By Chuck P 2438 Date 2010-11-01 02:09
I have a frame designed for a Corvair late model suspension (65-69). Some have told me it is a Con-Ferr frame or a frame from JC Whitney. I'm not sure which it is, but it is very similar to one we had in a previous buggy that we built in 1971 and bought the frame from JC Whitney (Warshawski Co.). The question I have is about the brake and clutch pedals to use with this frame.It has two shafts mounted horizontally on the frame for the brake and clutch pedals. The brake pedal shaft has a flange mounted to the front of it for the master cylinder. A Corvair or early Chevy brake cylinder will bolt up to the flange. A Corvair pedal will slide on the shaft, but the Corvair pedal usually mounts and swivels from the top, not the bottom. It appears the angle for the pedals is wrong. Does anyone know what types of pedals were designed to work with this frame?
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-01-10 04:45
Chuck, can you send pictures? I have a ConFerr chassis and I should be able to ID it for you. If you can, take a shot of the pedal area you are asking about. I'm sure we can get to the bottom of it... plus I'd like to see if it isn't a ConFerr chassis what a JC chassis looks like.
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-01-10 04:48
Oh, I should add that unless ConFerr continued production after the ManxVair production was halted, then it may not be a ConFerr based on you saying it is for a late model, as the ConFerr chassis developed for Manx were for early model donor 'Vairs I'd still like to see what you've got though.
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