|01-22-2013 09:43 AM|
|01-21-2013 08:14 PM|
|lakeroadster||Excellent! How about some photos?|
|01-21-2013 07:46 AM|
Well....after a short hiatis (sp?), back to getting these under floor pedals mounted. Have bent the clutch pedal arm as well as the gas pedal arm to a point where they are now mountable!
Had to add 7/8" to the length of the clutch pedal to match up with the gas once again. I have tacked the mounting bracket onto the frame, and once I make a new floor "patch", I will have a "pro" come in and tig everything at once.
Almost made the mistake of leveling the bracket as is.....but caught myself JUST IN TIME, since the front of the car is up in the air on ramps! Had to figure the incline out, and adjust bracket accordingly so when car is flat on ground the reservoirs will be level....PHEW!!!!
|12-19-2012 10:41 AM|
Why do I have a burn scar on the inside of my forearm where I touch it against the exhaust pipe on my Pontiac back in 1968 when I was putting the modulator valve vacuum hose back on?
Just an observation of your setup, but if your satisfied, that's all that counts. Nice work on the car.
|12-19-2012 10:17 AM|
|12-19-2012 09:06 AM|
|alittle1||I think, I would be going with a heat diffuser on that exhaust pipe as it ran by the booster and M/C. Using a perforated type would give you some good air flow where you need it. Also, consider the after-drive heat that will rise off of those pipes and heat soak into metal around them.|
|12-19-2012 08:33 AM|
This started out as straight and exactly where the steering column would fit. A bit of heat along with an hour of time got it just right. The clutch, if equipped would probably be bent the opposite way. No pedal ratio change apparent and plenty of brakes though they are 4 wheel Wilwood power discs.
You need to apply some fabricating skills. As I found when building this car as any other that I've done, one change may affect 1,2 or worse many other parts that also need to be modified. Very little on a street rod is 'bolt on' capable regardless of what the advertisements hype or any of the monthly rags seem to indicate.
And what I did to clear the exhaust:
|12-19-2012 07:49 AM|
|1971BB427||A striaght edge across the floor should tell you what part will be under the floor.|
|12-19-2012 04:05 AM|
OK guys....I wont quit yet...thanks for the support!
Guess I need to get more creative...
my previous brake pedal set up was the single pete&jakes kit with manual master.....I WAS considering exactly what you mentioned----bend the clutch arm exactly opposite of the brake arm (towards the left), just dont know what part of the arm is above the floor, and how much of it goes under the floor? The brake arm maybe I could bend it straight?
|12-18-2012 08:25 PM|
I totally agree with 1971BB427. You can do this.
Envision your clutch pedal bent exactly the opposite of my brake pedal, as shown below. That would clear the column, and the bend would effectively shorten the pedal a bit also.
|12-18-2012 08:11 PM|
So why not open the floor some more to access the reservoirs? Even if it's under the seat it can be filled with a basting syringe. I know guys who fill their reservoir with no visual access and just fill a little, and then feel to see how close it is.
I really think you're going to get this if you open up your options and get creative.
|12-18-2012 07:21 PM|
Keep the faith, you can do this! Looks like you'll have to bend the arms, move the assembly back a bit and modify the floor to get access to the master cylinders. You could also build spool piece that bolts between the bracket and the master cylinders to move the master cylinder to the rear more if you need to clear a crossmember.
What brake pedal assembly were you using before?
Here are your photos rotated.. seems easier to see.
|12-18-2012 05:55 PM|
|12-18-2012 03:38 PM|
You don't own a torch? I bet with a rose bud tip those could be bent over to miss everything, and work fine. I'd check clearances to determine if they need to be bent down low, or up higher. Either way will work, and one or the other will make it fit.
Might even have to do an offset bend to get the top to clear the column, and the bottom to clear any obstruction.
|12-18-2012 02:54 PM|
|31ROC||Well...bought the pete & jakes #2040 kit clutch&brake pedal assembly with master cylinders, and after many hours, cutting floor, and testing this assembly, I dont see anyway this is going to fit. Any one out there install this into a 31 coupe? I attached some pics to show my delimma!|
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