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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 02:28 PM
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I know I'm reviving a thread from the dead. But does anyone have the dimensions hole center to hole center from the Shankle heel and toe kit?

I have a parts car and can easily fab something up.

Jim and Ed: If I do the accelerator pedal mod, will I be sorry if and when I do the master cylinder mod?

I need more legroom regardless though.
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 05:36 PM
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Nevermind. I reverse engineered it using proportions from the instruction sheet and applying them to real world parts. I now have it all put together and ready to install. Thanks to Papajam for his valuable input and encouragement.

What a pain to install!! the old linkage barely comes out even when you cut off the throttle tang.

Now we know why Shankle designed his the way he did. Too bad I didn't get to buy the kit that sold last week in the classifieds here on the BB. I coulda fabbed up some more kits.

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I did it.

It's wonderful as a modification. Too bad the Shankle kits aren't readily available anymore.
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 09:29 AM
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I went with the roller bearing gas pedal mod. that someone pointed me to 2 or 3 years ago...and love it....not cramping any more and can do the toe/heel I learned in Europe in the 60s..

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The real issue I found was that the gas pedal was too high and too horizontal. A very easy and reversible solution: make a new pedal out of some angle aluminum that doesn't tilt outward so much. All you need is a hacksaw, a drill, and a file. Spray with truck bedliner when done. It's two bolts to remove and go back to stock.



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I copied this one as told me by someone here on BB...no picture of mine as installed ,but looks exactly the same..
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I guess this thread won't die......

I tried the extender block on the brake pedal mentioned by conedriver. I made mine 7/8" thick at the middle of the block and made a concave radius to match the existing pedal contour. I topped it with a modified OMP pedal plate I got from Centerline.

I was worried that the extra effort to raise your foot to the higher pedal would be annoying but on my first test I did not notice it at all. Static position shows the brake pedal 2" higher than the accelerator and so far so good. I'll likely trim the lower right corner of the OEM pedal to match the block and plate if this ends up working well.


I used an amazing, light weight, dimensionally stable, easy to work material for my block.....Honduras mahogany.
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