While I figure out what direction to go with the Acura( keep the LS engine or switch to a full b18C motor) I wanted to get one summer project done. I still haven’t decided what race league I want to race in for a full season, but my instructor at my last NASA track day said It would be easier to heel toe with aftermarket pedals. I have not perfected the art of heel toeing so I figured it couldn’t hurt to make it easier by bridging the gap between the gas and brake pedals.
From the factory there is a large gap that my size 10 shoes can’t proper reach. If you not sure how to heel toe, or what it is, there are some great videos on youtube that can show you better than I could.
The stock pedal covers come off easy except for the gas, this one has hooks on the side that require a screw driver and a lot of force to break free.
The Pedals I chose are the Sparco race model, they are a quality design that has a kick out on the gas pedal for the heal toe action I want. I used painters tape to get the drill holes marked up.
I used a silver sharpie to mark the places to drill. Bolts and nylon nuts are included with the covers to secure them to the factory pedals. I started with a 3/32 drill bit and worked up to a 5/32 bit, the WD-40 helped to cut through the tough metal.
The gas pedal has a hole in it from the factory I used this to secure the pedal cover. The hole was too large for the included nut so I used a larger washer in between the nylon nut and pedal cover.
There is a boxed frame that the gas pedal secures to, there was no way to get a good picture of it. To get the larger washer and nut inside the box you must use a wrench and tape to secure it so that it doesn’t fall out then slide the bolt through and begin to tighten it down.
Success! Now I just need to figure what track to test it at.