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09-08-2010, 03:30 PM
Hi, my chassis is nearly complete and ready for the body to go back on, however the foot pedals are really anoying me, they are rusty and the bushes etc are worn out. I went to GSF and they only do a throttle pedal repair kit which basically replaces the accelerator pedal with a plastic version with some new fittings etc, is it possible to get a new accelerator bar (the one that goes inside the brake and clutch levers, and maybe even replace the whole pedal assembly.
I was thinking of getting a hydraulic pedal box like those used in sevens, but the amount of modification puts me off, especially when the box starts off at 110.
I will probly sand blast the unit I have but they are in a naff state, would rather replace it.

09-08-2010, 03:58 PM
Have a look on machine7, coolair or vwheritage websites. Sure one of them will do a spare. If they dont or they're too expensive, maybe put a wanted ad on vzi?

09-08-2010, 07:29 PM
Just go for it!
Locost plus Jamar throttle.

09-08-2010, 09:41 PM
This is what I did







The throttle pedel uses a similar system to the beetle but uses one of 12 foot long throttle cabels from NF auto. Peter uses a hydraulic throttle.

The brakes can be bias set but I have never set them from how I put them in. THe car pulls up ok but I should check it one day.

All the best


04-01-2011, 11:48 PM
Ok, so I did it, spent the money before the VAT increase.
The pedal box arrived today and it looks idenical to bushboys except mine has an intergral throttle pedal.
Its basically a complete kit, came with a remote bias adjuster aswell so I can play with it while I drive (bad idea! :drive: )
The only things I need now are the slave cylinder, some copper brake line and unions and a clip to mount the clutch master cylinder to the pedal, its the gold clip you can see on bushboys photo, have no idea what they are called.
I have been looking into slave cylinders, I take it the jamar cylinders were designed for the t1 gearbox?
Are the willwood slaves, the ones with the rose jointed end any good.
Anybody got an idea where I can get one and what price, it seems like 50 is about cheapest.

05-01-2011, 09:29 AM
I got my clutch slave from Ebay.com and it's from Southern Speed and half the price of Wilwood and Jamar but technicly the same. I mounted mine in a rose joint on a SACO slave saver mount so the rods don't bend.
Here's a few current ones on Ebay
By the "gold clip" do you mean the 'clevis'?

05-01-2011, 12:22 PM
yeah, I mean the clevis.
Would like to pretty much copy what you have there peter, can you buy those saco brackets seperately without the whole kit?

Ok I found the clevis on rally design.

05-01-2011, 05:29 PM
As far as I know they only come in the kits (type 1, type 2, etc, but all you need is a slab of 10mm alloy (about 8 on ebay for a slab, always useful) and a M8 rose joint to make one and bolt it on the upper rear two side plate bolts, (I cut off the original cable holder with an angle grinder :shock: )
You can retain the original pedals and still have a hydraulic cluch by fiting the master inside the tunnel foward of the original cable.
Just tried Southerspeedracing.com and it seems to no longer be with us :cry: ,
For the clevis, depends on the thread on your cylinder rod) just search "clevis" on Ebay and there are loads for about 4

05-01-2011, 08:22 PM
Been playing with the pedal box today, I think I may need to shorten the threaded rod on the clutch master cylinder, its way too long.

Looking at the saco kits, they use a "CNC" slave, I can purchase this seperately for about 40, I can also get the saco bracket seperately in its own little kit, its only the postage from the states that kills the price.

BTW peter have you mounted the complete pedal assebly with the cylinders inside the car? Thats what Im hoping to do, much easier and keeps all of the moving parts out of the wet. I think the original pedals were too far away anyway.
Cant wait till the weather gets better so I can start putting her together.

21-03-2016, 09:08 AM
I was going to but found I needed the leg room so mine pops over the cross member. There is a 4" difference.

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21-03-2016, 09:22 AM
I don't know what the Nova is like forward of the front bulkhead but on the SS there is a large open area before one gets to the boot and a bulkhead that is flat up to the scuttle. I could easily fit pendulum pedals with rear facing cylinders and given the time and money I would go that route next time.

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21-03-2016, 09:37 AM
Just had a moment, my car is LHD so the clutch cylinder is to the outside of the floor where there is more room, on a RHD the clutch cylinder would be straight into the cross member requiring a cut out.

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