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Old 02-24-2010, 01:27 AM
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Clutch Pedal Assembly in a 65 Mustang Interchange

I have a 65 Mustang that was originally equipped with an automatic and I'm looking to put in a T5 behind my newly rebuilt 351W. Only problem that I cant seem to figure out is the clutch pedal assembly. Sure I can go buy all the parts new or find an old one on ebay for some $400+ but I'd rather not. What I want to know is if there is some other perhaps newer vehicle that I can take the pedal assembly (brake and all if needs be) and fab it into my 'stang.

I've been eye-ing pedal assemblies from the '80's mustangs, hoping that it would make it easier since I'm going to a T5 and all, but cant find any dimensions. Any help on this one?

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I've seen this covered in a few of the old mustang magazines, there is probably more info on the mustang web sites
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google 65 mustang t5 and there are quite a few links and info there
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I think you can use a Maverick/ Granada setup but I'm not sure.. also seemingly you could use a '65+ set of Falcon pedals
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There is an old junk yard here that has a mid '60s Mustang that still has the clutch pedal in it. I was going to get it a few years ago but it wasn't important to me at the time.
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I've checked around in all the Mustang Forums online and I've seen more than a few details on converting the clutch cable or linkage system, but I have never seen anything on the actual pedal assembly itself, which I was a little surprised at. That's why I'm here, this forum I have found to be the most helpful on stuff like this.
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As far as mustangs go the only set-up i know that will work is either out of a 65-66 all others are different, But i don't know there might be a newer style set-up out there that will work. But everyone i know that has done this swap has used the original equipment. JMO But you can never tell that's why it's called Hotroding we make things happen . So i am not saying others can't be made to work.


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IIRC, the clutch pedal is all you need along with the rest of the linkage. The bracket that goes up under the dash is the same and the clutch pedal swings off the brake pedal shaft. The brake pedal shaft is welded to the brake pedal arm. I did a few conversions on 65-66's but that was back in the mid 70's....and yes, the early Mustang was pretty much nothing more than a Falcon with the horse skin replacing the feathers.
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Well after a bit more internet searching I cam across this article. Turns out that all ya need to convert the automatic tranny pedal to a manual set up is the clutch pedal itself and a few other pieces like bushings and a return spring and such. The assembly is the same in auto and manual cars, the clutch pedal attaches to the outside of the pedal assembly (housing?). This article gives a great breakdown and though it is for a 71 Stang, I've seen that it seems to be about the same idea with the 65-66.

http://webpages.acs.ttu.edu/jikelly/Tremec%20page.htm
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I might be able to get the pedal assembly from the Mustang in the junk yard. If you want I can check on it. I won't go into this place when the weather starts getrting warmer. It's got a lot of weeds and bushes in it. Too many places for critters to hide. Too bad you don't need one for a '68 Chevelle. I have one of those.
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After thinking about what I posted in post #8, you do have to swap out both pedals since the brake pedal for an automatic is longer than the one for the stick and once you hang the clutch pedal, the auto pedal will interfere with it....so, you have to swap out both. The clutch pedal hangs on the brake pedal shaft and hangs within the confines of the housing that holds it all in place. Another modification that I did was to drill the shaft and use a heavy duty pin instead of using the stock factory clips. If the factory clip ever comes off, you won't like what happens especially if you are getting on it....
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