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Allan G
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#807319 04/30/2020 8:59 PM
by Nick H
Nick H
My A65 kick lever is loose and will shift back and forth an inch or two as if the cotter pin is not holding it.
I ordered a second pin from "BSA nut" on Ebay because I heard the BSA ones were special
but it looks basically the same and doesn't work any better.

Yes, I have the nut facing forward.

I even put the pin in "upside down" as a test - and it doesn't tighten.
Has anyone seen this? Would a shim help?
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#807674 May 3rd a 11:45 AM
by Nick H
Nick H
Thanks again Allan! Very informative photos.
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#807622 May 2nd a 11:26 PM
by Jon W. Whitley
Jon W. Whitley
I just recently as in the last few days, figured out I had mismatched parts. In my case, I had an OIF quadrant and was trying to fit a 1970 and earlier kicker. The quadrant was an NOS part that was sent to me for my 1970 A65F Firebird. Of course,when I fitted it, I had no clue there was a difference. And, as Allan stated, the gear is cast with the previous part number 68-3094. Just today, I swapped it out for the correct quadrant and other changes that needed to be performed. Now, everything is as it should be !!
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#808571 May 11th a 02:01 PM
by kommando
The cotter pins are soft so they are sacrificial, if you do replace with a hardened pin then you need to ensure everything is like new and the pin never comes loose. If a hardened pin comes loose then it will eat into the much more expensive kick shaft.
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