'66 gas pedal / accelerator pedal will not stay on ball studs, any ide - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 19, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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'66 gas pedal / accelerator pedal will not stay on ball studs, any ide

On my '66 I have tried 2 different pedals, I have tried using my original ball studs and now a brand new pair of studs. I can get it on but it keeps popping out after a short time. Any ideas on what I should do? I also went under the carpet and cut the padding away thinking that maybe I was not getting the pedal all the way down on the studs, any help would be appreciated.
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Re: '66 gas pedal / accelerator pedal will not stay on ball studs, any

Is it possible to drill the pedal holes deeper without going through?
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Re: '66 gas pedal / accelerator pedal will not stay on ball studs, any

I had that issue when I first acquired my Chevelle. I found out that despite thinking the pedal was down, I had to tap it with a rubber mallet and a block of wood to secure it over the ball studs. Sounds simple but might be something to look into.
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Re: '66 gas pedal / accelerator pedal will not stay on ball studs, any

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Is it possible to drill the pedal holes deeper without going through?
Won't help... The studs have a 'ball' at the end, and the pedals have a "socket" that should snap into those balls...

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...I had to tap it with a rubber mallet and a block of wood to secure it over the ball studs...
I also like the idea of using a mallet to try and seat the sockets onto the studs...


I wonder if a little judiciously applied heat and maybe a squeeze with some pliars might tighten up the "sockets" on the back of the pedal...

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