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Technical no room for gas pedal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by broderchamp, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. broderchamp
    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 62


    I'm building a Model A 1928 Roadster with a Hemi. I put the clutch and brake pedals in yesterday. I don't have a lot of room for the gas pedal. I using a 4 speed Muncie transmission. The body is down on the frame about 3 inches. The frame is Z'd four inches in the front. I would hate to use a Model T hand throttle. Maybe there is some pictures somewhere. Thanks Dennis
  2. oldsrocket
    Joined: Oct 31, 2004
    Posts: 2,146


    some guys put it on the firewall above the trans, and just rest their heel on the trans-tunnel. Could you bend your brake pedal or re-weld the pads to gain more room. A picture of your setup would help.
  3. Where there is a will,there is a might have to reposition your brake & clutch pedals.

    Photo's of your setup would help. HRP
  4. Run a spoon type gas pedal.
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  5. Same boat here- except a 30. Flipped firewall. Brake come's through the floor,but the go pedal is another story......
    A slight channel,so the trans hump won't be too much in the way.
    Look's like we have to be a lil creative...... I'll be watching.
  6. Mikeszcz
    Joined: Apr 5, 2011
    Posts: 282

    from Winona, Mn

    Not the best picture, but we notched the tunnel for a foot rest and made a swing pedal in the center of an old Model A........wasn't the most comfortable thing to drive.
    model a peds.jpg
  7. Thats what I had to do in my T truck. I just put a small "ledge" on the tunnel (think 10 o'clock position) so my foot isnt always trying to slide down the tunnel.
  8. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    Can't see the pedal, but you can see how i built a notch on the tunnel to test my foot for the throttle.
    I used a simple spoon pedal.
    It worked perfectly, and because the right side of the notch has a 'wall' i rest my foot against its actually comfortable as well. I also glued some rubber down so my heel didnt slip while driving.

    Tony image.jpg
  9. crack the front winder open and run a string through, yank when ya wanna go fast.
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  10. Mildsteel
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 74

    from VALE N.C.

    How about running the gas pedal cable or linkage along the frame and come up thru the floor right of the brake pedal.
  11. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,860


    That's key.
  12. All these little details.

    Little car, big engine, channeled, front z - each one of those make a bigger and bigger and bigger trans tunnel. The raised heel rests with notched trans tunnel makes it work.
  13. Sgt._Grumpy
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 126


    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424137331.873556.jpg a

    I saw this on a roadster at a Goodguys show last year and plan on doing the same with mine. He did a pretty neat job of putting a heel rest on the side of the tunnel. Said it was awkward at first, but now it's second nature to,put his foot there, and is comfortable.
  14. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,767

    41 C28

    I hear ya. My 31 coupe is channeled the width of the frame. I made the transmission hump hug the transmission to give me a little more room. Running a 727 behind a 330 Desoto IMG_4058.JPG Hemi. I may end up using a smaller brake pedal.
  15. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,284


    That's what happens when you sit on the wrong side. Convert it back to RHD

    Otherwise , ditch the brakes! the gas pedal is more important.
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  16. The Hot Rod Garage (Denton, MD) made a heel cup out of a Moon pedal when they built Dick Applegate's Willys:
    Applegate 05.jpg Applegate 03.jpg
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2015
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  17. Another option might be to use an Offenhauser pedal. They're pretty narrow and adjustable and you can still buy 'em new.
    Offy 06.jpg offy 04.jpg offy 05.jpg
  18. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,860


    Here's a fix;
    And what about offsetting the brake and clutch pedal pads to gain a bit of room?
  19. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 846


    ever ride a motorcycle?
  20. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 16,500


    I had this same problem.

    Solved it with a 700R4.
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  21. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,443


    Dennis: Here's another variation. It feels totally normal to me. (And mine is channelled 5" with a 4-speed Saginaw).
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015
  22. K.L
    Joined: Jul 15, 2014
    Posts: 93


    So many innoative solutions
  23. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    Just go model t style, one side of the steering column is spark and the other is throttle

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