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This engine sat under the seat on the EzGo utility cart so the clutch pedal was in front of the engine.
The linkage from the clutch pedal pulled the clutch arm forward.
This is the original clutch lever arm on the engine.
The clutch pedal on the tractor is going to now be behind the engine so I need to change the clutch arm so it pulls backward.
First I cut the original clutch arm off.
Then I made a sleeve that fits over the clutch shaft. This sleeve has a 3/4 inch diameter shaft sticking out with a keyway milled into it.
Next, I made a new clutch arm that fits on the shaft.
This arm extends down along side the frame so when it is pulled backwards it opens the clutch.
For the clutch pedal pivot pin, I made a mounting plate from 5/8 inch thick steel.
A 1 inch diameter shaft is pressed into this plate and welded on the the back side.
This pivot pin is then bolted onto the side of the frame.
I found an old steel roller off something, that has bronze bushings with a 1 inch diameter bore.
This is going to be the base for the clutch pedal.
Because the steering is mounted on this side, I don't have as much room to work with as I did on the other side with the brakes.
This shows the clearance with the steering arm all the way back.
Also note, I welded a steel plug in the end of the foot pad support. There will be a brace from it to the pivot pin.
Here is the finished clutch pedal.
The pedal is mounted and the linkage is made between the clutch pedal and the clutch arm.
A plate is bolted on the end of the foot pad support and the end of the pivot pin.
This supports the end of the pin and keeps the clutch pedal from sliding off.
A view of the linkage from the top.
I tried to operate the clutch by hand with just the clutch arm and could not budge it.
The pedal works smoothly and is easy to operate even by hand.