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Username Post: Gas pedal linkage        (Topic#348160)
custom54 
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11-11-17 06:12 PM - Post#2714074    

Hey everyone, I have a 54 210 2dr. with a 350 small block. What have you used for gas pedal, linkage etc. My fab skills are limited so I was thinking something from the aftermarket. Thanks for the help.



 

Sheldon Y. 
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11-12-17 07:11 AM - Post#2714117    
    In response to custom54

Check out the one I have For Sale.
I can email you Pictures.
What I do is bend a Coat Hanger to the desired shape, to use as a template. But I've never had to look too far for something Stock that works.
In my current '49 Project I'm using a '47 Pontiac Straight 8 Linkage Rod!

'49 Styleline Deluxe Build@
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/49-styl eline-deluxe-project-fran kenstyle.1079870/

http://www.frankenrodz.com/frankenstyle.html


 
Lead sled 
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11-12-17 11:34 AM - Post#2714157    
    In response to custom54

If I remember correctly, mine came out of a mid 60's Camaro.

Late yr model (Dec. 51 BelAir/ 52 trim), with a basically stock 67 Camaro SS350/295hp Turbo Fire Edelbrock 1405, Saginaw 4spd/355 geared 55/6 Chevy rear.2,1st place,and 1 top five award trophies so far
http://www.picturetrail.com/bris51deluxe


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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11-12-17 04:36 PM - Post#2714183    
    In response to Lead sled

Hi Custom54, Welcome. If you are not going for a resto look and depending on your motor and carb configuration I would normally go for a cable operation with dual return springs.

Cables are normally easier to route and give you isolation from engine rock effecting the throttle.
You can also use hybrid systems that are part cable and part original mechanical mechanism.

It really is driven by what look you want at the pedal and carb but a quick search on eBay or the big suppliers will give you some good insight as to what is out there. A walk around a wrecking yard will turn up some cable systems.

You may also have trans control cable requirements and the aftermarket covers these as well. You also need to think about the possibility of tying this in with what you do with the brake pedal at the same time to avoid later reworks.


Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 11-12-17 04:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
40grit 
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11-12-17 05:47 PM - Post#2714193    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

As you guys know, I am frugal to,a fault.

I found a Dodge Dakota pedal worked well. I did have to cut and weld one leg of the pedal to get the right geometry but it and a GM accelerator cable cost me a total of about 35 bucks.

John







Just Slightly Abrasive


 
custom54 
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11-12-17 07:10 PM - Post#2714201    
    In response to 40grit

Thanks, I really appreciate the information



 
raycow 
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11-13-17 02:52 AM - Post#2714214    
    In response to 40grit

John, that looks good. What did your clutch and brake pedals come out of?

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
johnwd98 
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11-13-17 06:27 AM - Post#2714225    
    In response to custom54

I used a pedal and cable from a 1988 Chevy C1500. No complaints so far.



 
DanD1950 
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11-13-17 07:32 AM - Post#2714230    
    In response to custom54

Mine came from a 1999 Silverado; a little nip/cut and a few bends and it was like it was made for.

Dan.


50 Styleline Deluxe, 2 Door Sedan, Was a 216cu", Three Speed Manual. She now has a 4.8Lt V8 LR4 injected engine, 4L60E 4 speed automatic, 10 bolt diff 342 gear with an Eaton C80 Locker



 
40grit 
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11-13-17 05:58 PM - Post#2714295    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
John, that looks good. What did your clutch and brake pedals come out of?

Ray



'69 Camaro. Believe it or not I stumbled across a fellow selling a complete after market changeover new in the box on Craigslist. 50 bucks got me pedals, rods, Z bar and bracket.

I was looking for the Nova/Camaro set up because the pedals both hang on the left hand side of the steering column. My thought was I could move the assembly toward the left to clear the big block if necessary but the truth is it was a non issue.

I also liked the period correct look.

John

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raycow 
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11-14-17 09:57 AM - Post#2714349    
    In response to 40grit

Good catch!

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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11-14-17 05:21 PM - Post#2714389    
    In response to raycow

Hi 40 Grit, John, that is a great example of thinking though the whole pedal assembly. It looks right and I am sure it will work right.

For frugal try:

"Gorse pockets" Gorse is a thorn bush.
"Tighter than a one act play"
"Tight as a fishes butt, and that's waterproof"


Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
40grit 
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11-14-17 05:58 PM - Post#2714397    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

  • Bel Air kiwi Said:
Hi 40 Grit, John, that is a great example of thinking though the whole pedal assembly. It looks right and I am sure it will work right.

For frugal try:

"Gorse pockets" Gorse is a thorn bush.
"Tighter than a one act play"
"Tight as a fishes butt, and that's waterproof"


Cheers Kiwi





Some people are just plain cheap but not me............

Yup! Frugality! "The practice of frugalism".

John

Just Slightly Abrasive


 
beagrizzly 
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11-16-17 08:36 AM - Post#2714631    
    In response to custom54

I'm all for the cable thing. A GM "B" body might yield the cable you need without cutting/welding anything. From a "Pick a part" junk yard, probably in the $10-$15 range. There's lots of them.

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear................



 
40grit 
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11-16-17 01:42 PM - Post#2714678    
    In response to beagrizzly

  • beagrizzly Said:
I'm all for the cable thing. A GM "B" body might yield the cable you need without cutting/welding anything. From a "Pick a part" junk yard, probably in the $10-$15 range. There's lots of them.

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear................



The cable itself is pretty much a non issue. The Dodge Dakota pedal and the '75 Silverado cable I used are a perfect match to each other. I don't know if there is a standard design but the Chrysler and GM certainly were the same at the pedal anyway.

John


Just Slightly Abrasive


Edited by 40grit on 11-16-17 01:45 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bel Air kiwi 
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11-16-17 10:35 PM - Post#2714732    
    In response to 40grit

Hi John, nothing wrong with being frugal on a car build, particularly when you come up with real viable solutions.
Doesn't work so well on a date.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
lobucrod 
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11-18-17 01:16 PM - Post#2714869    
    In response to custom54

I used the pedal assembly from about a 64 chevrolet passenger car. No cable involved. Just cut a hole in the firewall in the appropriate place and fasten it to the firewall with sheet metal screws just like the factory did. Only fabbing necessary was to make the correct length rod to go from the pedal assembly to the carb. Many years had the same setup up until they all went to cables.

'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


Edited by lobucrod on 11-18-17 07:18 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 

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