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Chevy Nova Pedals - Pedal Power

Give Your '62-67 Nova Some Pizzazz With Some Billet Lokar Pedals

By , Photography by David Stoker

Now it's time to install the stainless carb bracket. With that done, attach the cable housing adjuster to the bracket through the upper hole (arrow). Next, measure the distance between the fitting on the bracket and the fitting on the firewall and add 2 inches. Make sure the cable isn't straight between the two fittings since there needs to be slack for engine movement. Cut the cable housing using diagonal cutters or a fine-toothed hacksaw. Also, don't remove the ferrule when cutting the housing; simply slide it back out of the way. Remember, you're cutting the housing and not the cable itself.

Now install the cable housing between the fitting on the carb bracket and the fitting on the firewall. Then install the inner cable through the pedal and pull to the carb end fitting. Measure back 1 inch and cut the cable. Next, attach the cable to the fitting and lock it down with the Allen screw.

This is how the cable clevis attaches to the throttle pedal inside the car. We did it outside the car so you could get a better view.

Attach the carb end fitting to the carburetor throttle arm using the supplied hardware.

With this attached, you can then use the adjusters to get the slack out of the cables. Check that there's no cable binding at either the throttle pedal or the carb before taking the car for a spin. You could also run the return springs back to the Lokar throttle cable bracket, but we chose to run them forward.

After ditching the stock rubber pedal, you can start making the brake pedal look as good as your new go-pedal. Remove the second and fourth rubber inserts from the billet Lokar pedal. Position the cover over the stock steel pedal pad and mark each of the four holes (a 3/16-inch transfer punch works great for this). Once marked, you can use a drill with a 1 1/64-inch bit to drill out the holes. Once the holes are deburred, you can move on to the next step.

Secure the new aluminum cover to the stock steel pedal pad using the supplied 8/32-inch countersunk screws and nylock nuts. Tighten the screws evenly so the Lokar cover stays squarely seated against the pad. Be careful not to overtighten.

Apply the supplied 3M glue to the two pads following the instructions on the container.

Pop the glue-smeared inserts carefully back into their slots, and you're done! If you get any glue on the aluminum, make sure you clean it up before it dries. You can now get back to driving your Nova, only now with a bit more style.

SOURCES
Lokar Performance Products
10924 Murdock Dr.
Knoxville
TN  37932
8-65/-966-2269
www.lokar.com
Summit Racing
P.O. Box 909
Akron
OH  44309-0909
800-230-3030
www.summitracing.com
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