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Hey Vall, I have one very similar to that. I really wanted a moon pedal but my floor is not set up for it very well.
I've used Moon pedals in conjunction with a spoon pedal. Simply set up the spoon pedal, and then bolt the Moon pedal to the floor so it rests on the spoon. It works well. But personally I bet you wont like the Moon pedals. Unlike the pedal Brendon is using, the Moon pedal requires your shoe to sit in the pedal, and it's almost always not a great position for various throttle openings. I've got a couple of them sitting in my storage shed you can have cheap if you want to go that route.
 

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Hey Brendon, can you show some detailed pics of your throttle set up inside the car? That is on my list and am a little perplexed on how to do it.
sure. Attached are a couple of pics I just took. basically I bought a lokar pedal and cable, which is essentially the same as the ebay link Vall sent, just more expensive, unfortunately for my wallet. The pedal itself is adjustable at the center pivot. the bolt comes out and it's a splined assembly so you can change the angle of the pedal/ lever above it to fine tune your pedal position or angle for pulling on the cable. the instructions also provide a template for drilling holes.

I spent a little time positioning the pedal on the floor to make sure it was comfortable for my foot and had enough travel to operate. It's adjusted so mashing the pedal all the way down will fully open the throttle. I also used one of those silly chrome foot pedal covers for the retro vibe, but I epoxied it to the pedal itself so it cannot slip or come off. The whole thing is too cheap to be trusted, imo.


LMK if you have more questions or need more pics

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Dave, a suggestion. I believe that someone posted previously about the potential failure of the splines on the aluminum pedal assemblies which I experienced myself. What I did with mine was to make sure both levers were where I wanted them and then had a buddy TIG weld them in place, They're obviously no longer adjustable but they're also no longer going to strip and leave you with no accelerator pedal. The other route is to get the same style but in steel CHROME STEEL SPOON GAS PEDAL,BLACK THROTTLE CABLE,BRACKET HOT ROD #9507/7207/55 | eBay and not have to worry about the splines stripping. If you don't like the spoon style they're also available with a rectangular pedal shape.
 

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Steve the aluminum pedal I put on my Austin had a steel shaft, so couldn't be welded. I just set it where I wanted, removed it, and drilled another hole deep enough to go into the shaft and tapped it for a 10-32 screw.
 

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interesting, I hadn't experienced this before, or even heard of these spline failures, but it's totally understandable how this might happen. they are close to the pivot point, and if there's a lot of spring pressure from the carbs/ FI and a powerful foot mashing the pedal, they could totally be destroyed...
 

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Small update today- I was given permission to announce the upcoming release of my car as a Hot Wheels in the mainline. Me knowing this is coming was why one reason I didn't mind others copying my car in 1:64 scale. I knew an official one was coming along. I was excited enough to throw my wheels on and roll my car out front for a few comparison pics.

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Minor updates, I finished up my velocity stacks with these K&N air filter plates. I removed them from the metal frames, sanded the lower edges down for a better fit and installed them. The stacks themselves I haven't decided yet what I'll do with them, whether weather them, anodize them, etc. I can do it later. the car is too close to being started for me to be distracted with it at the moment.

All that's outstanding really is the driveshaft. still waiting for it, and it should be here now according to the Driveshaft Shop. Then I can adjust the operating angles, add trans fluid and reinstall the exhaust, trans cover and shifter. then the car is mechanically done. This weekend I may add fuel and a battery to turn the key to "on" and check for fuel leaks, as well as test the lights and general wiring. I do need to program the fuel injection system, too. It's close. real close.
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That is so cool to have a Hot Wheels car just like your own! Thanks for all the advice on the gas pedal. That is up this weekend as I have my kid coming down from Minneapolis and she can hold the pedal where I need it.
 

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That is a really cool air filtration system on your velocity stacks. Don't know if it's an original idea or if it's been done before, this is the first time I've seen it. So much cleaner than having a big ass air cleaner sitting on top of the stacks.
 

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That is a really cool air filtration system on your velocity stacks. Don't know if it's an original idea or if it's been done before, this is the first time I've seen it. So much cleaner than having a big ass air cleaner sitting on top of the stacks.
I cannot take credit for this one, it was recommended to me by my painter. His brother did this.
 

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Love the set up..just one thing is after you drive for a while, it will collect small debris around the mating place of the filters to the stacks and if you pull the air filter with out at least cleaning around the out side edge of the air filter the crap will go down into the throttle bodies...just food for thought...awesome you are almost ready to fire it up...can not wait...hope we get a video
 

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Love the set up..just one thing is after you drive for a while, it will collect small debris around the mating place of the filters to the stacks and if you pull the air filter with out at least cleaning around the out side edge of the air filter the crap will go down into the throttle bodies...just food for thought...awesome you are almost ready to fire it up...can not wait...hope we get a video
good call, and will keep that in mind to do before taking it apart.

My driveshaft arrived this evening, so I have some tasks to keep busy this weekend, and yes, I'll be taking many videos, hopefully good ones ha ha
 

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Good news- I got the car started this weekend. It's still not running properly yet, it wasn't without issue, and I wouldn't have been able to do any of it without the help of my neighbors. After adding the battery and fueling it up I first did a quick inspection looking to make sure there were no electrical shorts, and electrical components worked and when I turned the key to on that fuel wasn't leaking, then I went to start it and it cranked, and cranked, but no pop, no start. wasn't even trying. My first neighbor stopped by determined that my coil wasn't getting any voltage, so I removed the MSD 6AL box and hooked the coil up directly to my ignition and the FITech unit. Coil voltage issue solved, but still wouldn't start. later on Saturday my other neighbor stopped over (he owns a shop and fixes cars for a living) and helped that stupid me had the distributor backwards. We temporarily repositioned the wires and got the car to start and I had a big power steering fluid leak. So this morning I fixed the leak by tightening the hose fitting that I apparently overlooked and then repositioned the distributor 180º and put the wires back. With that it starts, but it's running rough- part of which I'm assuming the system has to self learn, and part of it is I'm sure I don't have the timing correct, and this afternoon I discovered that my cylinder #1 isn't firing (I used a spray bottle on each header tube and that one didn't sizzle like the other 7) so next time I'll need to see if it's the spark plug, the wire, or something else. I'm really hoping it's something silly like I didn't attach the wire or something. I will ultimately need to get some outside help with tuning this as engine tuning isn't my thing. I'm also not happy with the brakes- the pedal goes down too far. I bled it again this afternoon, but it still needs improvement.

Also, since this weekend was my first time installing the battery all my lights work with one exception- when I go to adjust the dimmer on my interior dashboard lights it shorts out. I have all LED's on them so I'm assuming that somewhere one of them isn't voltage adjustable. Otherwise maybe the switch itself? I need to look into it more but it works when I just turn it on so it's not topping my priority list. Now it's time to get it registered and insured and continue debugging this.

I have a couple of videos and this will be my first attempt to include one, and I'm including youtube links in case it doesn't work. experienced ears may hear the misfiring, and I may need to adjust valve lash, too.








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a couple more videos of my wife catching me stumbling out and bringing the car back today. Reverse works, lol, and for anyone wondering, my neighbor's house is on the other side of those bushes. I'm sure they had a lot of choice words for me today, ha ha ha

 

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Congrats Brendon!!! There aren't to many things more satisfying than the first time your build moves under its own power. It doesn't really matter if it's in tune or not, just that it's moving; good job!!
 

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so. fricking. awesome! Congrats! I cannot wait until I can do that!
 

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Great news! Getting your car build to start the first time makes me think about the scene from Young Frankenstein, "It's Alive".
 
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