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JohnB15632 02-11-2018 02:10 PM

Accelerator Foot Rest Location
 

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Would anyone be able to tell me the location (distance) of the accelerator foot rest in relation to the accelerator cap?

Thanks,

wrndln 02-11-2018 02:18 PM

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The footrest hole is shown next to the throttle cutout (small hole for the threaded shaft of the footrest). Steve Watrous made the nice print. Double click on the link below to see Steve's print with dimensions.
Rusty Nelson

JohnB15632 02-11-2018 03:11 PM

Re: Accelerator Foot Rest Location
 

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Thank you to Rusty,

I have that drawing that you referenced. I made my upper floor board to this drawing. I inserted the hole, but had no idea why it was there.

The accelerator foot rest that I received from a parts vendor, comes with a plate that is secured to the floorboard with 3 wood screws.

The support plate also has a flat machined in it.

So, it the footrest support plate installed, centered over the hole in the floorboard?

The footrest itself is threaded to screw into the support plate and comes with a locking nut.

So, why the hole in the floorboard?

Thanks,

WHN 02-11-2018 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnB15632 (Post 1591741)
Thank you to Rusty,

I have that drawing that you referenced. I made my upper floor board to this drawing. I inserted the hole, but had no idea why it was there.

The accelerator foot rest that I received from a parts vendor, comes with a plate that is secured to the floorboard with 3 wood screws.

The support plate also has a flat machined in it.

So, it the footrest support plate installed, centered over the hole in the floorboard?

The footrest itself is threaded to screw into the support plate and comes with a locking nut.

So, why the hole in the floorboard?

Thanks,

Engine compartment looks great. Enjoy.

JohnB15632 02-11-2018 03:21 PM

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Please excuse me. I uploaded the wrong photo.

The correct photo is attached this time showing the accelerator foot rest parts.

JBill 02-11-2018 03:27 PM

Re: Accelerator Foot Rest Location
 

The hole is there so the foot rest won't bottom out against the floorboard if you adjust it so that it extends way through the threaded flange.

JohnB15632 02-11-2018 03:46 PM

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Now, that makes sense since you have said that. I just assumed that the foot rest was meant to be extended fairly high, about the height of the accelerator cap.

Much thanks!

wrndln 02-11-2018 03:50 PM

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JBill is correct, the hole is so the threaded part of the footrest can be lowered into the hole if desired. If you check the picture I attached above, you can see the flat part of the footrest plate faces the drivers side of the vehicle, with the threaded shaft aligned with the hole in the floorboard.
Rusty Nelson

Big hammer 02-11-2018 03:55 PM

Re: Accelerator Foot Rest Location
 

If you set the high level with the gas pedal at your cruising speed, your foot will like you on a long tour! :-)

JohnB15632 02-11-2018 03:59 PM

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Great Help Guys!!!! Thanks so very much!!!

BILL WILLIAMSON 02-11-2018 06:28 PM

Re: Accelerator Foot Rest Location
 

WHAT FOOTREST???????? Those things are a pain in the neck & always in the way!!!!
Bill Safe

daren007 02-11-2018 09:06 PM

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Bill you need smaller feet.

art ebeling 02-12-2018 08:25 AM

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The footrest on my original 31 floor board has the flat part on the bottom and a screw tip poking thru the relief on yhe back side.

100IH 02-12-2018 12:23 PM

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That footrest was put there to avoid breaking the torgue tube and/or the rear axle banjo. First gear is low and the car can lurch forward, throwing the driver to the rear where foot comes off the gas pedal, car stops lurching, driver tromps the gas ... ... ... At one point in time the castings were beefed up because of this.

daren007 02-12-2018 01:28 PM

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Without a footrest driving becomes uncomfortable for me.

Russ/40 02-12-2018 03:25 PM

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I think it was a necessity for driving on those rough and bouncy roads to prevent flooring the gas on big bumps.

California Travieso 02-12-2018 05:33 PM

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After not driving my car for a while, I tried to start it by pressing the foot rest! It's hard to remember wher everything is on these cars. My wife said I need a check sheet like the pilots have to start the car.

I probably need one for shutoff too, so I won't forget to turn off the key after I run the carb dry like I did the other day.

It's tough getting old.

David Serrano

wrndln 02-12-2018 05:50 PM

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I have a hard time remembering the open and closed position of the gas shutoff valve. I made a little sign and hung it on the gas line next to the shutoff - problem solved, I think.
Rusty Nelson

100IH 02-12-2018 07:21 PM

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The gas must flow down and out to the carb -- handle points down. Off- hold back the flow -- handle crosses the downward flow.

BILL WILLIAMSON 02-13-2018 04:09 PM

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I "put the screws to it"---Screwed a re-po '46 Ford gas pedal to the wood floor & it rested on top of that useless button & now I can gas it, even in the DARK!---AND, I cobbled up a push button starter button, to get rid of that PESKY starter button!
Bill Modifier


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