All of these look great! Thanks for sharing in the Originality sub-forum
FFR 3378 - 503 BB, $old and missed
RCR GT40 - 1051P clone, $old
FFR 7991 - becoming a 289 FIA with a Mr. Bruce body, 331, dual quads, T-5, IRS, Trigo pin drive wheels, and Goodyear billboards http://www.bills289fia.com
Looks real nice. Which pedals are those and can you show me how they attach from the rear? I ordered a set a while ago, forget which ones they are. They looked cheap, not like yours, I ended up not using them and throwing them in the parts box.
Location: Blackberry Township, IL (west of Geneva)
Akpingel - I rolled the aluminum flashing (.025 from the local hardware store) over a shipping tube that a poster came in - the tube was about 4" in diameter, so it made a good form for matching the main chassis tube. I added some 3M strip caulk to seal it against the chassis tube and the bottom of the footbox wall before riveting it all together. It really added to the rigidity of that panel, too!
Patpur - I used the AC pedals from Finishline. They came rough cast and not machined on the back tab. I painted the fronts, then ran them over a belt sander to take the black Rustoleum off of the flat surfaces, then added a slot and a cross-drilled hole in the tabs on the back. The donor pedal arms were modified by cutting off the pads at the end, welding on a vertical rib, then welding on a small tab for springs. The clutch and brake pedal now pivot with my feet as pressure is applied and spring back to position when not being used.
Here's the best picture I have of the finished pedal installation - note that I've changed the throttle pedal stop, too, in the second picture which shows the '65 Mustang hood bumper that I used as a stop (cost all of $1.65 for the part):
Picked-up at FFR - 10/10/09
First start and go-kart - 9/19/12
"As smoke is blown away; so blow them away." Psalm 68:2
I might suggest that before you set your throttle pedal stop permanently, that you try some heel-toe moves, while sitting in the seat. I found that my throttle pedal position was set to high, so when I had my foot holding the brake pedal down fully, I couldn't reach the throttle pedal.
This made for starting off on a steeper incline.. hmmm.. lets say very interesting..
You may also be able to adjust the brake pedal, if you have the adjustable rod, to help in getting the pedal heights set. Easier now, then when the foot-box is buttoned up.
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