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Hanging brake pedal on a CK?
Did anyone do it.
If yes,please describe the procedure.
I used a pedal assembly including the M/C, Brake booster and
proportioning valve from an 89 Camaro IROC. It required I reinforce the
firewall with a 3/16" metal plate bent to the contours of the
firewall.I also added some reinforcing structure to support the top of
the pedal assembly.
It ended up at about the same angle as the Camaro. I also used the
power brake booster which required a modification of the fender well. A
smaller booster unit would not require those mods. I also adapted a set
of Monte Carlo calipers and discs to the front spindles.
Just depends on how far you want to go.
You can also try these folks:
Art Morrison chassis
the guy that builds the front end kit for ck cars and advertises in TW
also makes a conversion kit for the swinging pedals on a ck. I saw it
at the international meet, looked like a well built peice. I forget the
Originally Posted by pszikszai
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53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
57 SH (project)
60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)
This is not an easy or inexpensive conversion. Many of the hanging
pedal lashups where builders used wrecking yard parts aren't totally
successful. A while back, a local rod shop had to repair one a
home-builder installed which fatigued the firewall and cracked the
sheet metal. It required removing a the engine to repair and reinforce
You asked about hanging pedals, but here's an alternative for serious
fabricators. Of all the cars I've ever driven, the older BMWs and
Porsches with the floor-mounted pedals had the best feel and action.
Since the C/Ks have all that room down below the floor anyway, next one
I do, I'm looking at this setup. https://www.wilwood.com/Images/PEDALS...40-1289-lg.jpg
It isn't cheap, but they come up for sale on eBay from time to time. It
wouldn't require any more fabrication than a good-science hanging pedal
Last edited by PackardV8; Today at 02:07 PM.
We've used that floor-mount pedal setup for years on our race cars
(oval track). Ours uses a balance bar with a knob-type adjuster. We
also use the mate to it for the hydraulic clutch. About as bulletproof
as one can get.
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