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#1485166 Thu Jan 26 2023 01:14 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 519
In the process of replacing my floor panels I eliminated the original gas pedal pivot bracket. Before I salvage it from my pile of removed scrap metal and try to determine how to connect it to my SBC Holley carburetor I am interested in what others have done.

If you stayed with the original pedal how did you connect the pedal to the carburetor/throttle body?

If you "upgraded" to a newer style pedal any insight regarding what worked for you in terms of pedal source and connection to the carburetor/throttle body would be appreciated.

1949/50 3600 Project
WICruiser #1485210 Thu Jan 26 2023 06:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,887
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Lokar makes some nice pedals and cables.

WICruiser #1485274 Fri Jan 27 2023 04:09 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 10,561
I used a Taskforce linkage and gas pedal (new from a common vendor) for my 350 in a 1949 and a 1952.
The Taskforce gas pedal attaches to the AD pedal bracket just fine. You need to be a little creative with the linkage mounting bracket (bend it here and there) on the firewall to make it fit.

WICruiser #1485289 Fri Jan 27 2023 12:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 519
Thanks for the insights.

I don't recall having any linkage bracket on the engine side of the firewall but my truck had been taken apart by others prior to my purchase and I did not pay a lot of attention to the engine related items when I took it apart because I knew I was planning to install a SBC.

1949/50 3600 Project
WICruiser #1485322 Fri Jan 27 2023 05:47 PM
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I would go with the hanging pedal. Easier to deal with carpets and mats. Less tiring on the right leg on longer trips. Your SBC carb will be designed to work with a cable. My truck has the original pedal, but I used the hanging pedal on a previous project. I got the pedal and mounting parts from a donor car and the cable assembly from Lokar. This is what I mean (for illustration purposes):

Get the parts from a donor - should be cheap - maybe free if you are getting something else.

1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
WICruiser #1485354 Fri Jan 27 2023 10:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,917
Dodge trucks(cars also probably) have suspended/cable fuel pedals too that could also be converted!


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
WICruiser #1485359 Fri Jan 27 2023 11:05 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 519
Thanks for the additional thoughts/options. It is tough time of year to wander around the one salvage yard I can still get into but once the weather breaks it sound like I need to plan a trip.

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WICruiser #1485425 Sat Jan 28 2023 11:53 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,142
I much prefer the Ford hanging pedal and cable to carb set up as it takes a round (vs square) hole in the firewall and has an integral return spring. Here is a shot of the install plus a bonus shot of making a temp bulb fitting to use the factory temp gauge. This is on the popular S10 chassis conversion but works on many apps.

Firewall cable mount bracket at 11:00 position near the brake booster:
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Carb end of cable showing built in blue return spring:
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Bonus shot of fitting in V8 manifold for temp gauge bulb:
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WICruiser #1485427 Sat Jan 28 2023 12:54 PM
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Posts: 519
Thanks for the additional suggestions and photos they will be helpful in my quest to keep my project moving forward.

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WICruiser #1487624 Mon Feb 13 2023 04:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 171
I used the lokar pedal. Works fine so far. I moved the master cylinder back to the frame (it had been moved to the firewall at some point).

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