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-07-2002 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68stang351:
Instead of replacing that one, what I did was replace the one under the hood that mounts to the firewall with a HUGE, tough one. It was easier, and the pedal still feels right.

The spring under the dash is NOT a return spring, it is a pedal assist spring, after the first inch of movement it cams over and helps pull the pedal to the floor.

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