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Hot Rods Model A guys, brake pedal placement?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    I have to make a decision on where I want the brake pedal in my 30 coupe. The steering column is smack dab in the way.

    I am either going to have to put a joggle in the pedal arm and go to the left or the right.

    I figure on long trips the pedal on the left may work out better.
    Any pics of your setup?
     
  2. Roothawg
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  3. skwurl
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    No pics but mine is to the left and curves back over. Its tight but I'm running a 4 speed. I used a late 60's Camaro pedal assembly for the clutch and brake.
     
  4. in my `28 tudor the brake pedal comes out through the angled toeboard just to the right of the column. it is an exact copy of Pete & Jakes....sorry , no pictures. maybe i'll snap some if no one else does
     

  5. skreemin
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    I'm at this point right now! I need pics also!
     
  6. 32PlymouthGirl
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    My husband has a '30 model A. He used a late model, manual mustang master cylinder (say that 10 times fast!!) and brake/clutch pedal out of a '40 ford and it lined up perfect.
     

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  7. Stick?

    Auto?
     
  8. 31
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    I'm a left foot braker, but the pedal is easily accessed by the right foot.

    Room for a clutch pedal if necessary.
    A little easier in the 31 than the 32 since I plan to sink the upholstery into the vertical cowl panel next to your foot.

    I was kinda surprised at how much foot room I lost when I upholstered the 32.
    Didn't realize I'd been resting my left foot against the cowl panel and enjoying the extra 2"-3" of room until the upholstery panel took the room away.
     
  9. Roothawg
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    The coupe is an auto, and chopped 4". It's sitting on 32 rails and will use the non-powered m/c.
     
  10. Sparkswillfly
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    from Colorado

    How about this.......
     

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  11. Roothawg
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    That's close to where mine is mocked up.
     
  12. Ya don't need power brakes on these little cars.

    Fwiw - 7/8" Mustang/Torino type M/C on both cars.
    (Outlets on opposite sides, Torino points at the frame, Mustang points at the trans.)
    Disc/drum on both cars.


    Here's an easy brake pedal return spring.

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  13. abonecoupe31
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
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    from Michigan

    I bought a power boster style pedal assembly from Speedway for a Chevy farm truck, 1958 style. I put it in my 31 coupe with a section of 2 x 4 tubing that I pie cut to put the pedal tot he right of the stock A column and to orient it to "square" withth chassis. worked great. running a 300 Buick v8 with powerglide trans. hope this helps. mark
     

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