I have a 76 Puch Maxi. The left pedal snapped off the pedal arm the first time I tried to pedal it. Turns out the owner took a shortcut with a repair that I didn't notice earlier. The pedal was completely stripped and so are the threads on the pedal arm where the pedal attaches. He had put a lot of thread tape on both, forced it in, then plasti-dipped (or something like it) to keep it in place just long enough for me to not notice. No biggie though, I bought it as a project. Now for the questions:
I understand that the cotter pins are a real pain sometimes. I do have some spare wood and two different sized c-clamps. If I drill a hole in a block of wood bigger than the cotter diameter, and put a c-clamp on the wood and on the threaded side of the cotter pin, will that work as a cotter press to remove it? Also, I am thinking of buying the replacement pedal arm and cotter pin from treats, and regular cheap bike pedals from Walmart. Is treats the best place for the pedal arm? Also, would I need to buy both pedal arms? Only one is stripped out. Also are there seals to replace, etc when I do it?