How many pedals does your car have ?

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How many pedals does your car have ?

Three in the Caterham, two in the Mazda .... how about this vintage racer ?

 

https://youtu.be/Ec_X70AXMH0

 

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Three in all of mine.

My fathers 1929 Fiat 509 has three pedals but with a central accelerator and the brake on the right. I have driven the car, but I was eleven years old at the time. I am now a little taller and am unable to get my legs under the dashboard so have never been able to drive it on the road. 

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It's always fascinating when we're so familiar with one solution and come across another.

C-T-B hung in there with C-B-T for quite a long time. Race and rally cars still have specialist arrangements. The Model T defies belief, until you work back to the engineering constraints at the time. Some Mercedes had another pedal for parking brakes, which could be entertaining on slopes.

The wonderful DS had very little travel on the brake button. (And Setright insisted that conventional steering "weight" was not a useful way of controlling cornering.)

But the current question is how much retardation to provide when the power pedal is lifted on a car with electric drive: power-off only, power-off + regenerative braking, power-off + regenerative braking + conventional braking? Let the user select which? Let the software work it out according to the circumstances? One pedal control of the whole thing?

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Don’t no about pedals but has anybody heard of a Riley pathfinder ?   ,I learned to drive in one the gear stick was on the right hand side between the  door and seat 

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I used to have just two when I had a car like this

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My uncle in Huddersfield had a maroon Pathfinder. Interesting mix of old and new. And definitely sporty at the time.

Wikipedia suggests that the position of the gear lever allowed seating for three on the front bench seat. But his had two front seats and I remember standing in the gap... where was the lever on those?

Jonathan

PS: Just after that we had a Daimler Conquest (MFW 707): three pedals but the LH wasn't a clutch, it was the command to the preselector gearbox. See also tanks.

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This had a bench seat Johnathan ,it was my uncles he used to take me out when I was learning bit different after getting out of a mini ,, my dad had a 3.8 jag which I also used to learn in 

your showing your age Stephen 

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Ps uncle used to live just down road from Huddersfield,Ossett 

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Some Pathfinders had a bench seat, some didn't: it's in the linked article.

After that he had collection of Jaguar saloons, including a 4.2 Mark X, a 3.8 Mark 2, and a 3.8 S-type. We had a long series of Mark 2s, but never a 3.8. ;-(

Can't think of anything unusual about the pedals or other controls on those, other than the question of which foot to use for braking in the automatics.

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I'm wrong. My uncle's maroon Riley wasn't a Pathfinder, it was some type of RM.

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Just for curiosity's sake, Lotus 49B (in late 68 spec) had four pedals. And various Chaparrals had, despite having no clutch,  three pedals.

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