September 2, 2007 at 4:37 pm #232310
I am in the process of purchasing a Daytona 1952 MG on a V.W. floor pan. The year V.W. floor pan is unknown but the car is registered as a 1981. The seat will not adjust back to fit me. I was told by the currect owner that a kit is available to move the clutch, brake, and gas peddles forward but had no information on how to obtain the kit.
Does anyone have information on this proceedure?September 3, 2007 at 12:23 pm #237107Paul MossbergKeymaster
I can send you the pages from my Classic Roadsters assembly manual showing how to relocate the pedal assembly. Since you are moving it forward, you may have to buy new cables for gas and clutch.
You may have some problems, depending on how for forward you want to move the assembly. There is a center hole about 2.5 inches, and two bolt holes (one on either side of the center hole. You already have these holes where the pedal assembly sits now. You’ll have to move the pedals forward at least so that the rear bolt uses the current front bolt hole. (I know what I’m trying to say here…but it will make more sense when you see the pictures.)
Feel free to contact me off-line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
2005 Intermeccanica Roadster
If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)September 3, 2007 at 10:37 pm #237108Keith TrueParticipant
I have one of these cars with the VW pedels,and one with a Neal hydraulic setup.That just bolts to the floor with 6 bolts and can be put wherever you want it.It works nice.The hydraulic clutch is real smooth.The complete setup can be bought from the dune buggy boys,but I found a complete setup on ebay.Look at some of the vendors on the Samba website,they have other options too.If you can weld and fabricate a little you can crawl in there and move it around but as Paul said,you may run into a little trouble as things have already been shortened.You can cut things shorter,but it is a little hard to cut them longer again.September 4, 2007 at 9:33 am #237109
Thanks to both of you for your useful information.
I am purchasing this car from a woman that is about 5′-3″ tall and the peddles fit her properly. I’m a little taller and my knees hit the steering wheel whenever I clutch or brake.September 7, 2007 at 9:09 pm #237110Keith TrueParticipant
Mr.Bill,I was just poking around on the Samba site and found another dealer for the hyd.pedel setup.It is Mooreparts.com. They have the same setup I have,only theirs is $50.cheaper.You can see from the picture how it works,the master for both brake and clutch are mounted on the base.It is available with or without the throttle pedel.You can bolt it anywhere you please on the floor.You DO need to make a plate to go under the floor for support.That tin floor just is too flimsy.September 12, 2007 at 11:33 pm #237111
Thanks Keitholdcar for the additional information. I now have the car at my house but I don’t have insurance on it yet so I am not driving it yet. I trailered it over. I have driven it only about 6 blocks.
I was told a local repair shop can make the conversion and I will take it to them as soon as I have insurance on the car. If they can’t make the modification I will go this route.
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