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    Doing a bit on the Big 15 today so hopefully will get to FCD in Brissy in July. I backed the car out a bit & found this on the floor. I know the sort of connection it comes from but can't see where it could be missing from & everything seems to be working ok. Only this car is parked in this spot. cheers DaveWhere did this come from?-img_0930.jpg

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    Hi Dave,
    Don't know about the Traction, but the part looks like a rear door stay pin on id/ds

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    Hi Chris, It's not from there. This is probably around 30mm long, cheers Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfbrick View Post
    Doing a bit on the Big 15 today so hopefully will get to FCD in Brissy in July. I backed the car out a bit & found this on the floor. I know the sort of connection it comes from but can't see where it could be missing from & everything seems to be working ok. Only this car is parked in this spot. cheers DaveClick image for larger version. 

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    My old (1951) Renault 4CV has quite a few like that, mostly on yokes at both ends of cables, such as accelerator cable at carburettor end. Any one of them falling off and the car wouldn't be drivable, but you "backed the car out", so my comment might be no help!
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    Yes John, that's the sort of application we usually see but I not only backed it out but went for about 10klms & got back ok so I'm none the wiser at the moment. cheers Dave
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    Hi Dave,
    my guess would be that a previous owner dropped it and it hid in some inaccessible spot, out of the way. When he couldn't find it , it was quicker to just fit a spare one. When you've moved the car it's come free somehow, and now you have a spare.

    Possibly.

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    I still think it's recent, the car is parked on carpet so anything dropped tends to stay where it lands
    the " previous owner " thought is logical but I've had the car for 32 years & the part is clean
    I don't want to get caught out half way to the FCD but you would think that if this has dropped out then whatever it was holding would immediately fail. cheers Dave
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    There are pins like that in the Gear linkage levers on the firewall of a traction!
    Could be that it was lodged down near the rear support for the torsion bars or some other obscure place and that your work has shaken it loose!
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    Ah that bit.

    Its one of the parts that the French car makers secrete around their cars to show up now and again to confound their owners.
    Works a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    There are pins like that in the Gear linkage levers on the firewall of a traction!
    Could be that it was lodged down near the rear support for the torsion bars or some other obscure place and that your work has shaken it loose!
    You answered just as I was going through a Traction parts book.

    Halfbrick, pay particular attention to #118300, near dead center on the pic::


    There are other locations for that pin, but they all look to be inside the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    Ah that bit.

    Its one of the parts that the French car makers secrete around their cars to show up now and again to confound their owners.
    Works a treat.
    As an old friend of mine will say "it's fallen down into never-never land....".
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    I think it is called a clevis pin. If the car has a rod operated clutch there is one at the gearbox end of the clutch rod.
    It is larger than the ones on the gear lever arms. Both in length and diameter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfbrick View Post
    I still think it's recent, the car is parked on carpet so anything dropped tends to stay where it lands
    the " previous owner " thought is logical but I've had the car for 32 years & the part is clean
    I don't want to get caught out half way to the FCD but you would think that if this has dropped out then whatever it was holding would immediately fail. cheers Dave
    Wow, 32 years is up there. Hard to argue THAT logic. It must be a recent drop out, you'd think, I agree. It lacks wear marks mind you. I wonder what you haven't actually used, pulled, pressed, turned etc in that 10 km?
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    It looks like 118300 in the diagram.

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