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Old 12-20-2011, 10:09 AM
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Relationship between Gas Pedal and Brake Pedal

I am looking for pictures of your Gas/Brake Pedal set-ups-I am working on placing my Steering Column, and decided to make the hole in my floor for my Brake Pedal, and mock-up my Gas Pedal to see how much room I have and where to put the Column. Anyway, after looking at the situation, I will only have about 2-2 1/2" between my Pedals (if I offset my Brake Pedal on it's pedestal)-seems kinda tight, so I am looking for inspiration-anybody got any?

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These are just pics I found on another website and they are '32 Fords. As you can see they to are pretty tight but that's just the nature of the beast. With your '35 you may have a little more room, forgot if your's has a clutch peddle or not but you can move the gas peddle over a little (????) if it's an after market type. Hope this gives you a little indication on what you can do..........Dave
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peddal gap

i can tell u from experiance.... make sure the ped's are far nuff apart the if ur bk ped goes to the floor u don't push on the gas.... my first bucket m/c failed and close nuff i was hitting the gas, did a sideway turn and hit a sign.. couldn't figure what was going on.... fixed that on second bucket...
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tight fit.

I still have my old T bucket, I found the Body In ' 51' . I used a big foot print gas pedal, about in the center of the dash, brake is ok but I always have my left foot on the clutch pedal , No room to put the left foot any where else . I had a friend that had an old dirt circle track car and when I sat in it I liked the tall hand brake on the left side. he could have his foot on the gas and left hand on the brake to come out of corners faster. I used a tall original T hand brake in the same location and I like having it there , easy to grab.
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go fast cobra

The same problems in a Cobra, A good friend is the retired director of Ford racing, He still has his original Cobra, Much Modified and he still races it ..He Won the Optima in 2009. There is info and picts of what he did for pedals on the Club Cobra site, just search cobra # 3170 ,
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These are just pics I found on another website and they are '32 Fords. As you can see they to are pretty tight but that's just the nature of the beast. With your '35 you may have a little more room, forgot if your's has a clutch peddle or not but you can move the gas peddle over a little (????) if it's an after market type. Hope this gives you a little indication on what you can do..........Dave

Thank you for the pictures! Mine doesn't have a Clutch, and I am amazed at the one picture showing the Gas Pedal on top of the Trans hump-I had to make my Hump bigger to handle my 4L80E, but it is still the same distance from the hump to the pedlals, only taller than before-I am using a Clayton Machine Works Throttle Pedal, which isn't adjustable, and I don't have room to move it because of the tunnel-

I was thinking about it last night, and I may have to either live with it or modify the bracket (or pedal) on the Frame-

Here's the Pedal:

http://www.claytonmachine.com/throttle-assy.html

and the Bracket:

http://www.butchscoolstuff.com/store...s/98_large.jpg
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That's the problem with the shiny billet stuff.......you can't bend or modify it without screwing it up. You may have to re-think the layout a little but I would def. move the throttle pedal or even install it on an angle before trying to move the brake assembly. The brake pedal arm could be bent to give you the needed clearance, just have to get in there and see whats best for your rig. The early Fords "usually" have a fairly flat floor or mild hump which makes it easier to do the layout for the accel pedal.......good luck.
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Thanks Dave! and thanks to everyone who posted!

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I still have my old T bucket, I found the Body In ' 51' . I used a big foot print gas pedal, about in the center of the dash, brake is ok but I always have my left foot on the clutch pedal , No room to put the left foot any where else . I had a friend that had an old dirt circle track car and when I sat in it I liked the tall hand brake on the left side. he could have his foot on the gas and left hand on the brake to come out of corners faster. I used a tall original T hand brake in the same location and I like having it there , easy to grab.
the side break was needed for restarts you didnt have room or time to play with the brakes, clutch and gas all at the same time. The clutch was in and the gas was floored you used the side brake to stop from running over the other cars in line
for a 40 car restart
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I have a 31 chevy coupe with brake and clutch not much more than 3" between pedal arms. hope you have small feet but it works.
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Well,

I thought I'd post a small update-here is a picture of said Pedals (I've since added the Seat, and the bottom Steering Mount, my new Flaming River 1 3/4" polished Stainless Column should be here this week)-it's tight, but it will have to work (as I've cut the Floor! gasp )-
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Craig - sorry I didn't see this earlier.

This is mine for the '31. In my example, I needed to keep the accelerator pedal bell crank in line with the throttle arm as I'm using a solid linkage instead of a cable. The brake pedal is fairly close to the steering column and actually further from the accelerator pedal then my wife's now gone Ford Escape. I do wear sneakers/shoes with a narrow sole, just to add a bit of room, but had to on that Escape as well.





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Thanks Dave,

It doesn't look like my Pedals are too much closer than yours, but my Tranny hump kinda gets in the way! Thanks for posting!
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