throttle arm problems

willys1985

Bigger Hammer
Nov 24, 2015
32
long island
First Name
matthew
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Hello all! quick question the arm that connects to the back of my gas pedal is rubbing on the right side of the firewall pretty bad. Making for a horrible squeaking sound. is their any way to align the arm. should I bent it or just purchase a new one? if so does anyone know I site that what has this arm or should I invest in a whole new linkage set?
 

Tom1956

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All-Star
Dec 20, 2011
1,962
Flushing Michigan
First Name
Tom
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
  2. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1955
  2. 1957
Oh heck Mathew, I would say just bend it, you wont be out anything. If that don't work, well, keep your eyes open for one. Any ways, who's to say it's not bent right now?
 

Mohawk

Bigger Hammer
Mar 1, 2015
38
Richmond, VA
First Name
Tim
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
There's no reason why you shouldn't bend it to make it work better. Mine has a rubber bushing/seal that holds it in the center of the firewall hole. You may want to find one of these or make one. It helps keep out engine fumes too.
 

duke94

Well Oiled
Sep 17, 2014
1,376
Ann Arbor, MI
First Name
Gary
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1957
Like everything else on these trucks, engineering on the linkage is pretty weak. I added a second return spring at the carb because if the linkage comes apart (and there's lots of parts to it) it goes wide open. Not a good thing.
 

willys1985

Bigger Hammer
Nov 24, 2015
32
long island
First Name
matthew
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Thanks for all the replies! Mohawk is the bushing a willys part or something you found at a hardware store and mocked up?
 

Tom1956

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Dec 20, 2011
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Flushing Michigan
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Tom
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
  2. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1955
  2. 1957
Thanks for all the replies! Mohawk is the bushing a willys part or something you found at a hardware store and mocked up?

I went ahead and used a few pieces of an old inner tube cut into a nice circle with an small hole punched in the center of it and glued down. Work pretty good, allowed everything to move easily and kept the fumes out.
 

banman

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Dec 10, 2012
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Ft. Collins, Colorado/ Galloway, OH...
First Name
David
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Like Tom said--bend to fit...

I will add--take a look at your body mounts--mine for example are pretty shot--I mean my fender shouldn't be riding on the frame right?
My point is, as the body sags on the mounts the alignment of all the pedals and linkages will be thrown off... Worth your checking and knowing--a lot easier to bend the linkage and then re-adjust the threaded connection at the carb. If you have to bend it a lot I would recommend putting it in a vice and heating it with a torch to a dull red. A plumbers propane bottle torch will give enough heat for this--you need anything fancy--that will greatly reduce the stress on bending the rod.
 

Mohawk

Bigger Hammer
Mar 1, 2015
38
Richmond, VA
First Name
Tim
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Thanks for all the replies! Mohawk is the bushing a willys part or something you found at a hardware store and mocked up?
They came on my truck. I would guess they are factory parts.
 
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