Suggestions for home-built accelerator pedal?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Suggestions for home-built accelerator pedal?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:19 pm:

Friend Jerry and I are leaving Wednesday for the Northwest Vintage Speedsters 2014 Labour Day Endurance Run (driving the '24 Speedster 900 miles each way for the 200 mile event).

As usual a few days before leaving on a big trip we dream up some improvement to build and install on the car this year it's a foot-feed throttle.

I know Langs and the others sell them, but there is no time to order and anyway it would be more fun to make our own setup.

I would really appreciate any photos and suggestions members could post about their foot throttles. I have some miscellaneous linkage bits and an old exhaust cutout pedal on hand as a starting point.

Many thanks!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:49 pm:

You have to use the correct terminology. Folks who grew up in the T era called it a foot feed. How do I know? I heard them call it that. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:57 pm:

Yep... It would called a foot feed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:50 am:

You're going backwards, Chris!

Foot feeds are evil. Ask Toyota.

Have a good trip.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 06:39 am:

Chris, this is one occasion where RHD is a blessing. Our foot feeds can be directly connected to a pedal with a solid rod straight to the carburettor.
I took a Texas T parts foot feed off the Tudor sedan I brought in from the USA. What an abortion of an idea, not enhanced by the clumsy installation. If I had to have a foot feed on a LHD car, it would be by cable rather than any linkage assembly. Much simpler and more easily fitted.

Hope this helps,

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 07:43 am:

Model A gas pedal linkage is a good start. Seen it done.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 07:44 am:

The Red "C" period accessory accelerator looks possible to copy fairly easy: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/227116.html?1312347647

Here are some other threads on this topic:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/329062.html?1356213306
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/215611.html?1307295435
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/145489.html?1276737607

A Williams accelerator would also be possible to adopt to most any carb setup, but I guess you'll have to fabricate the pedal too..

williams accelerator


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 08:27 am:

Thanks everyone for the info and links (and, of course, the vocabulary lesson and warning!) Now that I think of it, I may have a Model A *FOOT FEED* kicking around somewhere.

Here are three photos I snapped last summer when Dick & Trudy Retger's 'Round the World '15 touring was in Edmonton...






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randall Strickland on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 08:57 am:

built this one from 5/16 rod


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randall Strickland on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 09:27 am:

used Mdl A linkage rod,made a new rod coming thru engine,drilled end,installed 1/16 cable,for hand feed,the arm I bolted to carb I cut off Mdl A dist timing adv.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Todd on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:25 am:

Chris, I have an original, here's some pics and a sketch w/dimensions:
foot feed 1
Foot feed 2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Todd on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:31 am:

More:
Foot feed 3
Foot feed 4


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Todd on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:36 am:

Last one:
Sketch


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:36 pm:

Thanks, Ken exactly what I was hoping for!

Love your profile pic by the way... what's the story behind it?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John McGinnis in San Jose area, CA. on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:54 pm:

Ken and Chris,
That is the classic mechanism for the foot feed adaptation. Not shown is the flexible link (chain) that goes to the hand throttle lever which allows dual control.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 06:56 pm:

Ken & Chris
This is the chain assembly that John was referring to, it allows you to use you'r hand throttle or the foot feed.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 07:29 pm:

Just put another reverse pedal to the right of the brake pedal, that'll really mess up the heads of everybody at the car show that looks in to see the tree pedals.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By lorenzo leon on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 09:42 pm:

Ken, on the part that gets the 90% bend that connects to the bolt of water inlet .
What is the TOTAL length of the 3/4 X 1/8 bar
Thank you, great pictures and sketch


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Todd on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:58 pm:

Lorenzo, I guess I missed the up-down dimension on my sketch, sorry about that.
The up-down part is 3-1/8", works out to about 6-3/4" overall.
HTH, ken


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By lorenzo leon on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 03:46 pm:

Ken ,I made one ,the hole for the pedal is not there yet I have to see what size pedal rod to use
Thank you Ken


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