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Relative height of clutch and brake pedals
#1
I am trying to get an idea of how high does the clutch pedal rests with respect to the brake pedal. Since I just converted my car from auto to a 5-sp manual, I don't have a reference point. If you have a manual transmission please post a picture of the pedals and if you can let me know the height from the brake pedal to the clutch pedal. By "height" I mean the distance between the pedals measured parallel to the firewall.
Thank you.

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#2
If you are not comfortable, making an adjustable length clutch rod only takes a little effort. Are you using a mechanical linkage? If so I can measure mine for you.

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(10-09-2018, 07:02 PM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: If you are not comfortable, making an adjustable length clutch rod only takes a little effort.  Are you using a mechanical linkage?  If so I can measure mine for you.

I am using the cable from MDL. At this point I want to get an idea of how high the pedal typically rests so I can compare it to mine.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
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#4
Ideally, if it were me, I'd make the clutch and brake pedal exactly the same height. I remember in the old school, hot rodding, the clutch pedal always sat a couple inches above the brake pedal. I don't know why, but I think it had to do with the amount of throw needed to disengage the clutch. shrug

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(10-09-2018, 08:40 PM)mudbilly Wrote: Ideally, if it were me, I'd make the clutch and brake pedal exactly the same height. I remember in the old school, hot rodding, the clutch pedal always sat a couple inches above the brake pedal. I don't know why, but I think it had to do with the amount of throw needed to disengage the clutch. shrug

I agree. I prefer it to be at the same height but then I can't get enough travel to disengage the clutch. That's why I would like to see how it normally sits in our Mustangs to compare to what I have now.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#6
brake pedal 6 1/4" Clutch pedal 7 1/4 Measured from the top of the pedals down to the toeboard on an angle close to that of their operation

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#7
Tony, for me being short, I need my clutch pedal set quite a bit higher than the brake (by modifying the rubber stop) so I can get he travel I need. I am referring to stock 4 speed and Z bar set-up, but it come down to where YOU are comfortable in the car. i.e. your driving position, how far from the steering wheel you like to be, leg length so you can disengage the clutch, you get the idea.
If I was to redo mine, which I'm not about to now, I would reposition the entire pedal set-up to bring them forward a couple of inches to give me more room between s/wheel and me as well as give a better sightline to my sport mirrors ( that's another change I'd make, move them forward 2" on the doors)
What I'm saying in a nut shell is "where are YOU comfortable".
Hope that helps you decide.
Geoff.
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#8
I'm running the MDL cable set up and my clutch pedal is about 1" maybe slightly less higher than the brake pedal.

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#9
I would have to go and check to see. I think and am pretty sure when original there is a government specification of the relationship between brake and clutch. I seem to recall they were not even in that spec. I think is to keep from catching brake when using clutch or vise versa.
I have issues with many manual cars due to my big fat feet. I wear a wide or extra wide 13 or 14 shoe which gets in the way of everything. Then add 6'5" and nothing ever fits.


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(10-10-2018, 09:15 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I would have to go and check to see. I think and am pretty sure when original there is a government specification of the relationship between brake and clutch. I seem to recall they were not even in that spec. I think is to keep from catching brake when using clutch or vise versa.
I have issues with many manual cars due to my big fat feet. I wear a wide or extra wide 13 or 14 shoe which gets in the way of everything. Then add 6'5" and nothing ever fits.

 David, not to get too personal here, but does the "Mountain" in your user name refer to where you live. or your physical size?
You're a big boy for sure.
From "short-ass" Geoff.
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