Cable type gas pedal for early A

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  1. DART66GT

    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4 FABO Gold Member

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    Has anyone put a cable type gas pedal assy. in a 62 Lancer? If so what did you use? I have a setup from a 72 Dart which doesn't leave the pedal in the right place.
     
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    64mopar Well-Known Member

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    I put this one in my 64 barracuda and it looks nice and works out very well.
    I just used a piece of 1 and 1/2 inch square tubing to help position where I want.

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  3. Hyper_pak

    Hyper_pak Old School Chrysler Fan

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    If you use the factory stuff I think one like that used on the 64-66 Barracudas and Darts would fit the firewall better.
     
  4. AJ/FormS

    AJ/FormS 68 B'cuda fb, Form S clone ... 367/A833/3.55s

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    Back in the early to mid 70s,I put a cable pedal on my 65 Valiant when I put a 340 in it. I don't recall what I used but I was just a 20ish yr old kid with no resources, so it must not have been too complicated. I remember well taking off the slanty stuff, but nada on the cable stuff. I'll guess something off a Demon or Duster.
    If the pedal doesn't sit right, maybe you can bend the arm. Take the plastic off, and use a lil heat and voila. Three of my most-used tools are my hammer and my vise and my torch. I use them on everything lol.
     
  5. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    The 65 is a floating pedal pushing on an arm. If you need the real stuff, look for an A/C equipped car as they had cable throttles, not the knuckle shaft contraption. If your hard up for a runner in a hurry you could use a Ford ie. pinto or maverick mustang 2 pedal as its just a 2 bolts at the pivot and a little fork at the end that captures the cable ferrule.
     
  6. DART66GT

    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4 FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks for the rep!ies. I think the 72 pedal will work. But I will probably have to bend the rod some.
     
  7. 70DartMike

    70DartMike Too many projects

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    I just put a pedal from a '69 Dart into my '65 Valiant 318 4 speed. I moved the pedal over to the left about 2" because the original position had the pedal hitting the 4 speed hump. Pretty simple, I had to drill a new 1" hole in the firewall for the cable to go through, and 2 holes for the mounting bolts. I bent the rod the pedal attaches to slightly for more throttle.
    You can just see it there behind the brake pedal. 20191012_181600.jpg
     
  8. DART66GT

    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4 FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks for the pic! It looks like mine needs to move to the right a little but the tunnel is right there. So I think I will have to bend the arm to get it right and bend it up to get more throttle.
     
  9. DART66GT

    DART66GT 62 Lancer GT - B Body 8 3/4 FABO Gold Member

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    I had a 72 pedal, and I heard the earlier late 60's pedal would fit so I bought one. Turns out they are exactly the same except for the pedal it's longer on the older one . I may Get the 65-66 v8 one to complete my collection. The pedal to the edge of the pic is a 64 olds....

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