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Martin M
April 5, 2017, 7:15am Report to Moderator


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Hi,
I try to install a Recaro seat from an Astra F in my Vitesse.
Is it correct that the seat is appr 4cm "off centre" in relation to the steering wheel?

Martin




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midgeman
April 5, 2017, 8:56am Report to Moderator


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Not sure of the exact amount but every Vitesse or Herald that I have owned has had the Steering Wheel offset in relation to the Drivers Seat.


1971 Herald 13/60 Convertible (Relaxation)

2014 Ford Focus Zetec S (Daily Transport)

2017 Triumph Street Triple RX (Adrenaline)
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Jonny-Jimbo
April 6, 2017, 6:59am Report to Moderator

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Yeah, it's normal. For a right hand drive car the steering wheel is offset to the left and the pedals to the right.

I imagine if you drove a Herald every day for your whole life you'd end up with a twisted spine.


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
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77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
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Mark Hammond
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Quoted from Jonny-Jimbo
Yeah, it's normal. For a right hand drive car the steering wheel is offset to the left and the pedals to the right.

I imagine if you drove a Herald every day for your whole life you'd end up with a twisted spine.


Oddly, not as bad as if you drove a Porsche 911 everyday.  I used to suffer from "Porsche drivers back", whereas the Herald is quite comfortable by comparison.

Mark


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