no pictures of the original pedal, but the paint was worn
and it was rusted from years of driving that simply took it's
shaft showing in the engine compartment looked rusty as well.
So here we
are back from the powder coating and they came out great.
did a nice job and this should last longer than the original.
interested, this color is officially called "Black Chrome"
and is readily available in standard form from any of the major
If I had
known about this earlier, my chassis parts would be in this
paint or powder coat this part, it's very important to not get
down in the area that goes over the splines on the end of the
This area should not have
heavy paint or powder coat either. I cleaned the
splines and sprayed a very light coat of clear enamel on to prevent
two collars that I picked up at a local MSC before Art sent me
his new kit.
I did get the bolt/nut/washer coated as well because these tend
to get rusty quickly.
collars are supplied by Art and are made from aluminum.
pre-drilled and fit with the set screws. I just had them powder
coated them in yellow.
kit will be the two (2) aluminum collars, the two (2) different
sleeves, the nylon flat washer and the cotter pin for the end of
MSC collars are nice, they don't quite fit over the powder
so it's a good thing that Art came along with these aluminum
the collar in place and how it holds the longer of the two nylon
in place. The trick here is to put the shaft in place with
the bushing loose and
facing towards the drivers feet. A deep well socket over
the shaft and behind
the flange of the bushing allows it to be tapped into place
easily for a tight fit.
length of the shaft makes for a really tight fit inside the
cockpit if you
drive the bushing into the firewall first. There isn't
room for the proper angle
to get the shaft up into position and through the bushing with
it in the firewall.
to see with all of my plumbing, but the shaft lever and locking
nut are visible below the Ratco bracket to the left of the
of the design, these hold the flange of the right side shorter
in place. The flat washer and cotter pin are on the
passenger inside, up behind
the rear of the glove box. The carpet will need to be
moved to see them clearly.
supplied by Arthur saves running around to get matching parts
will fit the holes in the firewall on each side and fit over the
pedal shaft snugly.
modification, along with the Ratco Linkage Kit, will take all of
movement out of the TR6 throttle mechanism at once and for a
long time ahead.
I have an
installation page for the Ratco kit on my site below and even
it depicts the installation for my triple carbs, Tony designed
the kit for the stock twins.
There have been many attempts to replace the miserable factory
that are so hard to install and Art is the first to come up with
a kit with everything.
similar set of instructions with the engine out and good
Bob Danielson (aka BobbyD) and his great TR6 web site -
Art Lipp Throttle Bushing Installation
final resolution for binding linkages -
line store (Ratco) -
Roadtronics Automotive Technology Company, Inc.
contact - Art Lipp