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Old 05-01-2011, 08:26 PM
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Didn't someone just suggest using 427 footboxes in a 289 for more foot room? I will compare the 4000 footbox width to the originals. It looks like you have about 1/2" less between brake and clutch than me. I remember trying yours out and it felt pretty good.

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by twobjshelbys View Post
Well, the lights in the room just got bright...

I'd been trying the heel-and-toe downshift on the Cobra with no success.

Then this week at the Bondurant school I got to drive a Corvette and a Formula Mazda and really practice and use it...

Today I powered up the Cobra and tried it again.

Well, there's no way. The spacing from the brake to the accelerator pedal is way too far to reach with roll of the ankle. If I were to guess it's more like the distance would be more to the ankle bone - way too far to consider it working.

Are they all like this???

Can someone post a picture of their pedals? I'll get one of mine and try to get a tape measure in the photo.
The original pedal configuration is terrible on these cars, I fabricated new pedals that move the clutch as far to the left as possible and then built a new wider brake pedal that allows you to left foot brake or roll on the throttle for downshifts. I have large feet (size 13) and could not drive the car properly with the original pedals. My throttle is stock in size but has a much longer travel. I used all the same bushing design and ratios on the lower end of the pedals just changed the size and offset on top half. The throttle is in just the right spot to blip from a fully applied brake position.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:20 PM
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Cobra 3170 can you post pics of your mod and show before/after. Also what mfg of cobra do you have?
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:46 PM
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Cobra 3170 can you post pics of your mod and show before/after. Also what mfg of cobra do you have?
I posted a couple of pictures in my gallery of the pedals along with an upside down tape (sorry about that but you will get the idea). Now I should tell you that the brake was initially 2" wider on the throttle side ,note the big offset.
I finally trimmed it to the current width because I have huge feet (size 13) and I kept catching the throttle during brake application with narrower feet I would go for a wider brake pedal. This set up is great if you like to left foot brake.
The original pedals are crated up with all the other stuff so really no photo available other than what Computerworks has of original cars. The manufacturer of this car was ol Shel hisself in 1965. I fabed the pedals with bronze bushes just like the originals and they fit in the stock foot box.
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