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Old 02-11-2018, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Accelerator Foot Rest Location

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

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Old 02-11-2018, 02:18 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: Accelerator Foot Rest Location

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?

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Old 02-11-2018, 03:17 PM   #4
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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?

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Old 02-11-2018, 03:21 PM   #5
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Default Re: Accelerator Foot Rest Location

Please excuse me. I uploaded the wrong photo.

The correct photo is attached this time showing the accelerator foot rest parts.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:27 PM   #6
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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.
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Default Re: Accelerator Foot Rest Location

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.

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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.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:55 PM   #9
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If you set the high level with the gas pedal at your cruising speed, your foot will like you on a long tour! :-)
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:59 PM   #10
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Great Help Guys!!!! Thanks so very much!!!
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:28 PM   #11
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WHAT FOOTREST???????? Those things are a pain in the neck & always in the way!!!!
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:06 PM   #12
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Bill you need smaller feet.
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:25 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:23 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:28 PM   #15
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Without a footrest driving becomes uncomfortable for me.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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!
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If you set the high level with the gas pedal at your cruising speed, your foot will like you on a long tour! :-)
i was gonna say it would be very beneficial to adjust it where flat level ground cruising your foot is parallel to the board then hills you just have to tilt your foot.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:08 PM   #22
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I Learned how valuable the foot rest is the first time I drove an A when I was 16 back in the 80's. I Made Dad's little roadster buck like a rodeo horse. HAHA The throttle pedal is so light I don't know how you could drive one very well with out the foot rest. My 30' Chevy and 22' Buick have one also.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:54 PM   #23
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I have really experienced that accelerator bounce in first gear. I can take care of it either with the foot rest or the throttle. I am hoping that adding shocks to the car will help that bounce.

On another note, my wife has driven the A on a few occasions, but until yesterday had never started it from a dead cold start. A situation came up where she had to move the car. I had given her some info earlier and then coached her a bit with the cell phone. Her biggest issue was that the gas shut-off is so stiff she had to use both hands to open it. Other than that, she did pretty good, although the airplane checklist would probably be a good idea!
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