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I haven't found this on the forum or in the FSM - so I assume I just ran out of flexibility / bravery at 1am and that this is super easy.

Am i correct that there is a single bolt that runs through this assembly? A 10mm nut on the left (clutch pedal) and a flat head screw thread on the right (brake pedal).

The whole thing spins if i wrench on the 10mm nut on the left, so this seems logical.

I lacked the yoga skills in the cramped space to get any counter force on the other side and break it free so I stopped to check if i'm missing anything.

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Yes.
I have one, completely removed, somewhere, if you need to see it.
 

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Yes.
I have one, completely removed, somewhere, if you need to see it.
Great - thanks for confirming that.

I gave it some thought and came up with using the side of a putty knife rather than a stubby screwdriver. That gave me the leverage to prevent the bolt just spinning and allowed the nut to break free. All out now!
 

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Great - thanks for confirming that.

I gave it some thought and came up with using the side of a putty knife rather than a stubby screwdriver. That gave me the leverage to prevent the bolt just spinning and allowed the nut to break free. All out now!
Could you or someone share some insight on how the heck you got the brake pedal off?
The bolt is to long to slide out past the brake peddle and will not slide any further to the left even after I removed the c-clip and washer.
What am I missing here?
clutch pedal and post bracket are removed and still nothing 😢 :mad:
 

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Could you or someone share some insight on how the heck you got the brake pedal off?
The bolt is to long to slide out past the brake peddle and will not slide any further to the left even after I removed the c-clip and washer.
What am I missing here?
clutch pedal and post bracket are removed and still nothing 😢 :mad:
As I recall, you need to remove the assembly from the car to get the brake pedal off.
 

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As I recall, you need to remove the assembly from the car to get the brake pedal off.
So I understand, do you mean remove the 4 bolts around (the bubble) that passes through from the brake boost rod channel?
I thought about that but it looks like it is glued to the fire wall or something.
 

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No - the nut on the left (clutch) comes off and you can slide the clutch pedal off. Then the brake and bulk of the connecting rod can come out from the right of the 'bubble'. The challenge is getting the nut off as the whole rod turns. I had to wedge the edge of a putty knife in the screw thread on the right of the brake pedal while putting a wrench on the nut on the clutch side. Fiddly but once you've broken the screw on the brake side free it's easy going.
 

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You need to pull the clip off the shaft, then it will slide out to the left.

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You need to pull the clip off the shaft, then it will slide out to the left.

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That's what I was hoping for, BUT the shaft steps down on the clutch side hints the sleeve that goes over that end of the shaft.
And wouldn't you know it ( my luck ) the openings in the (bubble) are smaller on the clutch side, thus the bolt stops as soon as the step up hits the opening
Notice in the pic below the right side of the bolt is the clutch side.
I played with that side hoping there was a sleeve in the ( bubble) but that was a no go the opening is just big enough for that smaller end of the bolt.
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And like everything else on this dang car ( someone's been in there) take a close look at the threads on the stinking bolt? :mad:
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OH you thought that was cringe worthy what the heck is this crap I have continued to ignore? until now:poop:
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And like everything else on this dang car ( someone's been in there) take a close look at the threads on the stinking bolt? :mad:
Ouch, that looks bad! Not much you can do here without a lathe. Either weld it over and re-cut the threads, or cut off the threads altogether and tap the bolt.

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I wanted to make sure that it wasn't the clutch cable that was adding to how stiff the clutch is and it seems to move freely so I got under the car after I looked at the FSM.
This is not even close to what the FSM shows for a 73 gt clutch cable to fork attachment
1st pic my blunder
And attached is the 73 fsm which is nothing like what I'm seeing
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I was really liking firstopel's suggestion of removing the entire assembly. Which would make this whole operation much more pleasant.
But I have no idea how one would get the plate detached?
I don't think I could get it off even with a hot knife that sucker is glued on tighter than anything I've ever seen
 

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Ouch, that looks bad! Not much you can do here without a lathe. Either weld it over and re-cut the threads, or cut off the threads altogether and tap the bolt.

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I have no ability to do any of that
Great, Now what?
 

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Call Opel GT Source and ask if they have one. Or reach out to the community for one.
The pedal assembly is usually a throwaway part when someone rips their parts car apart.

If I had a spare, I'd send it to you for free.
 
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I may have a lead on one,
Thank you First Opel
 
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