If you have ever wanted to lube the brake and clutch pedal shaft this is what I did to make it easier.
This is a proven method, I did it to my TR6 and it works great. And only takes a few minutes to do.
This photo shows the tools required:
- Center punch, because starting a drill on a round surface is not very easy
- 1/8" drill to drill through the pedal tube
- 1/8" center drill for the chamfer
- Attachment for the grease gun
This is easier if the pedal box is not in the car but can be done with it in also, I did the TR6 when it was in the car.
A couple things to watch out for:
- Make sure the holes are made where they can be accessed with the grease attachment.
- When using the center drill be careful to not tip it while drilling, the points on center drills break but don't bend.
- If doing this while the parts are assembled, do not move the pedals because that might break the drills.
- Always wear eye safety, and a full face shield would be recommended if doing this while the assembly is in the car and working under the dash.
One more thing, only make the chamfer deep enough that the point of the grease attachment makes contact. If it's too deep, the point will prevent making a seal for the grease to flow properly.