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#1 NH88TSI

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:27 PM

Hey guys,
So im the the middle of an auto to manual swap on my 89 SHP. I have a 87 parts car that I hit a deer with and was totaled. I have already swapped in the clutch pedal assembly and brake pedal. (not the bracket just the pedal)

I noticed the accelerator pedal is very close to the brake pedal. Do I have to swap the accelerator pedal from the 5speed car? My parts car is 45 minutes away so i cant look at it to compare. I read on here someone said something about bashing the trans tunnel so the accelerator pedal didnt rub?

Any insight would be great!

Thanks in advance

Edited by NH88TSI, 05 December 2017 - 02:28 PM.






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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:26 PM

I had same issue. What I did was cut the brake pedal off of it's arm and moved it over to the left and welded back on. My big clown feet were getting tangled up.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:26 PM

I used the stock accelerator pedal from the auto car, the brake and clutch pedals from the stick car. They're close together, that all there is to it. Auto cars have a larger transmission tunnel, so things are more cramped. I just got used to it.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:49 AM

That makes sense. I was curious if the trans tunnel was bigger or not. Seems like a lot of work on their part to put an auto trans in these things.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:55 PM

Not really. Most cars use the knock-down kit method. That means they use different pieces and weld them into certain cars during production like firewall's and floor panels.
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:10 PM

I've done 2 swaps, one I bent the pedal over while it was in a vice, the other I swapped pedals.  It's users choice.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 06:09 PM

I drove a manual swapped car and liked the pedals close together. Made for easy throttle blips on the downshift. But, I usually drive barefoot because I always wear flip-flops and it was definitely a bit more difficult with shoes on. Not sure what the PO did to get the pedals lined up though, so not much help there. Sorry.

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