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Old 01-11-2020, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default New floorboards,where does rubber seal go?

The rubber seal for the gas pedal rod inside or firewall side" Searched everywhere and cannot find.
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:42 PM   #2
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My floorboards only had a hole where the pedal extension came through, when I installed new floorboards, I cut a piece of rubber floormat in a 2" circle,used small tacks and centered a hole for the rod. Covered nicely by the floormat, and is never seen.
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:48 PM   #3
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Inside the car, not on the firewall side
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:51 PM   #4
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What year and Model A? as there were three styles?
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Inside the car, not on the firewall side
Thank You, glad of that just got the upper board in my '31 roadster and was hoping I did not have to take back out to tack the seal in place.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:11 PM   #6
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there is welting for my 29 tudor that goes all around the edges. Bratton and others sell it happy model a ing.
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my mistake thought it was Starter switch push rod grommet.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:56 PM   #8
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there is welting for my 29 tudor that goes all around the edges. Bratton and others sell it happy model a ing.
Yes I tacked the welting on the board edges. Everything went good on this part of the project except forgetting the seal install on the accelerator hole. 74 years old glad I know where my garage is.
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:56 AM   #9
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Default Re: New floorboards,where does rubber seal go?

Original there would only have been the seal on the starter pedal mounted on the engine side. The accelerator pedal arm moves in an small arc so might need a slit or some type of bellow type.
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Authenticity aside do most install or leave off the two steel bottom support pieces that are set in place with tubular rivets?
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:21 AM   #11
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Authenticity aside do most install or leave off the two steel bottom support pieces that are set in place with tubular rivets?
I have them on as it seemes to add a little more support
I also have the transmission oil dip stick cut out and the cut floorboard to make battery access easier. Nice to not have to crawl under the car to check trans oil or pull the whole floor board to access the battery.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:57 AM   #12
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Well I did buy them but I think I will use woodscrews instead of the rivets.
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Caution. Don’t put anything down there that has a remote chance of sticking that gas pedal in the down position. Might ruin your whole day. I recommend adding a redundant throttle return spring at the carb. like modern cars. If that old spring fails, the throttle falls wide open.
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If that old spring fails, the throttle falls wide open.
That's when you turn the ignition OFF.
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