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Fran Hall RCR

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The "on the fly" adjustable pedals work from the drivers seat...we are using a set in the 13hr Endurance event as we have 4 drivers...our original adjustable mount requires climbing into the footwell...this variant does not.

I know of a couple of SL-C owners playing with adjustable seats but thats not my choice ...as ingress and egress may well suffer.
 
@ArtGirl / Ruth

Wow! First SL-C in LA area!
Ruth, I will really appreciate is you let me see your car. I am thinking to get a SL-C but i want to see it first. I am in Torrance.

Good luck,
Stefan
 
@ArtGirl / Ruth

Wow! First SL-C in LA area!
Ruth, I will really appreciate is you let me see your car. I am thinking to get a SL-C but i want to see it first. I am in Torrance.

Good luck,
Stefan
I'll be sure to have you over once The Beast arrives. I'm by the beach just North of LAX.
 
Dont give up on the STOCK clutch,,

We have made a new contact (just today) for a bellhousing that will cover all LS stock clutches.. Even the LS9...

The Issues is with the Kennedy Bellhousing.. It will not take any clutch larger than 10.5 inches...

Lets see where this takes us...
DeLynn
Curious minds want to know.....any updates or status reports on the transmission?
 
The "on the fly" adjustable pedals work from the drivers seat...we are using a set in the 13hr Endurance event as we have 4 drivers...our original adjustable mount requires climbing into the footwell...this variant does not.

I know of a couple of SL-C owners playing with adjustable seats but thats not my choice ...as ingress and egress may well suffer.
Is the adjutible pedal set manufactured as such or is it custom made? Got a link? Got a pic? I agree, my first option would be to have the pedals move then the seat. Just bigger bang for the buck.
 
Hey Ruth,
Congrats to you on your new SLC.
Glad to see you took the plunge, I know you did a lot of research.
Have fun with the build, will enjoy watching the progress.
Let me know if there is anything we might do to help out, especially on the electrical/electronics side.

Ted
 

Doug S.

The protoplasm may be 70, but the spirit is 32!
Lifetime Supporter
I know of a couple of SL-C owners playing with adjustable seats but thats not my choice ...as ingress and egress may well suffer.
I can sure see where those precious seconds might well be important on a race car, Fran, particularly on driver changes where seat adjustment and belt adjustment would be necessities, but on a street car I wonder if they would be worth it.

What is the cost differential between the movable pedal assembly and the tracks to allow the seat to move forward and backward? That would certainly be important to those of us who are considering an SLC and have to operate on a :furious: budget.

It just seems to me that just moving the seat backwards to get out of the SLC might not be the issue on the street that it is on the track, but being a gearhead at heart, I like the :thumbsup: tech involved with getting the pedal assemblies to be movable. Would love to see photos, too.

Cheers, Doug!!
 
An F-16 is much different from your car in nearly every aspect, BUT we do have an adjustable pedal box. The assembly is on tracks with a piston that will force the pedals the forward-most position when the lever is pulled. The lever is between the pilot's legs (just below the "ball cooler"), and the tracks are just round rod basically to keep the pedals sturdy. I haven't gotten my head down in there to see what the locking mechanism looks like, but I'm sure you can use your imagination and dream up something simple. This set-up is amazingly efficient, I can hop in the cockpit, and set the pedals to a comfortable distance in second or two. Just pull the lever, set your distance and let go. I would love to supply photos, but I would get in big trouble if I tried.

Just my observation from a jet mechanic's standpoint. If I had the tools I would gladly build you a set, but I'm just a lowly airman making ends meet. haha Can't wait to see how you resolve the issue though, best of luck!
 
Hey Ruth,
Congrats to you on your new SLC.
Glad to see you took the plunge, I know you did a lot of research.
Have fun with the build, will enjoy watching the progress.
Let me know if there is anything we might do to help out, especially on the electrical/electronics side.

Ted
Thanks Ted. We have lots ahead of us, and I can't thank you enough for all I've ALREADY learned from all of your posts on the other forum.

For those that don't know Ted's background, we will all benefit greatly from his participation over here.
 

Fran Hall RCR

Moderator
Thats a great price for that engine, we have used a lot of the 376 packages and they make for a fun SL-C ...
Sometimes the idle quality is not as nice as I would like ...certainly not the same as the stock LS3 but for track use its got plenty of grunt and the idle can be rectified by a quick trip to the dyno for a tune up
 
I found a schematic of the rudder pedal assembly I was talking about above. It's definitely too bulky for your project, but gives you an idea of how a similar system works. Don't mind all the boxes and wires, they're just potentiometers and sensors for the pedals. Sure wish I had a CAD program, and was competent with it. I would love to design a low profile adjustable pedal system.

But like I mentioned before, there is a lever that you pull (between your legs) that releases the assembly from the lock, and is automatically pushed to the forward-most position with a piston. In your case, if there are only two drivers, I would design the system to have their preferred position as the maximum travel for the assembly. That way they can hop in, unlock the assembly and either let it travel all the way forward for the shorter driver, or be pushed all the way to the other limit with the taller driver. You could also make those limits adjustable that way you don't have to find the same sized drivers all the time. haha

Anywho, I hope this helps out in some way.
 

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