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Username Post: 1962 clutch pedal assembly        (Topic#262212)
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04-30-11 05:13 PM - Post#2084184    

Guys I have this 1962 clutch pedal assembly and was always under the impression they would fit 61-64 chev as long as you had the column mount and pedals and that if it was from a 62 say that as long as you used all 62 parts there was no problem. I have someone telling me it will only fit 61 and 62.
Can anyone tell me which is right.
Thanks Eric

Edited by turbo38s10 on 04-30-11 05:18 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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04-30-11 08:18 PM - Post#2084266    
    In response to turbo38s10

The 61 clutch and brake set is only for that year(as a complete set). The 62 is also one year only(also as a complete set-the clutch arm is bent-like your picture). 63 and 64 are the same clutch and brake set(the arm with the stop is straight -not bent like the 62 - similar to 61's) The rod through the firewall is the same for 62, 63, maybe 64. The upper 61 rod through the firewall is different than 62-64. This upper rod also has a pull back spring unique to that year. The lower 61 rod is threaded and different than 62,63.

The 62 set you have pictured has to be used as a set including the dash to firewall brace and will work on 61 and 62's(fits the dashes). 63 and 64 with different dash has a different brace piece that mounts the clutch and brake pedals.

The set you pictured has 62 clutch and brake pedal and brace. The cross shaft is not for 62's nor is the lower rod. The upper rod is correct. The cross shaft might work - not sure - it has at least one extra long arm. The lower rod pictured is too short.

Link to lower rod:

Link to cross shaft:

I have both of these off original small block 62's.

I have a series of pictures of a 61 SS Hardtop 409 but I can't open them(I can take more, the car is friends car). We converted this car from a Powerglide and added a 409 and we wanted 100 % 61 parts because the car was restored with using original parts.

I do have pictures of the a 62 clutch set up with all the pieces that I could e-mail right now - until I would have time to copy them to my photoshop to upload to the site. I have all the 61 and 62 parts and pieces as extra parts - to take additional pictures as needed. I had a set of original parts from a 63 409 that I used to compare to 62. The cross shaft for 409's has slightly longer arms(less than 1/2") but looks just like 283,327 cross shafts. I have also used most 6 cylinder clutch parts from 62's that a friend removed from parts cars and they match V-8's in 62.

Others from the site have stated to not mix clutch parts from different years - using parts from the same year and you will have less problems.

Paul Stensland
Sgt. Bluff, Iowa

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05-01-11 10:03 AM - Post#2084496    
    In response to pvs409

Thanks Paul.
Email is

the crossshaft and such might be six cyl stuff don't know what engine was in the car and it's long gone.

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05-01-11 10:27 AM - Post#2084505    
    In response to turbo38s10

My 59 had a powerglide and 283, I got a complete set of clutch pedals and rods, cross shaft from a 59 and converted to a 4 speed. That setup worked fine with the 409 in the 59.
In the 62 Bel Air, I have a 6 cyl 63 cross shaft and the long through the firewall rod, and a 62 clutch pedal, and I also reused the 62 powerglide brake pedal. The rod from the zbar to the clutch fork is from maybe a 59 or 60.
As long as the geometry lines up, the rods should work. The rod through the firewall has to fit the hole and line up and hit the z bar straight. Same at the bottom to the clutch fork, or you will get binding. That funny bend in the 62 clutch is so that part doesn't hit the signal light switch on a 62.
As far as the lower short rod you have, just cut it and weld in a piece if it is too short?


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05-02-11 09:53 AM - Post#2085125    
    In response to DonSSDD

Thanks Guys, especially Paul for the extra pics, big help

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