Three Pedals

Three Pedals Race-ready pedals, drivetrain swap kits, and custom builds

We serve enthusiasts who appreciate the difference that the details make. Classic and performance car and truck owners rely on us for honest advice and reliable work. We are known for LS engine swaps, manual transmission conversions, suspension upgrades, brake upgrades, custom exhaust, and custom fabrication. Stop by, message us, or call today and tell us how we can help you.

Ok almost there ... Kentucky on Tuesday?#HRPT19 #PowerTour25th #CCMalibu #hotrodpowertour #carcraftmagazine #turbo #thre...
06/09/2019

Ok almost there ... Kentucky on Tuesday?
#HRPT19 #PowerTour25th #CCMalibu #hotrodpowertour #carcraftmagazine #turbo #threepedals @ Three Pedals

Running a day late and perhaps a dollar over. Hate to miss Power Tour in Charlotte, see you in Martinsville! #CCMalibu #...
06/08/2019

Running a day late and perhaps a dollar over. Hate to miss Power Tour in Charlotte, see you in Martinsville!
#CCMalibu #hotrodpowertour #carcraftmagazine #hotrodmagazine #turbo #fabrication

Burnin the midnight oil and flowing a helluva lot of argon #CCMalibu #carcraftmagazine #tig #fabrication #intercooler #w...
06/07/2019

Burnin the midnight oil and flowing a helluva lot of argon
#CCMalibu #carcraftmagazine #tig #fabrication #intercooler #wastegate #turbo #hotrodpowertour #threepedals

Details on the 400 HP Small Block Chevy engine from the Car Craft Malibu:Engine ran perfectly when pulledThis engine has...
06/06/2019

Details on the 400 HP Small Block Chevy engine from the Car Craft Malibu:

Engine ran perfectly when pulled
This engine has been covered in multiple Car Craft Magazine articles, with links provided below. We are Three Pedals, a performance and restoration auto shop in Sterling, Virginia, and we have just removed this engine from the Car Craft Malibu. The engine ran great when it was pulled, with no issues we are aware of. It makes great power, and we see no signs of any smoke and we hear no strange sounds, so it’s ready to power your project!

Engine is a small block Chevy displacing 355 cubic inches (350 bored 0.030” over), with a forged rotating assembly, Trick Flow Specialties 195 aluminum heads, a 218/224 @ 0.050 cam with 0.495/0.510 lift on a 110 degree LSA, 1.5:1 roller rockers, and a Trick Flow aluminum dual-plane intake. This engine was pulled from Car Craft Magazine’s 1978 Chevy Malibu to be replaced with an LS3. It’s based on a mid-90’s Vortec engine block with a roller cam. The heads, cam, and intake are from Trick Flow’s 400HP top-end kit.

This engine was run on a chassis dyno in the Malibu and with an automatic transmission, where it put down 318 horsepower and 386 lb/ft of torque at the rear wheels. Assuming a 20% parasitic drivetrain loss translates to 400 HP at the flywheel. It feels like 400 HP, that’s for sure!

The engine comes as shown, including carburetor and a nearly-new MSD 8362 distributor.
Also available separately is the 4L60E 4 speed automatic transmission pulled from the same car.

Links to articles on the engine:

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/now-ccmalibu-running-well/

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/project-malibu-update-swap-4l60e/

Dyno pull video: https://youtube/DF03lfdLRWk

Available for pickup in sterling, VA Shipping available, contact us for a quote

Yes the Car Craft Malibu was pretty badass even before our current Smokey tribute with its STS Turbo LS Motor!  Now's yo...
06/06/2019

Yes the Car Craft Malibu was pretty badass even before our current Smokey tribute with its STS Turbo LS Motor! Now's your chance to grab a piece of high performance history: The 400 HP Small Block Chevy engine from the Car Craft Malibu is for sale now for only $3,000. Come and get her! More details in the next post!

06/06/2019

A few days ago ... welding intercooler mount and wiring the LS3 ... and only a few days till Power Tour
#CCMalibu #carcraftmagazine #turbo #ststurbo #holleyefi #wilwood #hotrodpowertour #threepedals

It’ll all make sense soon. We think. #turbo #CCMalibu #carcraftmagazine #hotrodpowertour #ststurbo #ls #fabrication #t...
06/06/2019

It’ll all make sense soon. We think.
#turbo #CCMalibu #carcraftmagazine #hotrodpowertour #ststurbo #ls #fabrication #threepedals

You can’t be more excited than we are to power up our new @holleyperformance 12” digital dash.  #hightechredneck#hot...
06/05/2019

You can’t be more excited than we are to power up our new @holleyperformance 12” digital dash.
#hightechredneck
#hotrodpowertour #carcraftmagazine #hotrodmagazine #CCMalibu #gbody #holleyperformance #holleyefi #threepedals @ Three Pedals

When the dash and bumper are on the fab table at the same time, you know Power Tour is only days away. #CCMalibu #hotrod...
06/04/2019

When the dash and bumper are on the fab table at the same time, you know Power Tour is only days away.
#CCMalibu #hotrodpowertour #hotrodmagazine #powertour #powertour2019 #holleyefi #holleyperformance #fabrication #gbody #gbodynation #manualswap #threepedals @ Three Pedals

Head studs then boost, gotta keep the #CCMalibu together for the entire #hotrodpowertour!  #ststurbo #arpbolts #hotrodma...
06/04/2019

Head studs then boost, gotta keep the #CCMalibu together for the entire #hotrodpowertour!
#ststurbo #arpbolts #hotrodmagazine #carcraftmagazine #ls #manualswap #gbody #threepedals @ Three Pedals

#turbo #intercooler #CCMalibu #hotrodpowertour #holleyperformance #cxracing #ls #gbody #gbodynation #threepedals
05/31/2019

#turbo #intercooler #CCMalibu #hotrodpowertour

#holleyperformance #cxracing #ls #gbody #gbodynation #threepedals

No stickers were harmed in the making of this fender cover. Get yours here!  http://bit.ly/stickerfender #CCMalibu #holl...
05/30/2019

No stickers were harmed in the making of this fender cover. Get yours here!
http://bit.ly/stickerfender
#CCMalibu #holleyperformance #hotrodding #buildit #greasemonkey #threepedals @ Three Pedals

Sometimes you raise the roof, sometimes you raise the floor.  For hidden turbo clearance we recommend the latter.  #CCMa...
05/30/2019

Sometimes you raise the roof, sometimes you raise the floor. For hidden turbo clearance we recommend the latter.
#CCMalibu #hotrodpowertour #ststurbo #turbo #gbody #gbodynation #lsswap #t56 #threepedals @ Three Pedals

05/22/2019

Three Pedals is a fast-growing performance and hot rod shop and we are hiring! Are you a talented mechanic who is looking to get out of the same old routine? If you also enjoy challenges and sweat the details then please keep reading. We specialize in high-performance work on cars and trucks, and we are authorized resellers and installers for tons of brands. We also design and manufacture parts and offer custom fabrication services. ***

Our team is driven by a passion for high performance vehicles, performing over the top, highly detailed work and delighting customers. We've recently been featured in Autoweek magazine and on bangshift.com. ***

We are currently accepting résumés for a full time automotive technician to help us build awesome cars and to continue growing our business. ***

Responsibilities include:

(1) Ensure customer satisfaction, build and maintain Three Pedals' reputation for attention to detail and quality,
(2) Perform mechanical, electrical and custom work efficiently while maintaining an extremely high standard of craftsmanship
(3) Perform test drives to aid in diagnosis of customers' vehicles
(4) Work with Sales Manager and others to assist in developing quotes for service and parts
(5) Communicate issues identified on vehicles during course of work and recommend solutions to the Sales Manager and your supervisor ***

Requirements:

(a) Be passionate about high performance cars of all types
(b) At least 2 years of experience performing hands-on work in the automotive field
(c) Strong verbal and written communication skills
(d) Valid driver's license and clean driving record
(e) Able to pass background check
(f) Knowledge of all areas of automotive repair and maintenance
(g) Fast learner
(h) Team player
(i) Available Mondays through Saturdays to work on site in Sterling, Virginia
***
ASE certification preferred but not required.
***
Please submit résumé and photos of project cars you've worked on through Facebook or by email to [email protected]

05/05/2019

#bmw #ls #drift
🔥🔥🔥
#LSFestWest #lsswap #formuladrift #lsfest

05/04/2019

The Lunch Truck: LS and turbo installed May 1st-2nd. Oh hell yes @shearperformance
#roachcoach #turbo #squarebody #lsswap #LSFestWest #ls

05/04/2019

This Hilux looks vaguely familiar
#LSFestWest #twinturbo #widebody #teamtick #holleyperformance #fabrication #needsthirdpedal

1959 👌🏼#LSFestWest #chevy #longroofsociety #lsfest #classiccar
05/03/2019

1959 👌🏼
#LSFestWest #chevy #longroofsociety #lsfest #classiccar

It’s a beautiful day here in Las Vegas#LSFestWest #ls #lsx #lsswap #lsswaptheworld #gbody #threepedals
05/03/2019

It’s a beautiful day here in Las Vegas
#LSFestWest #ls #lsx #lsswap #lsswaptheworld #gbody #threepedals

05/03/2019

How can you not love @holleylsfest?
#pacer #amcpacer #ls #lsx #LSFestWest

And 41 hours later we arrive in Las Vegas #LSFestWest #roadtrip #gbody #ls #CCMalibu #turbo #threepedals
05/03/2019

And 41 hours later we arrive in Las Vegas
#LSFestWest #roadtrip #gbody #ls #CCMalibu #turbo #threepedals

Our trailer needed some love and a burned up hub is the result. Amarillo Texas is the place to be, big thanks to Tow Bro...
05/02/2019

Our trailer needed some love and a burned up hub is the result. Amarillo Texas is the place to be, big thanks to Tow Brothers Company and @discount_tire for getting us back on the road!
#roadtrip #LSFestWest #CCMalibu #sleepisoverrated #ls #threepedals
@ City of Amarillo

Big @wilwooddiscbrakes oh how you light up the @vintagewheelworks wheels #bigbrakes #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #roadtrip #wil...
05/02/2019

Big @wilwooddiscbrakes oh how you light up the @vintagewheelworks wheels
#bigbrakes #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #roadtrip #wilwood #wishcarwasdone #threepedals

Small victory: when your 36 hour drive falls below 24 hours#roadtrip #lasvegas #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #turbo #t56 #ls #th...
05/02/2019

Small victory: when your 36 hour drive falls below 24 hours
#roadtrip #lasvegas #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #turbo #t56 #ls #threepedals

The #CCMalibu is gonna bite with our @exedyusa twin disc semi-metallic clutch.  Bellhousing by @quicktimebellhousings wi...
05/01/2019

The #CCMalibu is gonna bite with our @exedyusa twin disc semi-metallic clutch. Bellhousing by @quicktimebellhousings will hold it all together!
#becauseracecar #ls #t56 #twindisc #turbo #autocross #hotrodpowertour2019 #LSFestWest #exedy #threepedals

If the car ain’t running, at least get stance right. Right?#LSFestWest #roadtrip #CCMalibu #stance #ls #coilovers #umi...
05/01/2019

If the car ain’t running, at least get stance right. Right?
#LSFestWest #roadtrip #CCMalibu #stance #ls #coilovers #umiequipped #vikingperformance #threepedals

Giddy up!  Time to drive 2,400 miles to Vegas for LS Fest West!  We ran out of hours to get the #CCMalibu running, which...
05/01/2019

Giddy up! Time to drive 2,400 miles to Vegas for LS Fest West! We ran out of hours to get the #CCMalibu running, which means more time for you to check it out in our booth. Heck, you can even try out our pedals!
#LSFestWest #carcraftmagazine #gbody #ls #t56 #turbo #holleyperformance #exedy #umiequipped #wilwood #vikingperformance #ststurbo #tremecequipped #roadtrip #threepedals

Pipe in that boost #turbo #gbody #ls #LSFestWest #CCMalibu #holleyefi #ststurbo #t56 #threepedals  @ Three Pedals
05/01/2019

Pipe in that boost
#turbo #gbody #ls #LSFestWest #CCMalibu #holleyefi #ststurbo #t56 #threepedals @ Three Pedals

We roast tires, not passenger butts  #ststurbo #turbo #boost #CCMalibu #gbody #LSFestWest #umiequipped #vikingperformanc...
04/30/2019

We roast tires, not passenger butts
#ststurbo #turbo #boost #CCMalibu #gbody #LSFestWest #umiequipped #vikingperformance #wilwood #ls #efi #t56 #threepedals @ Three Pedals

Hello my little NACA duct, take me to your turbo #boost #ststurbo #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #carcraftmagazine #becauseraceca...
04/30/2019

Hello my little NACA duct, take me to your turbo
#boost #ststurbo #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #carcraftmagazine #becauseracecar #nascar #ls #turbo #threepedals @ Three Pedals

Really wish this pic was taken weeks ago but #thrashtime #LSFestWest #CCMalibu #ls #becauseracecar #engineswap #manualsw...
04/25/2019

Really wish this pic was taken weeks ago but
#thrashtime #LSFestWest #CCMalibu #ls #becauseracecar #engineswap #manualswap #gbody #threepedals

Garage scene. Relax Mustang peeps this engine is for the ‘bu#CCMalibu #ls #LSFestWest #mustangfastback #t56 #carcraftm...
04/25/2019

Garage scene. Relax Mustang peeps this engine is for the ‘bu
#CCMalibu #ls #LSFestWest #mustangfastback #t56 #carcraftmagazine #threepedals

Bug’s eye view of the #CCMalibu suspension by @umiperformance and @vikingperformance, big brakes by @wilwooddiscbrakes...
04/23/2019

Bug’s eye view of the #CCMalibu suspension by @umiperformance and @vikingperformance, big brakes by @wilwooddiscbrakes, and crud by #streetcar
#LSFestWest #gbody #carcraftmagazine #holleyperformance #umiequipped #wilwood #coilovers #threepedals

These 2 sure do pair well#classiccar #racewagon #ccmalibu #ls #lsx #t56 #LSFestWest #manualswap #threepedals
04/22/2019

These 2 sure do pair well
#classiccar #racewagon #ccmalibu #ls #lsx #t56 #LSFestWest #manualswap #threepedals

Mmm mmm coilovers by @vikingperformance go quite well with @umiperformance suspension. The #CCMalibu will ride again! #L...
04/22/2019

Mmm mmm coilovers by @vikingperformance go quite well with @umiperformance suspension. The #CCMalibu will ride again!
#LSFestWest #umiequipped #carcraftmagazine #becauseracecar #autocross #ls #threepedals @ Three Pedals

We bet Smokey Yunick would’ve liked the idea of a hidden turbo.  #CCMalibu #ststurbo #ls #LSFestWest #turbo #boost #be...
04/21/2019

We bet Smokey Yunick would’ve liked the idea of a hidden turbo. #CCMalibu #ststurbo #ls #LSFestWest #turbo #boost #becauseracecar #carcraftmagazine #umiequipped #vikingperformance #wilwood #fabrication #tigweld #threepedals @ Three Pedals

We could use some fresh air back here#gbody #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #carcraftmagazine #nascar #ls #holleyperformance #thre...
04/19/2019

We could use some fresh air back here
#gbody #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #carcraftmagazine #nascar #ls #holleyperformance #threepedals @ Three Pedals

Fully outfitted and sorted, 35,900 original mile 1991 Ford F-450 Super Duty7.3L diesel truck! Generator, winch, lighting...
04/17/2019

Fully outfitted and sorted, 35,900 original mile 1991 Ford F-450 Super Duty
7.3L diesel truck! Generator, winch, lighting, with on-board diesel generator This is a former rescue squad truck, aluminum body, and tons of locking storage.

We are Three Pedals, a performance vehicle and restoration shop in Sterling, Virginia and we bought this truck to use as a hauler for car shows with the goal of being able to pack all of our tools and spare parts while pulling a flatbed trailer. Plans have changed however, and we have instead decided to use a larger truck. In the meantime we went over this truck getting it in tip-top shape and ready for a road trip. Recently completed work is detailed below.

Please contact us if you’d like an estimate to paint this truck to suit your tastes. All black or all white would create a crisp truck to either enjoy as-is or further customize.

And love it or hate it, the “Crunch Critter” airbrushed artwork is pretty cool in our book.

Regardless of how you plan to use it, this truck is ready to work.

Key features:

• 7.3L V8 Diesel, automatic transmission
• 2WD
• 35,900 original miles
• Cold air conditioning
• On board 5kw Onan generator, remote start from cab, draws diesel fuel from the two regular fuel tanks; powers 120v outlets, lights, etc.
• On board compressed air tank
• 4 x 1000w corner mounted lights which can be raised and rotated; 2 rear lights can be removed and placed on the ground using the included tripod
• 8,000 lb. Ramsey winch mounted in extended front bumper
• Air and electric hose reels with power wind
• Body mounted 120v and 240v electric and air outlets
• The box on the truck is all aluminum so will never rust and is lightweight. There are numerous storage compartments, each with a matched keyed lock and most have built-in lighting.
• Aluminum diamond plate is used throughout the vehicle
• Recently retired from service with the Madison Rockingham (North Carolina) Rescue Squad
• Ford factory ambulance prep package and extended wheel base; Manufactured by FOMOCO Canada in 6/91

Work recently completed by Three Pedals:

• 6 new tires: Michelin Defender LTX 235/85/16 (less than 600 miles)
• Serviced and recharged air conditioning
• Installed new alternator and drive belt
• Install new fuel cutoff solenoid
• New radiator
• New fluids: oil, coolant, transmission fluid
• New filters: air, oil, fuel
• Installed trailer brake controller and trailer hitch wiring

Who doesn’t love a sleeper!  Especially one with a 499.9 dyno verified Golen 396 motor! Freshly refurbished 1995 Chevr...
04/17/2019
Sleeper Video Overview | Three Pedals

Who doesn’t love a sleeper! Especially one with a 499.9 dyno verified Golen 396 motor! Freshly refurbished 1995 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1. This car wears its original “Garnet Red” paint and it looks brand new and drives even better than new. Three Pedals has just completed a comprehensive inspection and refurbishment, bringing the Caprice into top shape. You must see and drive this car to truly appreciate it!

The Owner is now offering it for sale priced at $10,900.

See video here: https://threepedals.com/rides-gallery/projects/499hp-caprice/sleeper-video-overview/

Contact Three Pedals at 571-707-4140 for more detailed information and to arrange a viewing.
Three Pedals is known for their expertise with the Caprice and Impala SS and was recently quoted by Hot Rod Magazine

See article here: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/installing-qa1s-b-body-handling-level-3-kit-impala-ss/

Motor & Driveline
• Mileage of 124,500
• Genuine police package Caprice with RPO 9C1
• Golen Engines 396ci short block with 4 bolt mains and forged internals
• TPIS dyno tuned at 499.9 HP @ 5,700RPM & 491 Foot Pounds @ 4,800 RPM, tune completed before changing from 1.5 to 1.6 rockers
• AFR 190 heads -- ported by TPIS (54cc, 2.02”/1.65”, 275cfm @ 0.6”
• 11:5 compression ratio
• Comp Cams Ultra Pro Magnum XE HR 275/281 224/230 0.602”/0.622”, 1.6:1 intake and exhaust rockers
• Clear Image Tri-Y Headers (1.5 primaries), Random Technology High Flow Cats, 2.5” dual exhaust, American Exhaust Industries Sonic Turbo Mufflers
• Freshly rebuilt 4L60E transmission by Performance Automatic, including an upgraded hardened input shaft and rebuilt 2,600 RMP stall Vigilante converter
• Heavy duty aluminum driveshaft
• 4.10:1 rear gear ratio, with Posi-traction

Body & Interior
• Body and paint are in excellent condition
• Recent full interior and exterior detail; original paint and interior best we can tell

Suspension
• Bilstein HD shocks, Eibach Springs, Herb Adams Sway Bars (the big ones!), polyurethane bushings
• All new Moog HD suspension & steering components including ball joints, control arm bushings, idler arms, tie rods
• Polyurethane body bushings

Brakes
• New brake pads front and rear
• New Proforged stealth brake proportioning modification

Additional Upgrades
• Z-28 Instrumental Cluster with tachometer
• Impala SS wheels (17” x 8”) with brand new 255/50-17 Nitto Inovo tires
• New Lloyd mats

Highlights of work recently completed by Three Pedals
• Less than 200 miles on the car since Three Pedals completed the work in June 2018
• Full vehicle inspection
• Car owner planned on keeping the car and instructed Three Pedals to “fix everything the right way”; city residence now forces sale of the car
• All fluids flushed and changed
• BG 44k fuel system cleaner
• New AC Delco battery
• A/C made fully functional and blows ice cold.
• Overhauled entire fuel system, including installing new Racetronix fuel pump kit, fuel pump, fuel filter, and premium sending unit and ensuring proper fuel injector flow
• New Bosch Platinum spark plugs
• Replaced oil cooler and lines
• New drive belt
• Brake fluid flushed and bled, new Baer front pads and Hawk rear pads, Proforged Stealth brake bolt modification
• New ARP header bolts

Why the heck did we remove the grille?  Guess you’re gonna have to wait and see why #CCMalibu #LSFestWest #lsx #ls #um...
04/17/2019

Why the heck did we remove the grille? Guess you’re gonna have to wait and see why
#CCMalibu #LSFestWest #lsx #ls #umiperformance #umiequipped #teamumi #wilwood #holleyperformance #holleyefi #gbody #gbodymalibu #gbodyshuffle #carcraftmagazine #threepedals

Next up: more horsepower Just about done with the @umiperformance Stage 4 handling kit and @wilwooddiscbrakes 6 piston 1...
04/16/2019

Next up: more horsepower
Just about done with the @umiperformance Stage 4 handling kit and @wilwooddiscbrakes 6 piston 12.9” 2 piece rotor front brakes. Add @vikingperformance coil overs and then more power!
#CCMalibu #LSFestWest #autocross #streetcar #bigbrakes #coilovers #threepedals @ Three Pedals

Address

23585 Overland Dr., Unit 124
Sterling, VA
20166

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(571) 707-4140

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