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    Luke Skywalker
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    Sloppy SU linkage and DIY bellcrank repair?

    Having read the thread on the common high idle problem resulting in having to kick down the accelerator pedal in order to lower the idle I decides to inspect the linkage and do some of the fixes that people recommended. I noticed that there was a lot of slop in the V shaped bell crank hole(#85 in Moss diagram) where the bell crank pivot(NLA) goes. Rather than pay the $35 for a new bell
    crank I wondered if it would be possible to fill the hole with "JB Weld" and redrill the hole to fit the pivot pin better? Anyone done this?

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    Re: Sloppy SU linkage and DIY bellcrank repair?

    I haven't done it but I think you'd be better off if you can find someone to weld the hole up a bit for you and redrill - JB Weld is great but I don't think it will hold up with moving parts.
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    Re: Sloppy SU linkage and DIY bellcrank repair?

    Karl,
    +1 with Randy. I would guess JB Weld would last a few months of driving and then you are back to where you were.
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    Re: Sloppy SU linkage and DIY bellcrank repair?

    I've not got much faith in JBWeld either but it might hold up long enough to tell if this is really the problem. Somebody might have a decent bell crank if it is. I don't think much of the linkage was ever very tight.
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    Re: Sloppy SU linkage and DIY bellcrank repair?

    One alternative is the Ratco mod.to the linkage.

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    Re: Sloppy SU linkage and DIY bellcrank repair?

    DSCN0486.jpgWhy not make a new one. Here's a picture of the setup I made for my HS2's. all I used was a hacksaw a file a drill and a vise.
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    Re: Sloppy SU linkage and DIY bellcrank repair?

    Alternately you could add some braze to the hole then ream it out to size.

    David

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