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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 28th, 01, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone made any modifications to their pedals that enables them to heal and toe more effectively? The stock position for the gas pedal is too low. The only way I can heal and toe is to put my heal on the brake and awkwardly put my toe on the gas. With this arrangement I am not able to effectively use the brake or blip the gas.

My preference would be to have toe on the brake and heal on the gas. This would require a higher gas pedal.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 28th, 01, 11:42 AM
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I'm not sure what year your car is, but in the early G.M.'s, the pedal pivoted at it's base off the floorboard. It pushed on the "linkage" that went through the firewall (and to the carburator).

What may be the best way to go would be to look through the street rod magazines for a "hanging" type pedal and throttle cable. You may want to look up "Lokar" (that may be spelled wrong) and get one of their catalogs.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 28th, 01, 11:50 AM
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I would experiment with a block on the gas pedal to raise it up.
When you get it the height you need, you might be able to pull it out and add something nicer to it, or weld an extension to the pedal.
I think you should leave the "old" pedal mount there to act as a stop when floored.

Just my guessing. I need to do the same thing to mine when I get it running again.
I used to autocross but almost never needed to heal and toe because I hardly shifted it.
Now I've learned how to heal and toe, and want to hit some racetracks when I get her going again.

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