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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 09:41:15 AM »
Like I said earlier my pedals were swapped during the restoration, I know for a fact that the rebuilt pedal set interestingly came from a base 6 cylinder coupe that now reside in my '65 K GT Convertible....

If that's the case, then you have the wrong brake pedal for your car.
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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 11:01:25 AM »
Thanks all for providing the photos. The reason I brought this to light here is because I am fanatical about getting every detail of my restoration as close as practical to how it would have rolled down the assembly line. These minute differences fascinate me as both an engineer and restoration enthusiast. 
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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013, 11:36:44 AM »
Thanks all for providing the photos. The reason I brought this to light here is because I am fanatical about getting every detail of my restoration as close as practical to how it would have rolled down the assembly line. This minute differences fascinate me as both an engineer and restoration enthusiast.

Totally agree... and it just goes to show that none of us know everything!  I've been restoring these cars for a long time now and this detail had eluded me.  Ironically, I'm sure I have noticed brake pedals with the 'D', but never gave it a second thought.
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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013, 02:50:29 PM »
I am referring to a post that I saw the HIPO forum:

"Another consideration, which many people are unaware of, is that the brake pedal for a disc brake 65 and 66 Mustang is different than a drum brake version. These pedals sometimes get mixed and although the difference is slight, Ford must have made a different pedal for a reason. The difference is the pin location for the master cylinder push rod. The pin on the disc brake pedal is moved down about the same distance as the thickness of the pin. This give the rod a longer travel in the master cylinder. It would also increase pedal effort which is the down side. The pedals are identified by a "D" stamped into the right hand side of the pedal arm just below the master cylinder push rod pin.

-Fred"

So, If I am reading this right by using a DRUM pedal on a DISC setup I have less pedal effort than a DISC pedal would have?
-Sounds like a neat mod to me!

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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2013, 09:45:30 PM »
Totally agree... and it just goes to show that none of us know everything!  I've been restoring these cars for a long time now and this detail had eluded me.  Ironically, I'm sure I have noticed brake pedals with the 'D', but never gave it a second thought.

So, Is it possible Charles that you put a drum pedal in a disc car and vise/versa during a restoration?

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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2013, 12:16:14 AM »
So, Is it possible Charles that you put a drum pedal in a disc car and vise/versa during a restoration?

Possible?  I suppose, but it wouldn't have been done intentionally.
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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2014, 05:57:03 PM »
Sorry for churning up an old thread here but my search for a MT disc brake pedal is fruitless and I was wondering if this same difference, as discussed in this thread, applies to auto trans pedals, ie, is the pivot in a different position and is there a 'D' stamped in the arm?   

I would think one could cut down an auto pedal from a disc brake car to get the same pedal as a manual trans car, if they're the same.
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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2014, 08:14:39 PM »
Sorry for churning up an old thread here but my search for a MT disc brake pedal is fruitless and I was wondering if this same difference, as discussed in this thread, applies to auto trans pedals, ie, is the pivot in a different position and is there a 'D' stamped in the arm?   

I would think one could cut down an auto pedal from a disc brake car to get the same pedal as a manual trans car, if they're the same.
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I would say that both MT and AT cars with disc brakes would have the pin in
the special position, both have the same disc brake master cylinder.
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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2017, 03:17:14 PM »
In honor of Metuchen qwalitee, I present to you a D stamping from my car :P



66 GT 6T09K12---- scheduled Oct 14, bucked Oct 13 '65

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Re: 1965 Disc Brake Pedal Differences
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2017, 04:37:23 PM »
In honor of Metuchen qwalitee, I present to you a D stamping from my car :P
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