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Brake Pedal Assy - Automatic vs Manual Transmission

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When I bought my car it came with an automatic transmission.
It might have come from the factory with a 3-speed manual tranny.
Or someone along the way installed a manual tranny, because there is a metal patch on top of the driveshaft tunnel under the carpet.
So my question is:
Right now I have a bracket assy for a manual tranny where someone has just removed the clutch pedal.
I have no problems driving the car the way it is with this setup.
So I'm wondering if there is any advantage in safety, pedal feel, brake rod alignment, etc that would justify the time and expense it would take to change it over to a brake bracket assy for an automatic tranny?
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One difference that doesn't matter in your scenario is the sleeve that supports the brake pedal looks like this when a clutch pedal is installed.

For an automatic without the clutch pedal, the left part of the sleeve may not be as long, and it may not be finished inside to accept the clutch pedal bushings.
When adding a clutch pedal, the sleeve has to be changed. When removing a clutch pedal, it can be left as is.
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