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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:13 pm 
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going to the wreckers tomorrow to pull out a manual pedal box out of an nc fairlane
con the pedal box be taking out the dash if not is it hard to get out
what tools will i need
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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:23 am 
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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:00 pm 
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michael1045 wrote:
going to the wreckers tomorrow to pull out a manual pedal box out of an nc fairlane
con the pedal box be taking out the dash if not is it hard to get out
what tools will i need


You be hard pressed to get a manual pedal box out of an NC, unless the owner fitted it later of course.

The question really is why go to the trouble. Use a Mal Wood pedal mount. Your auto box already has the hole to support it and it is one bolt to do up.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:43 pm 
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the fairlane had been converted and the reason i got it was
it was only $30
now i just need to make it fit my el
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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:15 pm 
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Having done one of these conversions with a Mal Wood clutch pedal pin on an EL I can only say, "Why would one bother to pull an entire dashboard out to put in a manual pedal box."

Really save yourself the trouble even if it's only 30 bucks for the box that's 30% of the cost of Mal's pedal pin....

Good luck with the conversion though.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:34 pm 
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3rd'ed on the mal wood pin, the effort involved in swaping the pedalbox's is stupid. spend 4+ hours swaping them or, 10mins including the call the day before to mal.

but you will need the manual pedal, the spring from it to the floor etc.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:13 pm 
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how does the pin go for strength?? ive seen a few pedal boxes cracked and bent up, and ive had mine all plated and re-enforced.., does the pin have this problem??

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:43 am 
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don't know what you guys are crying about :) i got my peddle box out in about 2hrs, no time at all, and thats the whole dash sitting on my seats,it's all pretty straight forward if you know what your doing.it all goes back nice and neatly too

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:02 pm 
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Seems half the people who claim the mal wood pin is gods answer also talk about welding and reinforcement.. Surely the pedal box has to come out for that though regardless?

Ive seen too many threads about auto pedal boxes bending and cracking to think its the easy way.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:39 pm 
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No offence but a manual pedal box is prone to bending as well. Theyre virtualy the same except for that pin which replicates the original anyway. Its simply a poor production design, which all manual cars whether converted auto's with auto pedal boxes or factory manuals, They will all bend and break at some stage.

It is a good idea to reinforce the pedal box before putting it in, even if it is a manual one.
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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:46 pm 
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the biggest thing that bends the pedal boxes is clutches coming out of adjustment, or getting heavy and needing replacing.
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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:09 pm 
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and f**k clutch cables
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