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Pete Lewis
June 7, 2017, 6:32am Report to Moderator

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Whilst theres not much space to spare but fitting a larger pedal pad can make an amazing change in the feel of the load applied


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
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Nick Jones
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Quoted from Pete Lewis
Whilst theres not much space to spare but fitting a larger pedal pad can make an amazing change in the feel of the load applied


I have enough trouble with my great hooves getting all three pedals at once as it is......

Nick


Nick Jones
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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
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Bitumen Boy
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I have enough trouble with my great hooves getting all three pedals at once as it is......

Nick


I know what you mean, Nick. So far the only things I've driven with sensibly sized and spaced pedals have been buses and an old Landy, and yet I don't think my size 10s are anything out of the ordinary.

I've been having a look around online and what I want to do seems to be a fairly common mod on vehicles that have properly heavy clutches. Some don't like it, sometimes it doesn't work properly (quality of aftermarket components?) but the general feeling seems positive, and it's definitely something to go into in more detail when I have the time to do so.

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Bitumen Boy
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Bitumen Boy. Out of left field, have a look at modern truck/bus clutch boosters. Much smaller than brake boosters.
Tony.


Tony, I'm no expert on this but I'd expect anything made for modern trucks or buses to be powered by air pressure rather than engine vacuum, but if I'm wrong there do let me know.

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nang
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No, a lot of small Jappo vehicles are vacuum assisted.
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RobPearce
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Quoted from Nick Jones
I have enough trouble with my great hooves getting all three pedals at once as it is......


I have a specific pair of shoes for driving Triumphs, with narrower soles than my normal daily footwear. And I'm only size 9.


Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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Bitumen Boy
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Quoted from RobPearce


I have a specific pair of shoes for driving Triumphs, with narrower soles than my normal daily footwear. And I'm only size 9.


Strange but true, I also have special footwear for driving the Herald - clogs. I noticed a long time ago that boots with stiffer soles were more comfortable for driving this car and had them made up. The wooden soles are noticeably narrower for the size than anything you can buy made of rubber/plastic. Uppers are ex German para boots so plenty of ankle support yet I still feel the need of a servo...
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Mollysdad
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Here is a servo I fitted to a mk2 Vitesse. I had to rebuild the heater box to move it over by 1" but all fitted nicely after that!



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Bitumen Boy
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That's neat. I like it!
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Nick Jones
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It is.  I like the colour too - what is it?

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Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
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Bitumen Boy
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Just a thought - which type of heater was that? Looks a different shape to my Delaney so I'd guess at Smiths, but of course that could be down to the mods.
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Nick Jones
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That's a Smiths heater and offset to the left compared to standard.  One day I may put a Spit IV heater under the dash...... but not right now!

Nick


Nick Jones
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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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948coupe Downunder
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With regard to the clutch you may find that much of the heaviness of the peddle comes from the heavy return spring adjacent to the slave cylinder maybe changing that out might just make things a little easier   maybe enough that a servo may not be needed
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Mark Hammond
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Quoted from 948coupe Downunder
With regard to the clutch you may find that much of the heaviness of the peddle comes from the heavy return spring adjacent to the slave cylinder maybe changing that out might just make things a little easier   maybe enough that a servo may not be needed


Only the early 948 Heralds have that spring and it won't affect the weight of the pedal anyway.

Mark


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Mollysdad
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Quoted from Nick Jones
It is.  I like the colour too - what is it?

Nikc


It's called Yukon Grey. I think 1" might have been a bit of an exaggeration now that I think about it, more like 1/2" - it was a small enough move to make it both possible and annoying that it just didn't fit!



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