How To Install Ford Racing Bullitt Pedals
1994-2004 Ford Mustang (Manual Trans)Posted January 5th, 2008 by TheProfessor
When my shoes started to slip on those stock, rubber pedals I knew it was time to replace them (and a great excuse for another video). Not only do these pedals look great but they have excellent grip wet or dry.
This episode shows you what to expect when installing Ford Racing Performance Parts pedals on your Ford Mustang. These are the same pedals found on the Bullitt edition Mustang. They make a big difference in appearance and comfort but you will need to use a couple of special techniques to install them without losing your patience.
What You'll Need
FRPP Bullitt Pedals: If you choose these pedals you don't have to drill any holes and you get an eye-catching, brushed-aluminum look.
Check out these 94-04 Mustang Bullitt pedals from AmericanMuscle.
Mini Prybar: Used to remove the dead-pedal along with the throttle cable and plastic retainer.
Ratchet and Socket Set
Hammer and Nail/Screw
Pot of Water to Heat the Pedals
for parts related to the throttle cable spacer modification see Tips, Tricks and Other Resources below...
This part can be installed on Ford Mustang (1994-2004).
Tips, Tricks and Other Resources
I got the original idea to adjust the accelerator pedal height from this article at Mustang World. I believe the pedal height may vary depending on the year. In my case, I made the spacer about half the length of the one in the article.
Notes and Warnings
Watch out for burns when heating up the pedals and be careful when hammering out the pin on the accelerator pedal. Also, if you choose to install the nylon spacer while you're down there be careful when cutting it. I nearly took the tip of my finger off! Safety goggles and gloves would be a wise choice!
In this episode you'll learn how to install a set of aftermarket pedals on the 94 to 04 Mustang. These are the same ones found on the Mustang Bullitt edition from a few years back and are made by Ford Racing Performance Parts.
As you can see, there's nothing special about these stock pedals except one of them has a hole worn through like an old sock. Replacing them is going to be a little more difficult than you might expect but it's well worth it.
Let's start with the easiest part. Use a small prybar to force the dead pedal off. In my case, the clips broke off but I don't plan on putting this pedal back on so no big deal.
Take the new pedal, line up the clips with the mounting plate and push it just enough so that it doesn't fall off. You're going to use your foot to press it into place.
1 down 3 to go: rip off the old clutch and brake pedals as you make your way over to the accelerator. This pedal has two nuts and a cable securing it to the car. Use your pry bar to remove the cable and the plastic retainer and then use a ratchet to remove each nut. Be careful, I accidentally dropped one of them behind the carpet.
The pedal is secured to the accelerator bracket using a small pin. Find a way to secure the linkage and then use a screw or nail to hammer out the pin.
Reinstall the pin with the new pedal in place and use a hammer or clamp to push the pin all the way in.
Remount the new pedal with the rest of the bracket, tighten up the nuts and then reattach the cable.
Now here's a bonus tip that allows you to adjust the height of your gas pedal: buy a nylon spacer like this one at any hardware store. Cut it down to a half inch or less and then cut a slit along the side. You can then slip it on to the cable to take up all that extra slack. More details are available on this video's page (www.autohow.tv/node/19) under Tips, Tricks and Other Resources.
Now for the fun part: get some really hot water, boiling if possible and soak the pedals in there for a few minutes. Also spray down the pedal with some windex. Then start the wrestling match.
I found it was easiest to get the bottom two edges on followed by the top left and then the top right. I did use my prybar to help out on the last step. It basically comes down to brute force and making sure you get all edges of the pedal wrapped around the mount.
So this is what the pedals looked like before and here's the final result--much better!
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