This is a series of articles using information compiled by Tony D'Agostino of Tony's Parts in Harrington, Delaware. As you may already know, Tony is a major supplier of both new old stock and used Chrysler Corporation vehicle parts and equipment for the hobby. The Treasure Hunt series will focus on items commonly found in junk piles, swap meets, and the dusty corners of garages, as well as from dealers in salvaged equipment. This month, we'll look at four-speed pedal assemblies and parts used on Chrysler performance cars during the '60s and early '70s.

So, you've decided it's time to make the switch from that automatic to the gear-banging "he-man" world of the four-speed in your Mopar project. This swap has been covered in these pages before (most recently in "Crammin' The Crash Box," July '01); this article will focus on how to identify the proper pedals and parts you may need if you're buying salvaged equipment. The clutch and brake pedal assemblies are paired, so the assembly will include a pair of pedals and the bracket/spring that accompany them.

It's important to make sure you get as much material as possible when you buy the pedals. This would include the twin pedals, the spring, the spring anchor, and so on. Finding each of these parts individually will be expensive and time-consuming. It's also good to remember that if you're buying the assembly from a junkyard, you should get the other associated parts like the bracketry and arms that were mounted outside of the cockpit.

The final piece is the Z-bar mount bracket that was welded to the frame. Sometimes, this isn't available with the pedals, and you can buy this for some applications through the aftermarket. Otherwise, it may need to be fabricated. Careful measuring will allow you to do this, but if you can get the OE part, great. A good service/interchange manual for your application will be of great assistance in getting everything you need. That said, let's take a look at them.

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