The Traveling Builder

Visit our community sponsor

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Wilwood Remote Bias Adjuster in Gen 3 Coupe

  1. #1
    FFR Maven Logan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    88
    Post Thanks / Like

    Wilwood Remote Bias Adjuster in Gen 3 Coupe

    Wilwood Pedal Assembly (PN: 340-11299) as supplied by FFR in a Gen 3 Coupe. I want to add the Wilwood Remote Bias Adjuster (PN: 340-4990) which is made for this type of pedal assembly with the balance bar arrangement.

    The cable included with the Remote Bias Adjuster connects to one end of the balance bar, and when the knob at the other end (in the cockpit) is turned, the balance bar can be adjusted to bias the brakes towards the front or rear. My issue is that there is virtually zero room to connect the cable to the balance bar on the right side (closest to the engine) because there is framework/steel mounting flanges for the pedal assembly barely a fingers width from the end of the balance bar on that side. Enter the Tilton 90° adapter made for this specific purpose. In addition to costing twice what the whole Wilwood Remote Bias Adjuster Kit costa just for the adapter, there’s no room for even its compact size.

    Options:

    1. Mount the remote cable to the left side of the balance bar. I haven’t laid it out like this, but I imagine this would invert the knob control (turning knob left adds front bias when connected to the RH side of balance bar, but turning knob left adds rear bias when connected to the LH side of the balance bar).

    2. Cut away minimum required steel plate to fit the Tilton 90° adapter onto the right side of the balance bar.

    3. _____?

    Has anyone got any information or pictures relating to the install of this remote bias adjuster in a Coupe, or possibly even MK4 Roadster? Link below. TIA

    https://www.wilwood.com/Pedals/Pedal...temno=340-4990
    Logan

    FFR Fanatic Since 1995
    2017 Mustang GT PP #95
    Gen3 Type 65-R: Ordered 4/32/19, delivered 6/29/19

  2. #2
    Senior Member CraigS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Blacksburg, Va
    Posts
    3,019
    Post Thanks / Like
    My old roadster is a way different setup but I ran the cable to the left side of the adjuster. I made up a label and put it on the knob w/ clear laminating material. You could swap MC locations and then your label would work.
    FFR MkII, 408W, Tremec TKO 500, 2015 IRS, DA QA1s, Forte front bar, APE hardtop.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Hamersville, Ohio
    Posts
    365
    Post Thanks / Like
    My wildwood remote adjuster came with two stickers. One for rh twist toward front bias, the other opposite. I do agree that the right angle coupler is too pricey, but I bought one anyway. Seems to be a quality piece if that’s any consolation.

  4. #4
    FFR Maven Logan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    88
    Post Thanks / Like
    Lance - did you mount your cable to the RH or LH side of the balance-bar in the pedal box? Thanks for the upvote on the Tilton 90° adapter being quality. Might help ease the pain a little if I end up having to purchase one.
    Logan

    FFR Fanatic Since 1995
    2017 Mustang GT PP #95
    Gen3 Type 65-R: Ordered 4/32/19, delivered 6/29/19

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Hamersville, Ohio
    Posts
    365
    Post Thanks / Like
    Logan, I mounted mine on the right side. I have the opposite side blocked by structure. Don’t forget to secure the threaded coupler with a jam nut. I think one comes with the angle drive. May be good to use loctite too.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Hamersville, Ohio
    Posts
    365
    Post Thanks / Like
    Btw, if you’re using the wildwood fluid reservoirs, don’t be surprised by leaks. It’s the goofiest setup for a simple fluid reservoir.

  7. #7
    FFR Maven Logan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    88
    Post Thanks / Like
    Lance - since my RH side is blocked by structure, I might try the LH side first (and fix the sticker on the knob). If that doesn’t work, I’ll have to use the Tilton 90° adapter on the RH side, cutting away some steel for clearance, and adding a jam nut + blue Loctite.

    I’ll be using the Tilton 3-chamber reservoir mounted somewhere on the firewall I expect, with hoses passing into the footbox and connecting to each master-cylinder individually. Hopefully a leak-free setup.
    Logan

    FFR Fanatic Since 1995
    2017 Mustang GT PP #95
    Gen3 Type 65-R: Ordered 4/32/19, delivered 6/29/19

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Hamersville, Ohio
    Posts
    365
    Post Thanks / Like
    Funny you say that...I just bought one for myself! The Tilton 3-in-one plastic unit with push-on barbs on bottom. You can visually inspect the fluid levels without opening the top cap. Unfortunately I had previously bought 3 of the polished stainless FFR units before I decided that checking the fluid levels was going to be problematic. They’re pretty tho. I suppose someone on the forum might like to dress up his show car with them. I’ll list them along with some other goodies after I’m finished with my build.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    37
    Post Thanks / Like
    Here's the Wilwood bias adjuster on my Gen III Coupe.

    Works just fine. The blue knob is on the slanted transmission tunnel panel - lower left.

    You can also see my Tilton reservoir, lol.

    About the Wilwood adjuster- in case it's not clear from the photos- they get rotated- my cable is routed from the footbox into the engine compartment. I used a rubber grommet through which the cable housing passes.

    Note: depending on your master cylinder/brake caliper setup- and which one (front or rear) is mounted left or right, the balance bar is going pivot as it travels- it may start out 'diagonal' with no pedal pressure and end up past even with hard pressure- this means because the balance cable is mounted to the threaded end of the balance bar it is going to need an 'oval' or oversize hole to pass through the panel.

    Dave
    T65 Gen III #17
    Attached Images Attached Images

  10. #10
    FFR Maven Logan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    88
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks for the pics and info Dave! With a Coyote, I don't know if I have the open space to poke the cable right through the footbox wall into the engine bay like you have done. The valve cover ends up siting pretty tight/close to the footbox from what I have seen (my engine isn't in yet). I will keep this in mind as I proceed though.

    Honestly, at the moment it seems the only way to make this work is the Tilton 90° adapter on the LH side of the balance bar, and route it to the dash from there. I'll stop trying to mentally plan it to death and just make it work when the time comes.
    Logan

    FFR Fanatic Since 1995
    2017 Mustang GT PP #95
    Gen3 Type 65-R: Ordered 4/32/19, delivered 6/29/19

  11. #11
    East Coast Speed Machines Erik W. Treves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Huntsville, Al
    Posts
    1,543
    Post Thanks / Like
    if you wait 2 months you can come over and war game it with me on mine
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

    US ARMY Maintenance Test Pilot (CW4 Retired)

  12. #12
    FFR Maven Logan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    88
    Post Thanks / Like
    Deal!!

    Hopefully I’ll have tinkered with mine by then anyway.
    Logan

    FFR Fanatic Since 1995
    2017 Mustang GT PP #95
    Gen3 Type 65-R: Ordered 4/32/19, delivered 6/29/19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Replica Parts

Visit our community sponsor