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Technical 1955-57 Thunderbird Clutch Linkage (Anybody Have A Picture?)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Scotch Buzzard King, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Long story short, I bought a 55 Bird earlier this year. Amongst the parts was a pristine top loader Ford 4 speed and a very early, complete Hurst shifter. Hiding in the dirt was an early single pedal firewall brake pedal. After assembling everything that came with this car, I realized that someone in the past had started a manual transmission conversion for this factory automatic car and never finished.

    It has taken me about six months to find the factory correct clutch pedal and linkages for a 1955-57 T-Bird, but I've finally found most of the parts. What I am having the damnedest time finding is a picture of this set up on an actual car. I have a few questions concerning the placement of a few things, and I know just by looking at a picture of a complete, working equalizer bar that all of my questions will be answered.

    So does anyone have a picture?
  2. miker98038
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
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  3. Miker has it.

    The pedal hanger bracket 4001508 is a MUST for installation of a standard shift pedal assembly.

    I got all those parts if you need anything.

  4. That's helpful. I sent you a message about those parts, Oldmics.
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  5. Well the original bracket fell through, but I came up with a solution. I was able to modify the automatic brake pedal assembly with a buffet of old Ford parts. I believe it's going to work:

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  6. It's basically my rough draft, but it functions just like it should. I'll clean up what I don't like and get it all nice and polished.

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