View Full Version : Brake and Clutch Pedals along with Power Booster mount

01-18-2011, 02:53 PM
It took a few weeks, but my son and I were able to figure out what to do for mounting a brake and clutch pedal on a bucket frame and still clear the bell housing and have leg room. Likewise, mounting a clutch master and power brake booster - I'm proud of the work he did. I have to say, for not owning a shop, we have pretty clean results. Pedals were changed around to now ride on bearings as well - Pics are being put up in the gallery - Enjoy

01-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Not many of us using manual transmissions. I'm in the process of pulling my Muncie M21 and shoehorning a Tremec TKO 600 5 speed in its place. A bit of tunnel carving and a few other details.


01-20-2011, 09:09 AM
Very nice do you have any bottom side pics.

01-20-2011, 12:17 PM
OK, this one, Muncie still in
And this one, Tremec TKO 600 5 speed going in.


01-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Here is a video of a 4 speed in a Spirit Bucket. <iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QQDwsaTFvlc" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe>

01-20-2011, 08:46 PM

Watched that video all the way through, it was great stuff. Loved it about 3/4's through, he asked for its stall speed.

01-21-2011, 09:21 AM
You have to give me some slack though. We were talking about brakes and I do have this issue with short term memory loss. My wife also says I have about a 2 min. attention span.

01-21-2011, 02:13 PM
You have to give me some slack though. We were talking about brakes and I do have this issue with short term memory loss. My wife also says I have about a 2 min. attention span.

Opps, foot in mouth, I didn't know you were the one conducting the interview. I'd rather have a short memory like you, than a big mouth like me.



01-21-2011, 02:36 PM
Hey I have a short memory and a mouth big enough to stick both my feet in.

01-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Glad to hear no harm done. You do have a great speaking voice.

01-22-2011, 10:21 AM
That video gave us the inspiration for making her a 4 speed - he did some very nice work under there.

01-22-2011, 12:12 PM

I'm in the process of pulling the 4 speed for a 5 speed.




02-05-2011, 09:24 PM
Bob (Deckofficer) - how did you make out with the swap ? I just got the parts to set up the hydraulic throw out bearing - waiting for weather to warm up a little to pull all apart and start final assembly.

Dennis Bynum
02-05-2011, 09:35 PM
Deck,What are going to do with your old 4 speed?

02-05-2011, 11:45 PM
Bob (Deckofficer) - how did you make out with the swap ? I just got the parts to set up the hydraulic throw out bearing - waiting for weather to warm up a little to pull all apart and start final assembly.

I'm still doing it and am suffering from bucket T withdrawl, need my fix, only drug is a drive. As always, every project you think will be a snap, well I'm maybe preaching to the choir on this part of bucket building. 1st, I made the incorrect assumption that the '67~82 Camaro would have the smallest trans tunnel in the GM V8 line up. So I researched the guys who have upgraded this car to the Tremec and found out, no tunnel surgery. Not my case, and about a dozen other little things popping up, then waiting for shipments, you all I'm sure get the picture. And its been warm the last couple of days, so I'm chewing at the bit.

02-21-2011, 08:56 PM
Finished up the Brake linkage this weekend and started making up the hard lines to the proportioning valve... slowly but surely - if the weather would warm up we could move a little faster (kind of cramped in the garage) :)

02-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Getting the hang of inserting images - here is the setup we came up with:


Notched the crossmember to get the clearance from the gusset.

03-12-2011, 12:44 AM
Ok, all finished, Muncie out, Tremec TKO 600 5 speed in. Have only had time to put 75 miles on it. Tomorrow 500 miles, will keep track of fuel mileage. Hoping for the high 20's, maybe 30 mpg. Check the gearing from the picture, 93 mph @ 2150 rpms.





03-12-2011, 11:21 AM
Taking off in 2 hours, will report tonight from SoCal on mpg increase with the OD 5 speed. Next winter's project is EFI, which I hope will be another mpg increase. Check out the rpms at 45 mph.


03-12-2011, 09:45 PM
Nice !

03-13-2011, 01:49 AM
It all came together, having the engine built for grunt down low, 1790 lbs, and gearing much higher than considered the norm. Left with 1/2 tank, burned that 1st half testing for clutch slippage so a lot of full throttle. Only needed one fill up, 1st leg 24.6 mpg, 2nd leg took me home at 30.2 mpg. Check the rpms for 113 mph, now that folks is geared high.


Northstar T
03-13-2011, 10:10 AM
The bugs on the windshield hated it. ;)

I notice you're on I-5 in the photo. not a spot I'd do 113 these days, but I do remember a time......
coming down the Siskiyous on I-5 about 15 years ago I found myself in an inpromptu race with a BMW. he and my C-4 swapped the lead many times on the way down the hill. almost at the bottom, wile I was in the lead, we passed a cop doing well over a hundred, in a hidden turnout. The beamer and I slowed down and waited for the inevitable flashing light, but it never came. the BMW finally slipped up alongside, shrugged and smiled, then we both drove on our merry ways. some days God does look out for idiots I guess. ;)


03-13-2011, 11:00 AM

You are correct, but how from that picture did you know I was on I-5? Were some of the bugs on my windshield wearing little I-5 t-shirts? When I'm driving I'm not wearing my reading glasses, it is impossible for me to switch my camera to movie mode because that speed resulted from my encounter with a MB AMG. You and I seem to ruffel the feathers of German car owners.