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Hot Rods Anyone Use the Accelerator Rest Regularly?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boryca, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Boryca
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    So, I've been driving my truck around a lot lately, and realized that one of my favorite features is the built-in "cruise control." By that I mean the little foot rest peg on the floor next to the go fast pedal. Anyone else use this on the reg?

    If you do, what speed do you like it set for?

    Mike
     
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  2. Boneyard51
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    I always thought those were put there back in the day because the roads back then were a lot worse than today. They kinda prevented you from “ stabbing” the throttle when you hit a big chughole.
    We probably need to bring them back, considering the conditions of our interstate highways.


    Bones
     
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  3. modelAsteve
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    Every time I drive my Model A's!
     
  4. dirty old man
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    When I used to own/drive the stock/originals back inna day, they had that little foot rest and I used it.
    From time to time when I'm out and about in one of mine that still has the "spoon" accelerator pedal, I think about the usefulness in a cruising on the hwy. mode and think I should install one.
    Just never seem to get around to it.
     

  5. alchemy
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    I love the foot rest in my 32. I get leg cramps on long drives and it sure helps a lot.

    Modern cars usually have the transmission tunnel right there in that same position, so the tunnel acts as a foot rest.
     
  6. Retrorod
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    I have one in my '35 sedan and my wife has one in her Model A. Once you get used to it...it's a "must have". My late model non-HAMB car doesn't have one and I miss it when driving that thing (although I don't drive it much).
     
  7. rusty rocket
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    Although I've been around old cars my whole life I have never driven a car with one. Anyone have a video of one being used? Enlighten me.
     
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  8. 26Troadster
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    what rusty said
     
  9. the-rodster
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    I wouldn't drive an early ford without one.

    Rich
     
  10. I'm to young. There I said it now someone show me what this rest looks like and how it's put into and out of use. Thank you signed
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  11. Rambling Rudy
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  12. the-rodster
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    It's just an adjustable peg that sits just to the right of the spoon gas pedal.

    You rest the right part of your foot on it, and pivot the the left part of
    your foot up and down against the spoon.

    floor.jpg
     
  13. BJR
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    Willys Jeeps, CJ2A's and 3A's have them also.
     
  14. seb fontana
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    Very hard to drive a Crosley with out one..
     
  15. A elderly friend of mine uses old Model A parts all through his house, he has a painted 28 grille shell mirror in his bathroom and uses a foot rest as a door stop on the bathroom door.

    It keep the door knob (which is a Model A door handle) from coming in contact & cracking the tile.HRP

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  16. I found out that it's a necessity with a stock spoon and it's soft return spring .
    If you go over a large bump at low speed without your foot on it, you will bounce the throttle spoon repeatedly for some WOT hops. Embarrassing!! :oops:
     
  17. Boryca
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  18. rusty rocket
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    Ahhhh I see now. Well i guess that wouldnt work for me, I unfortunately have two fused ankles from an accident 20 plus years ago. No ankle/foot roll for me.:(:mad:
     
  19. Boryca
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    Sorry to hear it! Likely wouldn't be much use then, except to put your foot down and leave it. :D But now you know!
     

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