17 Mar 2008

A hanging pedal assembly isn’t going to fit – nuts. It shouldn’t have surprised me; the hoodline is pretty low, and some (most?) Locosts use bottom-pivot assemblies, so what did I expect? Guess I’ll just have to deal with the different feel. Tilton has a very nice floor-mount assembly that includes clutch, dual brake plus balance bar, and throttle pedal, but it’s expensive. While they can be built from scratch, pedals are kind of, um, super critical. I think I’ll pass on designing them for safety reasons and go store-bought. If builders want to make their own, the Gibbs book already shows how. Buying one saves time and lets me get on with the design, and there’ll be enough room that builders can decide which way they want to go.

This means I have a new Tilton pedal assembly for sale, part number 72-620. It’s a steel, two pedal, three cylinder assembly, with the master cylinders pointing toward the driver. It does NOT include balance bar or master cylinders. It sells new for $234 through Taylor Race Engineering, but I can’t expect full price so I’m asking $175 plus shipping. It’ll head to Ebay this weekend if no one grabs it.

Regarding the shocks, I’ve decided to go with QA1 double-adjustables, about $260-$290 each. Like much of the design, builders can choose whatever shocks they want as long as they’re the same length and use the same spring rate. Between the expense of the shocks, pedal assembly, and my brother having bought corner scales that I need to pay half of, I’ll have to pick and choose what to get first.