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showbizkid
01-23-2007, 12:51 PM
I've been reconstructing my emergency brake system (the PO cut off the rear cables and completely removed the adjusting rod and equalizer), and had a hard time finding the clevis rod that attaches the adjusting arm to the bellcrank.

The manual specifies a 5/8" diameter rod, 1/2" long. I tried NAPA, all major autoparts chains, even went to a local fastener manufacturer - no joy. Turns out that 1/2" diameter is a more common size in cars; everyone I went to had the 5/8" rod in universal 2" lengths, and since this is a brake part, I didn't want to just cut off one of these.

Finally, an internet search turned up the fact that 5/8" clevis rods are common in marine applications. I still couldn't find a 1/2" long rod, but did find a 9/16".

Maybe this stuff is easier found in more agricultural parts of the country, but out here on the coast - good luck! :(

Here's the link for anyone who finds it useful:

http://mauriprosailing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=JOHCP518P&Category_Code=JOHSSCP



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Roscomacaw
01-23-2007, 01:33 PM
Of course, I AM in ag country here in central Calif., and I find them in WELL-stocked REAL hardware stores around here.
There's a nut 'n bolt warehouse not far from me that would have them and there's a hardware store in the neighboring town of Tulare that sports a fantastic array of things WELL BEYOND the spectrum of mere nuts, bolts 'n screws!;) I go there WITHOUT my wife, since she gets bored while I ceck out all the myriad bits 'n pieces they have in hundreds, maybe thousands, of drawers and bins![:p]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

showbizkid
01-23-2007, 01:49 PM
I'm envious, Bob! [:p]

All we got down here are Home Depots and Lowe's. Even True Value couldn't help me!

You could probably make some cash selling these on eBay to guys like me who can't find 'em locally [}:)]


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John Kirchhoff
01-23-2007, 04:50 PM
You know Mr. Biggs, I've also found that women have little interest in going to a good, exciting salvage yard, or "junk" yard as I'm used to calling them. I can't fathom why they'd rather try on shoes than fend off bugs, briars and rabid dogs in search of that special part you've coveted for all those years.........

Blue 15G
01-23-2007, 06:57 PM
And the hidden bees nests. Can't forget the bees nests! ;)[:0]

Anne F. Goodman
01-23-2007, 09:59 PM
WEll That's a treasure hunt that I love to go on. I'm like a kid in a candy store. Junk yards rock. But I guess I'm a rare bird. At least thats what I'm told.

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Gus 1958 Transtar
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Roscomacaw
01-23-2007, 10:35 PM
My wife's pretty adventurous about such things. Early on in our relationship, I convinced her to visit a yard with me on one foray. Trooper she is, she didn't complain that day. But the next time I invited her, she had "other things" to do.;)
That said, if I told her I just had to have her help in getting out something that I wanted at a local yard, she'd do it in a heartbeat. But just to go and browse like Annie here.... nah.[|)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe