Cheapo Pedal options

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Cheapo Pedal options

Postby bgkast » 16 Jan 2014, 09:12

In my search for a hanging pedal setup it was suggested that I look at an assembly from a triumph as a cheaper option.

Both the TR4:
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and Spitfire:
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look like they could work. Obviously you would want to use a newer dual-circuit brake master with these for safety. I may give these a try on my car. I don't want to spend more on my pedals than my engine! :lol:

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Re: Cheapo Pedal options

Postby jaxmadine » 16 Jan 2014, 13:23

Ive got a set of those laying about if u need measurements. They are actually fairly long.

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Re: Cheapo Pedal options

Postby bgkast » 16 Jan 2014, 13:28

Yeah, measurements from the pedal to the pivot and the pivot to the hole where the master connects would be great.

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Re: Cheapo Pedal options

Postby carlm » 17 Jan 2014, 09:52

I hope you're not planning to use the Triumph master cylinders. Speaking as an long-time fan of British sports cars who's owned several Triumphs, I can tell you that the hydraulics they used are troublesome and prone to leakage. I had a '65 Spitfire for a while and had to rebuild the brake and clutch master cylinders on the thing every year or so.
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Re: Cheapo Pedal options

Postby roy928tt » 17 Jan 2014, 14:56

I'm afraid, I've got to agree, that this is not going the way I would go. Old English stuff is rarely the wise way.

If I had decided not to purchase a "Tilton" pedal box then I would be building my own, hell if your going to build an entire car, a pedal box isn't going to be a stretch.

I'll post a photo of the one I built for my race car when I get back home.

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Re: Cheapo Pedal options

Postby bgkast » 17 Jan 2014, 17:00

No I would run a different master cylinder. Something like this would be perfect, but they cost over $200, so your not saving much over the race pedal setup.

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Re: Cheapo Pedal options

Postby jaxmadine » 18 Jan 2014, 18:20

I had the dimensions, but forgot where I put them. Might be in my car.
The whole pedal is 12 inches long tho.

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Re: Cheapo Pedal options

Postby dpkilty » 04 Sep 2014, 09:56

I'll bring this back up since I just got an email with some interesting pedal info...

http://secure.chassisshop.com/partlist/5663/

Is it possible that could be a good substitute pedal assembly? Dual master cylinders allow front and rear bias adjustment and it looks as though the reservoirs aren't very, nor do they take up much vertical space.

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Re: Cheapo Pedal options

Postby Midlana1 » 04 Sep 2014, 11:49

To be fair, the Tilton/Wilwood units include the clutch pedal, which these don't.


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