American Powertrain pedals

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    Getting ready to do the 4 speed conversion on 67 barracuda . Would it be easier to use american powertrains 4 speed pedals? From what I understand that their pedals simply slide on the automatic bracket . I dont need the overspring cause im using a diapham clutch. Anybody ever do this?
     
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      Come on none you did this? Thought it might be a good idea . Never took that bracket assembly off .Looks like a pain getting under there.
       
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      Their about the same price as the assembly's from Brewers too.
       
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      The bracket is the same auto or manual, doesn't matter, so its basically the pedals, pin, and interlock switch. It depends on what you want. Usually OE clutch pedals need new bushings and a lot of cases a new clutch pedal shaft.

      To take the bracket out, the master cylinder nuts come off, the steering column out, a brace under the dash and a couple more bolts. It should take about an hour to get it out. You will have a tough time if it's even possible to install the clutch pedal with the bracket under the dash.
       
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      So I guess my real question is with the american powertrain kit ,there's no need to take the whole assembly out? Because that would be cool.I only see magazine adds for it, not a real process. I asking if someone has done it with their kit and said yeah thats way easier vs the normal way.
       
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      Why would anyone do that? $425 for pedals when you can find used manual pedals for much much less. I bought a set for $125. I know they go for more but there out there.

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      Maybe 125.00 then have to rebulid used junk? I don't know thats why i'm asking.Just thought maybe easier then taking off steering and other chit.Brewers and Passion want 450.00 for used rebuilt.Ebay about the same. Maybe craigslist or swapmeet sure.
       
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      Cause the Trump economy says I can...lol
       
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        I had to remove the clutch pedal in my 67 dart. Tried to remove the pedal itself, not enough room to get it out, not even close. I ended up taking everything around it loose and dropping the whole assembly.
         
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        Thanks. Thats my answer. Would have thought there would be room.
         
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        There is room to removed the pedals (clutch and/or brake) without removing the entire assembly. Just remember to drop the e-brake assembly (no need to disconnect)...simple pin on the bracket near the handle.

        It is an BIG advantage if you understand how the everything comes apart on the assembly beforehand.

        take a chance....Columbus did.
         
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        Dropped my e brake and it still wouldn’t come out.
         
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        So I ended up taking the whole assembly off ..wasnt to hard. I think theres not enough room like others have said. At least my roll pin on the steering shaft came out easy too.
         
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        Wish4,
        Thanks for the post! I am literally knee deep in this right now. Oh how I wish I had found this prior to yesterday. I slashed the underside of my dash to pieces yesterday complete with setting myself on fire under the dash. I am trying to utilize the 2010 pedal assembly from donor car into my 72 Demon. Thing is huge. What a great solution. Yet another classic case of me being impatient and over zealous with cut off wheel. I will say it again research research research prior to diving in. But I did get it to fit.

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          You obviously did not use the proper language. Remove the Jesus clip, unbolt the master cylinder push rod and pedal locking bracket....then throw in a couple of properly timed MFers and those pedals will almost fall out......works for me every time.
           
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