Moved pedal mounting
Well that front firewall might have looked real bad but it did it’s job and I have about 250 miles on the car now. The only real major problem I had was the alignment was way off when I started but once I fixed that it ran pretty good. I still have a lot of computer tuning to do but it was good enough to find out all the other problems with the car. The most annoying thing was the pedals were to close, they were 2 inches closer than the old VW pedals and that was just hard to deal with when you are over 6 foot tall. the steering feels about right and the brakes are pretty even and won’t need much adjusting. The car seems to have a bit of understeer when you are just getting into a curve but when the weight transfers in the curve it starts to oversteer. I figure that can be fixed with lowering the rear spring rate since it is way to stiff right now. The front springs are stock pinto springs with one coil cut off and are almost perfect for the front suspension so they won’t need changing. I want the car to have a slight amount of understeer all the time, unless you hit the brakes it will feel like a normal car on the road.
Today I took out the pedals and old firewall and made a bracket to mount the master cylinder farther away. It is sitting where it is going to be mounted now and it is almost in line with the old front firewall position. Where the master cylinder is sitting right now it has about 1/4 inch clearance from the steering column and is as far forward as possible, it is just touching the steering rack. The gas pedal will be easy to mount right beside it. With the pedals mounted there I can almost sit in the car with my legs straight out instead of being bent up around the steering wheel.