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I'm converting my 57 Chevy Bel Air 2DR HT to a four speed from a powerglide.
The car has factory power brakes, with a wide brake pedal. Does the brake pedal need to be changed out to accomadate the standard clutch pedal, or, can the same power brake pedal stay and just install the clutch pedal assembly. Thanks for any help on this.
May 12, 2008
You will need to change out the brake pedal with one from a standard shift car. You have to do this in order to have room for both pedals.
May 12, 2008
You will also need a specially designed floor shifter designed to go around the front of a full bench seat. If you decide to to use bucket seats then it won't make any differance on what type of shifter to use.
sources: I went through the experiance of installing one myself.
May 13, 2008
the clutch pedal assembly can be purchased from danchuk. comes with all componets needed for the linkage. if staying with the mechanical linkage. will need to weld a bracket to the frame for pivot arm. also if using stock motor mounts will need bell housing for that year.flywheel size, will need starter that corrispondes 168 or 153 tooth count. driveshaft may need different yoke and maybe shorten.
May 29, 2008