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Pedal Problem

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ralph Moore, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Ralph Moore
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    When putting an A body on a 32 frame, what do you do with the clutch/brake pedals? My pedals are repops, but same as 32 and as you can see are way too long(high). I think they should be lower than the column, and definitely below the firewall edge. The brake also hits the block.
    I am leaning towards cutting them down, and wonder if anyone has pictures of their progress?
     

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  2. Hackerbilt
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    Can you just move them back and/or down?
    Shortening them will make the clutch and brake harder to use as the leverage ratio will be changed.
     
  3. Ralph Moore
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    No moving them, They are mounted to the K-member, and moving them would mean changing everything. I really don't want to cut them down, but I see it as my only option. Just wonder if anyone else has delt with this?
     
  4. Ghost of ElMirage
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    heat and bend to suit? BTW whered ya get those pedals?
     

  5. Ralph Moore
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    Edward Lloyd (hope I spelled it right), was selling them here on the HAMB. They are made exactly like the 32 pedals. I think bending will still put them too high, besides they will interfere with the column if I go the wrong way.
     
  6. HotRodMicky
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    Under NO circumstances the Pedal should hit the block.....if you have
    stock K-member with 3 speed and proper trans mount
    I have original Pedals (not bend etc.) in my 32 chassis and no problem.
    How high is your engine in the font?
    The mount should be 1.5-2 inches below the top of the rail
    Maybe your setup is tilted back too much

    Did you ask Ed?

    There are more than one version of the pedals.
    I have some of a 4-banger car that are a bit different(londer and with a "nose)
     
  7. Ralph Moore
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    Here are pics of a 59 block in frame/ have an 52 Merc in there now, but it shows motor mounts.
     

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  8. HotRodMicky
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    Doesn`t look too bad.

    I thought you maybe had the mount on top the rails which is way too high for
    32 K-Member.

    Another thing...
    32 pedal are really long compared to 39-48 (for example) and your steering column
    seems to be pretty low . That is one reason why it look that way.
    Is there a box ? i only see a tube

    Still doesn`t explain the "engine" problem.
    I would see what Ed has to say.
     
  9. Ralph Moore
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    I talked to Ed when I first bought them, he said they would fit a stock 32 K member in a stock 32 frame. Mine is anything but stock. My K member is narrower(on the outside edge) due to a pinched frame, but the engine/trans relationship is the same as stock. And pedal box is mounted in stock position on K member.

    No gearbox yet, because I have not cut a hole in the frame yet. But it is pretty close to where it would be at the stock frame hole. Using a 56 truck box, I could move it forward a little more, but then it starts to look funny sitting about mid engine.
     
  10. Fenders
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    Well in my current hot rod coupe I have a hanging brake pedal (auto trans, sorry) and it wasn't where I wanted it so I just cut it and welded it into the position that I wanted.....

    You could do that to yours - unless you are building a street rod...
     
  11. HotRodMicky
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    With gearbox i mean transmission....sorry
     
  12. Ralph Moore
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    I was talking steering gear, but the transmission is mounted to the K member as it should be.
    I wonder what they used to do in the old days when dropping the A body on a duece frame?
     

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