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Old 12-23-2021, 12:28 AM
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Hey Guys...

Anyone have any foot well pics? I'm struggling to figure out how the gas pedal and brake pedal is going to fit. I've got the brake pedal bar bent so it is very close to the inside of the frame rail and I really am having a hard time visulaizing how the gas pedal is going to fit.

I'm thinking about welding up a pedal bar that will bend over the top of my frame rail or go under and come up on the outside of the rail.....

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Old 12-23-2021, 07:20 AM
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Different builds take a different work around so, you may have a better result if you'll post pics for us to help suggest ideas.
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Old 12-23-2021, 08:51 AM
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Thanks OI....I'll do that today.
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Old 12-23-2021, 11:24 PM
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So here's some pictures.If I'm going to be able to drop my trans I'll need to make my trans tunnel follow that angled piece of 1 x2. I did get a trans mounted shifter so the only thing to that side will be the linkage. I'm thinking I will have to get creative with my brake pedal and have it above the frame rail or bring it under and up on the outside of the frame rail. And I got a small......foot )
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Old 12-24-2021, 08:57 AM
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I don't give the tranny that much side to side room in my builds, I only give it an inch on each side.
Not the best pics but maybe they will help


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I have studied your pictures and I think you have enough room there for a gas pedal. If you mount the pedal pivot on the firewall and keep the pedal fairly high off the floor, you can have it above the transmission pan rim. The trans tunnel will slope toward the right enough that your foot can reach the pedal handily. You may have to put a chunk of 2X4 on the floor to keep your heel raised up a wee bit. I have confidence that you're still doing fine.
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Old 12-24-2021, 04:45 PM
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Thanks Merc. I installed my trans mounted shifter this morning and it came with it's own trans lever. It won't be as far out and give me another 1.5"or so.

I'll poder your suggestion when I get back out to the garage tonight. Right now I have Santa Claus company.

Merry Christmas Merc!
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Old 12-24-2021, 04:48 PM
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I don't give the tranny that much side to side room in my builds, I only give it an inch on each side.
Not the best pics but maybe they will help


Thanks OI. I'm gona get back on this tonight and see if I can go narrower. Thanks for the pictures.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2021, 11:08 PM
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I installed my trans mounted shifter today and it came with it's own lever for the trans. It's flat and tight to the trans....that gives me a little extra room. I'm gona mess around with some cardboard again to see how tight I can make it.

I've been thinking I'd shape a combo tunnel and console but need to concentrate on just the tunnel right now.

I've watched a bunch of Youtubes of people pulling 700R4 transmissions to get an idea how much room I need to drop it. It looks like Bob is correct on the 6" is plenty and maybe the tunnel can be tight cause it is going to drop down. I just don't want to weld this all in and have interferences.

I should get the dam torque converter so I can do a dry run. I talked to Hughes on the converter and the dud suggested a 2500 stall 25-2L. One of my buddy;s is telling me the drivibility of the 2500 stall is going to make for a rough take off. I looked up stock and they are 1600 to 1800. The hughes guy selected the converter based on a lot of info....rear ratio, cam duration, estimated hp, tire dia, weight ect. You guys know anything about TC's and this stall speed / driveabilty jazz?

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Old 12-25-2021, 12:29 AM
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A 2,200 to 2,500 would work just fine.
My 37 has a 2,500 to 2,800 and it works just fine too.
My 392 Hemi has a Sig Erson 280 cam with 3.25 rear end 700r4 tranny and it doesn't lack for performance in any gear.
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