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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 09, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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staggered brake pedal to clutch position

My 69 Camaro has the clutch and brake pedals the same distance from the floor board. I've noticed some first gens have a brake pedal that is closer to the floor, kinda half-way between the clutch and the gas pedal. Is there some sort of adjustment I can make to achieve that? The benefit is that it would take less time to move my right foot off the gas and on to the brake.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 09, 10:39 AM
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Re: staggered brake pedal to clutch position

Is your car manual or power brakes? The pedal is lower on a power brake setup because less travel is needed.

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Re: staggered brake pedal to clutch position

I've got manual brakes, so I guess that's it. Not that I'm a road and track ace or anything, but if the pedals in the car I'm driving allow it I like to practice my heal and toe technique to match revs, and it needs lots of practice. The Camaro's pedal placement make it tough. Thanks!
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Re: staggered brake pedal to clutch position

use a line lock, we put one on our haul truck dualley, hold the button, let go when you
want to. No it will not do the heel and toe, shift in a turn, works great at a stop on a
hill,
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Re: staggered brake pedal to clutch position

I adjusted the rod on my manual brake car down and made a longer brake pedal bump stop to make up for the loss in rod length. It lowered my pedal a little more than 1 inch and the brakes work perfect!
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Re: staggered brake pedal to clutch position

I think a line lock solves a different requirement. Like John says, good at stops for big smokey burnouts, or as a hill-holder, but *not* for heel and toe'n your Dually! :-) I'll look into the adjustments Doug mentions to get more of what I'm looking for. Thanks!
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Re: staggered brake pedal to clutch position

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I'll look into the adjustments Doug mentions to get more of what I'm looking for. Thanks!
Barry. I was getting tired of hitting my leg on the steering wheel every time i went from the gas pedal to the brake pedal. Something had to be done. If you need any pointers when you go to do it, just send me a pm.
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