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Old 12-04-2006, 05:51 PM
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Brake pedal assembly help

I now have the power booster in my 37 Ford mounted under the floor. My question now is Where can I get the brake pedal assembly?? I was given the stock brake pedal with the car along with a 12" solid iron bar. Any where I put that stock arm if the pedal was pushed it would hit the motor. The arm is cast, so I don't think it can be bent. There was no bracket with it, so that would have to be figured out. I thought that maybe one of those pedal assemblys from Speedway Motors might do it.. Is this the way to go?? Thanks.. Al

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You can check these guys out.
http://www.streetrodparts.tv/tci-brake-assemblies.htm
I'm sure thier are others that make them if you do a search.
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The TCI one like Kim57 will work, so will one of the setups from Speedway motors .

ECI has one also. http://ecihotrodbrakes.com/master_cylinder_systems.html

The pedal can be bent if you heat it, but the ratio is wrong for a dual type system and so is the end at the master cyl. I'd pitch it and use a new setup. .

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Those original early Ford pedals are not cast, my friend, they are forged steel. You can heat and bend them or cold bend them in a vise with a GREAT BIG crescent wrench!
There is nothing wrong with the pedal ratio on the early pedal to make any problems with your modern master cylinder/booster combo. Simply bend the pedal to a good comfortable location for operation and clearance, then fab up an adjustable pushrod and you should be just fine.
The T roadster we have has a pushrod about a foot long andd the 32 we just got roadable has a pushrod longer than that and everything works just great.
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There is nothing wrong with the pedal ratio on the early pedal to make any problems with your modern master cylinder/booster combo. Simply bend the pedal to a good comfortable location for operation and clearance, then fab up an adjustable pushrod and you should be just fine.
The T roadster we have has a pushrod about a foot long andd the 32 we just got roadable has a pushrod longer than that and everything works just great.
I have found that the pedal ratio for a boosted dual system is nearly always too light when using stock pedals. Further evidence of this is that many manufacturers sell ratio adapters for use with the stock pedals.
Besides, the stock pedal for a 37 is for mechanical brakes. The end points up.

And APalusky's bracket is missing.
How many more reasons does APalusky need to justify buying a new setup?

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I think I will get the one a Speedway Motors. It says it will work on a boxed frame, where the other ones didn't say anything about a boxed frame. Also with this kit comes the bracket, pedal,pedal pad,and the hardware.
My next question then is the fitting. Can the fitting on the shaft leading from the booster be removed?? It is a cleavis type. There is a different type on the new pedal assembly..
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Many of the boosters have threaded pushrods. The clevis unscrews, and you can use a coupling nut to connect the booster rod to whatever you have.

Usually the aftermarket stuff uses a 3/8 heim type rod end with a 3/8-24 female end. It's easy to hook up if you can get thread compatability.. I have also made adapters to go from the larger 7/16 threads on a booster to a 3/8 rod end.

You want to make sure that the booster bolt pattern will fit your bracket if necessary, yours may be mounted so it clears the new pedal bracket.

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The mount is already there. In my project journal there is a picture of the front of the frame. On the right side of the frame you can see a hole. That is where the booster is mounted. The pedal assembly will have to be cut off where it would have the booster bolted to it. From there I will have to figure out how far from the frame it will have to be moved out, or not..
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