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Old 03-08-2007, 10:59 PM
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Model A Donor For Master Cyl.

Im building a Model A and want to keep all componets Ford . I have a 1984 5.0 and a 90 GT T-5 with a 70 Cougar 9 inch rear end. These are not yet installed.

Was wondering what a good donor would be for master cylinder and clutch . Has any one used a Mustang for these componets or is there a smaller car that would fit better . Pedal assy. master cylinder and the clutch cables for a Model A .

I have a Disc/Disc set up for it Manual or power what ever would be the easiest to fit and function.

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Most rodders use a pedal kit from one of the major Chassis Component manufacturers. This is a TCI unit I used in my 32 Ford original frame rails chassis. They use Ford based master cylinders ( but new stuff ) . All the engineering has been worked out ( placement, pedal ratio, proper sizing of the master cylinder ) and are very reasonable price wise.

Adapting a swing pedal from another car is sometime fairly difficult because there is so little room under the dash of a Model A ... and the firewall was not designed to mount the unit. Also ... then the master cylinder sticks out into the engine area and interferes with the engine ...



This is the cowl of a 32 Ford ... which is larger than a Model A ... and as you can see ... room is at a premium.



The 5 speed really complicates things. Clutch linkage is difficult to get right. IF you where using a Chevrolet engine I would suggest using a early 60's Chevrolet pickup uck bell housing ... as they used a hydraulic cylinder to activate the clutch and was easily adaptable.
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Thank You Duece . I have a set of pedals from a 67 Mustang and just by eyeballing they seem to be close. Some mods to that bracket and it should fit. The pedals pitch left of the column with the bracket allmost in position . This part i want to keep ole skool and try not to add too much aftermarket rod equipment. My theme is also all Ford .

One is definitly the firewall mount master cyclinder . I like that look and use of the firewall . I may go hydraulic clutch but cable is more dependable and adjustable.

Some where i saw pics of some one installing middle to late 90 mustang pedals in a A . They where a nice compact pedal assy.
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Have these just clamped and tied but they fit center of steering wheel and pedals pitch left allmost looking natural. I will have to cut out fuel tank to raise them into position but fit is real good . These are from a 67 Mustang adding a cable clutch .
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