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Clutch Pedal Return Spring

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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 14:57   #1

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Default Clutch Pedal Return Spring

I posted up this question as part of a cable replacement thread recently, but I need to ask again as I'm completely foxed. This is a 1969 1800S.
I cannot work out where the small hook end of the return spring locates.
I've attached a pic. Obviously the larger hook sits behind the pedal shaft and the other end I presume must be pulled round and down and hook in somewhere. I thought it would be the same as the brake pedal and hook on the bottom edge of the pedal box, but the hook is facing the wrong way. There just seems nowhere to insert it.
If anyone would care to take a photo of theirs or can give me precise description I'd be very grateful. It's driving me potty. If only I'd take a photo first...
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 17:49   #2
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Here is picture of subject Spring in situ in an ES...I expect substantially similar to your S...I see Pedal end is behind Pedal Arm to return it, and other end is behind a Rod which extends through the Pedal box...

...I don't see that Rod in your Pedal Box, but if you rotate the spring through its range of travel, making preload, it may become obvious where that end will be held...or it may just catch whatever comes into its path.

Good Hunting!

EDIT: I take it that I look at your pictures again, particularly in the second picture, I see that Rod also...I'd simply hook the Pedal end, and bring it down to hook on the back of Pedal...I expect the other end will then come around to catch and be held by that Rod...

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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 22:07   #3

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Thanks Ron. That's interesting and good news. That does seem the natural place for it but I questioned whether there would be sufficient tension on the spring for a proper pedal return there. So the hook part is irrelevant really as it doesn't hook into anything but rests behind the upper pedal stop rod.
Much appreciated feedback Ron and if you took that photo especially then thank you again. I will try this and report back.
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