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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Wilwood Pedal's - installing on a completed car?

I have a Mark II with donor pedals. For my next upgrade I would like to upgrade the pedals.

1. Is it possible to install these on a completed car?
2. Does the Fortes / Wilwood setup work with a "stock" power brake booster?

Any other options?


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The Wilwood pedals I got with my complete kit come with their own remote MC resevoirs, one for the front brakes, and one for the rear, and have a built in bias adjustment.
Not sure how this would work with your existing power booster and MC. Pictures are from the setup and installation on the build school car last month:





This would be a question to call Forte's or FFR about.

Maybe others have used a different setup and will chime in.


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Based on what I have dealt with on my coupe (basically the same as MKII) - you might have to have access to the outside top of the fooxbox - so body removal might be in order.

I have not seen a way to make it work with power brakes. Since your stock booster pulls outward, and the Wilwoods push the MC inward, I think it would be pretty tough to do.

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There are several different configurations for Wilwood pedal setups...check their web site...also, here's a related thread-link:


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It is definitely worth the time to remove the body. More then likely, you will have to remove the top two panels of the footbox to access the pedal area. Be careful setting the body on something so you do not scratch the paint. To remove the body pull up from the rear first and rock the body over the door hinge area one at a time, then push it forward a little to clear the front quick jack mounts and up and off.

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