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DRR Sportsman
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70 Nova with BBC and 4500 carb. The stock linkage/pedal isn't working flawlessly anymore and I'm reading to bite the bullet. Who makes a quality setup that's fairly easy to install with the engine/trans in place.
 
Posts: 459 | Location: Maryland | Registered: January 23, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
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https://www.smithracecraft.com...-firebird-68-74-nova


Great set-up !!!! The only downside is you have to cut an opening in the cowl for the carb rod. If your car sits outside that may be a problem . They also sell a direct replacement set-up that looks nice, but I've never used that ............
 
Posts: 1421 | Location: Monroe twp nj | Registered: December 05, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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I went with a joes pedal and morse cable



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60 - 1.24
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Posts: 1434 | Location: St Marys | Registered: January 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
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We use the Smith Racecraft stock pedal replacement with the toe hook in our 69 Camaro with a BBC and a tunnel ram base. It was installed with the motor in place in like 20 minutes. Its a real nice piece.

https://www.smithracecraft.com...eplacement-gas-pedal


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427 BBC by S&S Speed Center, AFD, Enderle MFI by Spud Miller
Trackside Products, Sepanek Racing T400, Dynamic converter, Autoweld, Santhuff, Smith Racecraft,
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Posts: 105 | Location: upstate NY | Registered: January 15, 2018Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
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If you want cheap and easy go to a junk yard and unbolt a pedal assy from a GM RWD car like a Malibu or Monte Carlo. Throw the plastic pedal away and weld a flat piece of steel for a pedal. Weld a 1/4 bolt to the end of the rod where the cable hooked. Cut a hole for the rod and buy a throttle rod from Summit with adjustable ends that look like little heim joints. One end slips over the bolt you welded on and install nylock nuy. Other end use a bolt to attach to carb.
 
Posts: 1451 | Location: E TN | Registered: February 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
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I use Lokar pedal and cable. Never been disappointed in any of their stuff
 
Posts: 293 | Location: Nevada | Registered: February 01, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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Originally posted by qtrrcr:
I use Lokar pedal and cable. Never been disappointed in any of their stuff


I've tried their stuff 2 times in two separate cars. Never can get full throttle with return springs and carb linkage springs.

That is why I went with Morse cable. Push and pull capable, no stretch, and much better feel.
 
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Originally posted by 69427:
We use the Smith Racecraft stock pedal replacement with the toe hook in our 69 Camaro with a BBC and a tunnel ram base. It was installed with the motor in place in like 20 minutes. Its a real nice piece.

https://www.smithracecraft.com...eplacement-gas-pedal


That's the one. Peddle
 
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DRR S/Pro
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Originally posted by Mike Rietow:
That's the one. Peddle


Pedal


Tony Leonard
 
Posts: 3150 | Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN | Registered: March 18, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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The Smith Racecraft stuff looks good but I'd rather not cut a big slot in the firewall. Maybe their pedal assembly with a Morse cable would work. The Lokar pedal looks good to if I get a pull back welded on and use a Morse cable. Joe's pedal looks good too but I'm not sure how I'd hook a cable to it. Thanks for the replies.
 
Posts: 459 | Location: Maryland | Registered: January 23, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I wouldn't want a hole with a rod coming through my factory 69 Nova SS firewall either.

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Affirmative Tony - Pedal
 
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DRR Trophy
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I've tried their stuff 2 times in two separate cars. Never can get full throttle with return springs and carb linkage springs.[/quote]

ski-dwn-it, your right. I had the same problem when i first started using Lokar, until I realized that I was using too long of a cable and it was flexing and couldnt get full throttle. I ordered a shorter cable and that took care of my problem.
 
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No hole necessary with the stock replacement from Smith. It uses the factory hole and mounting holes. 15-20 minutes to install.

https://www.smithracecraft.com...eplacement-gas-pedal
 
Posts: 105 | Location: upstate NY | Registered: January 15, 2018Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR S/Pro
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I run one of smith pedals also. Exactly as stated, mounts to the factory pedal hole. Installation is easy. I can shoot some pics of it in my car if you would like.


Bill Simpkins
74 Nova
SBC 406
3240 pounds
Speierracing heads

60 1.27 (10/16)
1/8 6.03@111 (10/16)
Best 9.87@131 on the rev limitor 1 Feb 2013


nova

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Posts: 1829 | Location: San Angelo | Registered: March 07, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR S/Pro
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Here are the pictures

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Bill Simpkins
74 Nova
SBC 406
3240 pounds
Speierracing heads

60 1.27 (10/16)
1/8 6.03@111 (10/16)
Best 9.87@131 on the rev limitor 1 Feb 2013


nova

quarterpanelview

wheelie

FTI Converter
www.speierracingheads.com

 
Posts: 1829 | Location: San Angelo | Registered: March 07, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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Thanks Bill. I'm probably gonna get the Smith setup like yours and 69427. Did you install it with the engine/trans in the car?

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Posts: 459 | Location: Maryland | Registered: January 23, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR S/Pro
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It's been a while since I installed mine, bit I am pretty sure I installed it with the engine trans. Hardest part is just getting to the two bolts that hold it in.


Bill Simpkins
74 Nova
SBC 406
3240 pounds
Speierracing heads

60 1.27 (10/16)
1/8 6.03@111 (10/16)
Best 9.87@131 on the rev limitor 1 Feb 2013


nova

quarterpanelview

wheelie

FTI Converter
www.speierracingheads.com

 
Posts: 1829 | Location: San Angelo | Registered: March 07, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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I see now that the pedal comes off before sliding the piece through the firewall, I missed that before.
 
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