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Author Topic:   floor mount gas pedal
avila
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted November 07, 2002 02:47 PM
I'm going to be moving my seat about 10 inches back, towards the rear of the car. This is in a 78 camaro.
This will require me to move clutch, brake and gas pedals too, amoungest some other more trivial stuff.

For the clutch and brake pedals, I plan on just extending the current mounting bracket, which looks easy
enough, and adding pedal stops for each.

For the gas pedal, I plan on using a floor mounted gas pedal with an adjustable throttle cable. Has anyone
use these before and if so, how good are they?

marple
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 117
posted November 07, 2002 05:24 PM
dont use a cable.go with a solid rod.easier,more reliable,and most importantly, its safer cause you can lift the pedal incase of a stuck throttle.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted November 07, 2002 08:25 PM
another advantage to a solid connection between your foot and the carburetor is that an educated foot can feel wheelspin through the solid linkage.

marple
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 117
posted November 07, 2002 10:05 PM
and an even more educated foot will know what to do about it

fastrack1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted November 07, 2002 11:17 PM
just thought i give u some ideas i have done 2 like this move the complete setup to the cross bar that goes from left to right where probably the dash was the front of it the mount can be shortned etc and make a bracket for it then if u have front hoop bars come off of it with a piece of proper thickness of angle iron say 3x3 and weld to the hoop bar and bore a hole for the master cylinder for all of this to mount i basically set where the back seat floor board is but remember to make a cover that can be removed easily over these for any troubles that may incur mine is fixed where i have access to gauges pedals and master cyl just like the latemodel type cars as for the gas pedal i just used a piece of 3/4 sq tubing up from floor board to a mounting point on the cage at the top but i made it with 2 brackets where it can be moved forward or backward for driver comfort and uses a side mount pedal or up or down

[This message has been edited by fastrack1 (edited November 07, 2002).]

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted November 08, 2002 10:06 PM
I would go with the rod setup I prefer it and I think the simpler you can make things the better.

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