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  1. #1
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    Clayton pedal assembly worth it?

    I'm looking at buying the Clayton MCP-A1-M complete assembly for my 69. I'm considering it to go with the Tremec T56 Magnum kit I'm ordering from Silver Sport Transmission.

    Is this setup really worth it? I want the absolute best manual trans experience possible and I'm wondering how much better the feel will be with these over the factory pedal assembly.

    I'm switching from an auto and need a complete assembly anyway, plus the 69 Firebird is a 1 year only model-specific setup and people want upwards of $250 for a used clutch/brake assembly. For not much more than double, I'm trying to decide if the Clayton assembly is worth it but I can't find any reviews/comparisons online.

    Thanks!
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    w/BP 461ci stroker kit, 670 heads & XE274H cam. Primer black w/black interior.
    1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

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    I got the pedals too when I converted from auto to a Tremec TKO600 5 speed. They look really cool.
    I'm sure any pedal setup will be functional.


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    I also have added the Clayton e-brake pedal cover to replace the stock one. The old one is what you see in the pic, tho

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    That does look pretty sick.

    Do you think the pedals feel better, like the rod bushings on the clutch and brake are better than a stock setup from 50 years ago? I'm looking for a pedal with zero slop. Seems like even the best factory setups with modern bushings still have some slop unless custom modified.

    I'm going to be road racing so I want something I an beat up on that just feels solid AF.
    http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
    1969 Pontiac Firebird
    w/BP 461ci stroker kit, 670 heads & XE274H cam. Primer black w/black interior.
    1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

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    Arnt the pedals on a 69 firebird same as Camaro? If they are you can buy the McLeod hydraulic line kit, it comes with the pedal, lines and reservoir. As far as brake pedal you can cut the sides and put new pedal pads on. For my build I used the pedal pads from Name:  B76DFC3E-BC8C-4CCA-8919-36F14AE1376D.jpg
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    No, the 69 Firebird pedals are Firebird specific and 1 year only.

    I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Clayton pedal assembly (and some other parts for my T-56 swap) since Jegs was having and awesome sale today. I got $100 off my order of $1,000 which covers the tax and then some.
    http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
    1969 Pontiac Firebird
    w/BP 461ci stroker kit, 670 heads & XE274H cam. Primer black w/black interior.
    1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkar26 View Post
    I got the pedals too when I converted from auto to a Tremec TKO600 5 speed. They look really cool.
    I'm sure any pedal setup will be functional.


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    Not really designed for heal-toe shifting, is it?
    Red Forman: "The Mustang's front end is problematic; get yourself a Firebird."

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    Haha, yeah the spacing of the pedals by GM is certainly not optimal for performance driving lol. I can only do so much in terms of where I mount the gas pedal in relation to the brake. It would have helped if Clayton Machine made the brake pedal much wider.

    My pedal set arrived and they look amazing! I still have the matching e-brake pad in the post. I had not realized they come without the actual pedal mounting assembly so I'll have to buy that. I know I'll need one from a Camaro since that's what these are designed for in terms of the size of the rod, etcs for the mounting of the pedals in the housing. My Firebird one won't work due to a size difference in hardware.
    http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
    1969 Pontiac Firebird
    w/BP 461ci stroker kit, 670 heads & XE274H cam. Primer black w/black interior.
    1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

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    I just ordered a pedal mounting bracket from Camaro Central for a 69 to mount these pedals too. Hopefully there aren't any other *gotchas* that come up on this one like little parts needed to complete the assembly.

    http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
    1969 Pontiac Firebird
    w/BP 461ci stroker kit, 670 heads & XE274H cam. Primer black w/black interior.
    1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.