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#1 mickyfree

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:59 PM

I have a 53 plate zetec and always thought the foot pedals were a bit odd. They are all different sizes, with the accelerating pedal being the smallest (the size is smaller than a packet of 10 cigarette). When I inspected the accelerating pedal it seemed a bit wobbly where it joins into the engine bay. All three pedals have no grip even though they have rubber covers.

I have bought a set of foot pedal plates to attach to the existing ones but I'm just wondering if my pedals are orginal to start with.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:27 PM

How do you fit them as the throttle just a piece of plastic and the other two are just solid metal with a rubber grip over the top

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:53 PM

Oh no I haven't fitted them yet because I thought the pedals on my car are not original and probably slightly faulty but I've done some research just now and I think they are ok.

I found a website that gives a rough guide on how to install new pedals. Just simply mark where the screw goes on the existing pedal and drill it. I'll have to remove the rubber grips, they are useless anyway I have slipped on the clutch and brake pedals over the wet winter.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:56 PM

Oh no I haven't fitted them yet because I thought the pedals on my car are not original and probably slightly faulty but I've done some research just now and I think they are ok.

I found a website that gives a rough guide on how to install new pedals. Just simply mark where the screw goes on the existing pedal and drill it. I'll have to remove the rubber grips, they are useless anyway I have slipped on the clutch and brake pedals over the wet winter.



make sure you get the distance between the edge of the pedals right theres a minimum distance they must be orit can fail an mot should state in the instructions suimmat like 15mm between the edge of one pedal to the next also put masking tape on the area before marking and drilling youll see the marks and drill wont slip make sure the bolt heads are flush with the pedal

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:28 AM

make sure you get the distance between the edge of the pedals right theres a minimum distance they must be orit can fail an mot should state in the instructions suimmat like 15mm between the edge of one pedal to the next also put masking tape on the area before marking and drilling youll see the marks and drill wont slip make sure the bolt heads are flush with the pedal


got a feeling its 40 or 50mm from edge to edge. Seems to be what i remember vaguely when i fitted my sparcos to my old car i had. Dont quote me on that though.

But like artscot said....its def an mot fail if the tester is doing his job properly.

When fitting them take the rubber covers off your current pedals. When drilling the accelerator pedal if its plastic like you said start with a something like a 2.5-3mm drill bit and open it out slightly by going up in sizes. Will prevent any shattering or snagging.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 04:32 PM

got a feeling its 40 or 50mm from edge to edge. Seems to be what i remember vaguely when i fitted my sparcos to my old car i had. Dont quote me on that though.

But like artscot said....its def an mot fail if the tester is doing his job properly.

When fitting them take the rubber covers off your current pedals. When drilling the accelerator pedal if its plastic like you said start with a something like a 2.5-3mm drill bit and open it out slightly by going up in sizes. Will prevent any shattering or snagging.


must be atleast 50mm between them and they must also have some form of grip

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:04 PM

must be atleast 50mm between them and they must also have some form of grip


thanks for confirming stef. thought it was 50mm

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:45 PM

Thanks everybody. Yeah I think it's 50mm. The heads up about the masking tape is bril! Never thought of that. Planning to do it this sat if the weather is fine. I think the existing pedals are metal so shall I just drill straight through without starting small and then going up in size to reach desire hole circumference?

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:03 PM

Thanks everybody. Yeah I think it's 50mm. The heads up about the masking tape is bril! Never thought of that. Planning to do it this sat if the weather is fine. I think the existing pedals are metal so shall I just drill straight through without starting small and then going up in size to reach desire hole circumference?



when i did it i found the easiest way was remove the rubbers cover the pedal in masking tape mark the hole for the first pedal and temp tape it on then do the same with the 2nd pedal making sure you have the 50mm in between and mark those holes continue till they are all marked and measured then remove the pedal plates out the way and put a block of wood under the pedal youre going to drill 1 for leverage and 2 so it doesnt move 3 so you dont fly through it and drill the floor use a small metal bit to start off just to get the hole started do it with all of them and then use the correct size bit to complete the holes remove the tape and fit youre new ones tip some of the bolts that come with them are too long so try them first making sure they dont interfere with youre mats etc if need be trim them short before fitting

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:31 AM

when i did it i found the easiest way was remove the rubbers cover the pedal in masking tape mark the hole for the first pedal and temp tape it on then do the same with the 2nd pedal making sure you have the 50mm in between and mark those holes continue till they are all marked and measured then remove the pedal plates out the way and put a block of wood under the pedal youre going to drill 1 for leverage and 2 so it doesnt move 3 so you dont fly through it and drill the floor use a small metal bit to start off just to get the hole started do it with all of them and then use the correct size bit to complete the holes remove the tape and fit youre new ones tip some of the bolts that come with them are too long so try them first making sure they dont interfere with youre mats etc if need be trim them short before fitting


Thanks for the instructions. Very useful indeed. Only thing I don't have is a wooden block, might try to find a plastic box or something. How long does it take to do all three pedals? 1-2 hrs?

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