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How do you deal with the hole in the firewall that the accelerator rod goes through? Is there a plug or grommet of some sort? Inside, the insulation and carpet would cover it up I suppose but in the engine bay there is an excellent space for moisture and debris to collect.
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Very good question. Nobody reproduces the correct grommet for this opening..... yet.
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http://www.rubbertherightway.com/rub...s-9044-ctg.htm


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They should have something that will work.

I used this company to find a rubber plug for a large hole that was on the replacement passenger side front wheelwell panel (the one directly behind the front wheel). I replaced both of those panels last winter.

Edit: I have a Lokar gas pedal with a cable; not a rod; so this hole in my firewall was completely unneccesary. I guess I assumed this was also the case for you. If not, then my information above wont be of much use to you.

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The piece that is currently available is a flat piece of rubber (about 3" x 3") with a hole in the center and a slit from the hole to one end. I'm not sure of the correct installation, as the accel pedal rod moves up or down as the pedal is depressed. It could be cemented so that the rod rides in the slit, or it could be free floating (with the slit crossways) so that it can float up and down to follow the rod as it moves.
I'm not sure if this piece is correct as I have not seen an original.
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I found a piece that looks similar to this, that works pretty alright. And I filled it with teflon so the rod donīt get stucked.
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Well, Where do we get these Anders?

Looks somewhat simiar to what the factory exterior boot would have been like when new.
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As the picture says, try www.AmericanPony.com
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I wrote, "it looks similar to this". Itīs not this part, but similar. Found it once when I walked around the SEMA show. In one stand, there was someone representing a rubber company, and they have plenty of different items made out of rubber. I asked them if I could buy it, but they gave me it for free. Have no idea what so ever what brand it is.
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posted is of "clutch pedal rod seal at firewall 1964-66" at American Pony Parts. They want $16.42 for it. There are no dimensions listed. I'm seeing dustboots for Datsun 280Zs on ebay that look like they are in the ballpark. Also a shorter one for a VW bus. But again, no dimensions.
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