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nathaninwa
04-08-2011, 10:58 PM
Well, I asked a while back to borrow a clutch pedal, and 2manyturbos was kind enough to send one for a bit.

I wanted to fab a Hydraulic alum clutch pedal to replace the platic one....Im just feeling iffy about the plastic and the dual diaphram pressure plate I have......so something more robust was in order. Still needs fitted, and finsihed welded, but its together waiting.

I saved my templates so more can be made once Im caught up on some intakes and other odities Im working on for members.

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz88/nathaninwa/IMG_20110407_164757.jpg

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz88/nathaninwa/IMG_20110408_184555.jpg

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz88/nathaninwa/IMG_20110408_184639.jpg

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz88/nathaninwa/IMG_20110408_184720.jpg

propav8r
04-08-2011, 11:00 PM
:omg: very nice

Mylesofsmyles
04-08-2011, 11:01 PM
GUCCI
:cool:

boosted12a
04-08-2011, 11:05 PM
nice! ive been runnin a dual diafram pp for a few years and ive never had a problem with the plastic pedal. however, that thing is awesome! that will definatly go on my short list of parts to buy!

olov
04-08-2011, 11:11 PM
pimp

DNAsEqUeNcE
04-08-2011, 11:57 PM
what will it look like welded fully I wonder

nathaninwa
04-09-2011, 12:24 AM
itll prolly look ok.....i just got out of welding school about 6 months ago. Im game to give it a try!

DNAsEqUeNcE
04-09-2011, 12:26 AM
class is now in session

nathaninwa
04-09-2011, 12:29 AM
itll be next weekend...I have some intake stuff to take care of....finish a wiring harness for 2fast242gt, a fuel rail and get my buddys 4 wheel drive into the garage this weekend. Plus Im sneaking in a top secret project for me first thing in the morning.

Hey, still want me to pm you the print for the powersteering bracket?

DNAsEqUeNcE
04-09-2011, 12:30 AM
absolutely!

lol!

TehBr1ckPr1ck
04-09-2011, 12:45 AM
nice work man :nod:

Tom Wiley
04-09-2011, 02:22 AM
Nathanmade™

Jordan
04-09-2011, 02:41 AM
You are a goddamn machine.

Roger-Dee
04-09-2011, 03:02 AM
Nice pieces Nathan, I was to make a "billet" one pretty soon :P

Does it use all stock hardware and pedal clutch ratio?

sdturbo
04-09-2011, 03:05 AM
Welded aluminum is going to be worse than the plastic pedal imho. Looks pretty though.

Tom Wiley
04-09-2011, 03:14 AM
Welded aluminum is going to be worse than the plastic pedal imho. Looks pretty though.

How do you figure?

Alex Buchka
04-09-2011, 05:52 AM
Aluminum has approximately the strength of peanut butter around the heat affected zone of a weld. Unless you send it to get heat treated afterwards it might not hold up very well.

sdturbo
04-09-2011, 05:59 AM
How do you figure?

Welding aluminum kills its temper.

nathaninwa
04-09-2011, 12:04 PM
Roger Dee, yes its a stock replacement with stock ratios. The stock one feels good in my car so I didnt want to change anything.

As far as the welding, I have welded alot of things....and it comes down to build techniques I think. By design the structure is strong, and it wont get welded 100%, its not needed. I havent had anything fail because of the welding.

I should find a picture of the engine mounts I make at work for the 2000hp detroits. All 1/4 plate with 1/2 engine pads, and about 4lbs of .035 welding wire through a spool gun....only gets powdercoated.

The stock pedal is just fine....I worry more about the master cylinder attachment point than the actual pedal itself.

740tankDriver
04-09-2011, 03:23 PM
that is very cool...but you do realize that there is also a metal pedal assembly available?

nathaninwa
04-09-2011, 04:34 PM
that is very cool...but you do realize that there is also a metal pedal assembly available?

Your the first to mention a Hydraulic assembly for a 7/9 series......I might just look into this.

Mueller
04-09-2011, 05:01 PM
Your the first to mention a Hydraulic assembly for a 7/9 series......I might just look into this.

I think the part looks fine, should work....how did you get hydraulic from his post? he mentions a metal pedal (as if we think it is made of plastic???)

nathaninwa
04-09-2011, 06:07 PM
Well, I know there is a cable setup as well....and this is for a Hydraulic 7/9. I think I have seen a metal hydraulic and cable 2 series. Was just asking.

M.H. Yount
04-09-2011, 06:42 PM
"I havent had anything fail because of the welding." They're not talking about a problem because of the welding per se. They're talking about what happens to the yield strength of the material AFTER it's welded - unless it's heat treated. And Alex has just a little bit of fabrication experience... :)

It sure does look nice.

boosted12a
04-09-2011, 07:48 PM
the cable 7/9 was for the M47 cars(16V) the only pedals that the 2XX came with was metal i have never seen a metal hydro pedal for a 7/9 but thats not saying much. i have a pedal for the cable 7/9 some place floating around that belongs to a budy of mine. ill have to see if its metal or plastic. not like they are interchangable tho. the pivot points are differnt since one pushes and the other pulls

YLD244
04-09-2011, 08:59 PM
All 2's and 7's here have hydraulic clutches only.
I've never checked wat the pedals are made from on the 7's tho.

Very nice work mate. Just like a bought one ay

CAPT_BLOTTO
04-09-2011, 09:01 PM
sexy

Mueller
04-09-2011, 09:13 PM
"I havent had anything fail because of the welding." They're not talking about a problem because of the welding per se. They're talking about what happens to the yield strength of the material AFTER it's welded - unless it's heat treated. And Alex has just a little bit of fabrication experience... :)

It sure does look nice.

have you not seen Nathans manifolds and other welding? his 6 month comment was a joke...

M.H. Yount
04-09-2011, 09:44 PM
Yes Mueller - I've seen Nathan's art work many times - always impressive. Seems many of us have our tongues firmly implanted in our cheeks tonight. Because it's actuating the clutch - it'll probably be fine. Brake pedal gets much more of a workout.