Need help - 71-73 Pedal Support questions

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I have a 1970, and 1973 Ford manuals... Took a look at the 429 F/C 71 mega site, and a lot of googling not able to get a clear understanding.

See pictures of two different 71-72 manual pedal supports. Does anyone know why or what the wing [on the rusty] support is used for?

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Sorry for the number of questions I've been asking... BUT think I have a simple idea to convert the 73 auto supports [with that funny oval] to manual without removing them or welding. So, I'm testing out if it can work on all 71-73 stangs & cougars...

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Thanks... have seen the support many times, just never saw anything ever bolted to it. Think it's either for a tilt, or ford was thinking of bringing back the tilt-away...
Just ordered winged support to compare side by side.

pic is the additional bracket for the wing on column/pedal support
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That wing was put there by a very clever engineer with a wicked sense of humor, knowing that 50 years later, folks would wonder what the duck it was for.
 

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Well the winged support showed up, and thought some might like an update...

Before and after for 71-73 support brackets [power disk & auto trans]

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works w/OEM & aftermarket clutch pedals

So need more help. Any one have a 71-73 manual support that they removed the clutch bushing and it's still out of the car? Would like to get the ID of the hole. Both the general circle [my guess 1-15/64 or 1.241], and one of the notches... Simple caliper measurement is fine. Thanks in advance.
Note the picture is not from a 71-73... could not find one

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That wing was put there by a very clever engineer with a wicked sense of humor, knowing that 50 years later, folks would wonder what the duck it was for.
Midlife... knew I had some incoming parts so I waited to respond w/picture

Less about what it's for, than what it held AND would that get in the way of a couple of 'working' designs... Cannot improve anything if you do not understand how it works... ;^)

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yeah, manual, hydro, and Fox Body -SN95 cable/fork style
 

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