I think I would like to install a dead pedal so my left foot will have a home while I'm cruising down the road.
If you have a Moss unit installed I would like to hear how you like it and also how it mounts. Is there an option as far as mounting location to account for different leg lengths?
If you have made your own I would love it if you would post some pics and info as far as construction, mounting, etc..
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I am making my own deadpedal. The Moss item is expensive.
I am using a reproduction accelerator pedal from a 1935 to 54 Ford. I paid $11. one end has a hinge and plate. The rubber is an exact match to the MGB pedals.
I have not installed yet but I plan to use a small 3 inch steel channel at the top bolted through the firewall and attach the hinged end to the top and rest the bottom on the carpet. Cost should not exceed $20.
Best of luck with your project.
Got pics? Also source?
There was a dead pedal in our '67 Datsun 1600 and I have never felt it was necessary. Is it just so you have somewhere to rest your left foot at a comfortable angle while cruising?
The dead pedal from a 90's RX-7 fits fine, and blends in with the other pedals. Meaning, it doesn't glow in the dark or anything....
I too am planning to make one and plan to install it the way the Moss ones are. Moss provides instruction on their site on how theres are installed.
I made a simple dead pedal for my Midget from a piece of 1" angle. I cut and angled it to match the angle of my right foot when on the accelerator and installed it by bolting it to the floor pan on each end. Simple and just wide enough to give some support to my foot while not interfering with the clutch. I cut it so that the closed side of the angle was next to the clutch pedal to help prevent the edge of my shoes from catching on it, something to be aware of with any dead pedal. It is probably the best thing I've ever done to the car in terms of driver comfort on longer trips, really reduced my leg fatigue while keeping my foot close to the clutch pedal in case of an emergency.
Here's a picture of the dead pedal Jeffnc put in the Ultimate B.
I made one for my autocross 'B'
It IS necessary if you want to keep yerself in place...................
I noodled around on Moss's site but couldn't find the instructions for the dead pedal installation as you mentioned. Could you send me a link, please?
You could almost make one of those out of a piece of angle iron. Does it just bolt into the sheet metal?
Here's the link to the instructions on Moss' website:
Thanks Mark, I just wasn't getting to the right place.
well, that just sucks for us folks that have the brights switch down there.
That's why jeff made his for the ultimate B so much smaller.
The Moss pedal totally covers the light switch. eeeeek!
George - A dead pedal is very useful when doing any "spirited" driving like auto-x, or racing or rallying. It really helps to plant you in the seat better.
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