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PostSubject: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 8:22 am

how do i put a gas pedal on, my clutch/brake are already on the right side, how can i put it on the right side
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 8:32 am

You need to put some thought into this. If all your pedal are on the right, you start creating control difficulties. You have only one right foot, I assume...

The EASIEST thing for you to consider is a hand throttle, mounted to the steering wheel. Or you could put a gas pedal on the left (might be weird though). Most difficult option would be moving the clutch/brake to the left and mounting the throttle on the right. To be completely fair, if you gotta ask, you're best to go the simplest route- hand throttle.

The only real problem you face with the hand throttle, is your factory steering. Assuming your steering is still stock, you've got probably 270*-360* of wheel turn from lock-to-lock. That's a lot of cable movement, and could cause you issues. It's best to convert to direct steer first, honestly.

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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:01 am

We once had a tractor with gas on left, clutch/brake on right. It was crashed the first time out, due to Chris flooring the gas, thinking it was a brake. We swapped the clutch over to the left side, and put the gas where it belongs.

We do have two pedals on the right side, gas and brake. Gas is in normal spot, brake is behind. Works out well for us, usually don't need to hit gas and brake at same time.
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PostSubject: could i???   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:17 am

could i take tube steel and weld it out the side of my floor board a lil ways and put my gas pedal on that? btw my pedal is a bike brake
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PostSubject: hey dude   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:21 am

how did u move it from the right to the left??? i really wanna know, thanks
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:22 am

Stretch44875 wrote:
We once had a tractor with gas on left, clutch/brake on right.  It was crashed the first time out, due to Chris flooring the gas, thinking it was a brake.  We swapped the clutch over to the left side, and put the gas where it belongs.

We do have two pedals on the right side, gas and brake.  Gas is in normal spot, brake is behind.  Works out well for us, usually don't need to hit gas and brake at same time.
Funny you should mention that. A well respected mower racer builds with his brake on the left and clutch on the right, due to reasons that make sense to him going around left-handed tracks. It made sense to me, too- so I have done the same thing On General Mayhem. However- the more I think about it, the more I don't like it, and the more I think I'm going to move the brake to the right and the clutch to the left. I can just see needing to smack the brake on my first couple of races, forgetting it's backward- and crashing. Forget it. I'm moving the brake to the right. It's what I am used to.

That said, I would not want gas, brake AND clutch at one foot. Considering that you'd be working the throttle and clutch at the same time fairly often, and the clutch and brake, that's just too much work for one foot (to me, anyhow).
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:24 am

tman9114100 wrote:
could i take tube steel and weld it out the side of my floor board a lil ways and put my gas pedal on that? btw my pedal is a bike brake
You sure could!
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PostSubject: my clutch   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:27 am

my clutch and brake are the same pedal, would it be hard or easy to move it?
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:31 am

You'll basically have to re-engineer the linkage. Based on what I can ascertain from your questions, I will call it "hard". Hard or easy is a matter of skill and experience. Since the one pedal actuates two controls in proportion, I'd suggest you leave it be until you can gan some more wrenching experience honestly. Start with simpler stuff, work your way up. I'd hate to see you have too much trouble with it, get frustrated, and give up.
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:34 am

You know what? Let me rephrase that a bit- it depends on what you have now. SOME tractors have a bar attached to the pedal that stretches all the way across to the other side of the tractor, underneath. If yours is set up like this, it COULD be as simple as cutting your pedal off, and basically welding it to the other side of the bar.
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PostSubject: sweet!!   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:36 am

imma go check that out quick!!
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:42 am

you could p
make a hand brake like fearless did and then put the gas and clutch on the same side
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PostSubject: mine   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 9:55 am

myine doesnt go all the way to the other side:(
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 10:06 am

Well- have a good look at it, and study the way it works. You are the best judge of your own ability, and should be able to honestly tell if it's possible for you to tackle the task, or not. If you doubt it, don't mess with it. I've seen enough people try to bite off too much, get frustrated, and the project dies. That just sucks.
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PostSubject: i figured   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 10:38 am

i think i got my gas pedal on the right side with the clutch still on the right, its moched up but i think it will work
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 10:40 am

I don't see how that will work out well. You need to work the throttle and clutch at the same time when starting out, especially in higher gear ranges. Remember- you have only one right foot...
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PostSubject: ooo yea   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 1:10 pm

yea that makes sence
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PostSubject: ooo yea   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 1:10 pm

yea that makes sence
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PostSubject: Re: gas pedal??????   gas pedal?????? Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2013, 7:42 pm

Doc Sprocket wrote:


I don't see how that will work out well. You need to work the throttle and clutch at the same time when starting out, especially in higher gear ranges. Remember- you have only one right foot...
true didnt think about that lol
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