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My photos above are with lowered floors 

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Jonathan: I can  drive it only with my Puma shoes, nothing else otherwise I press both pedals. Same trouble at MOT time, only I can drive it or do the emissions test. I hadn't worked it out but comparing mine with Ian's it seems to be the brake pedal in the wrong position.

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Steve,

I wonder if the brake has been spaced with washers or bent? I’ll try and get a pic from above with the cover off.

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Thanks for all this info. Mine is currently as you describe Steve. All the others I have driven were fine. I’ll get a photo tomorrow to add. But it feels like the brake pedal is too far right even with the rubber removed. 

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Mine doesn't have any spacers or washers added to move its position, nor is there any evidence of the pedal being bent by a previous owner. I think I would need to bend the brake pedal to correct the problem.

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Edited: Crossed with #16!

I wonder if the brake has been spaced with washers or bent?

Is there any way of spacing laterally (short of bending)... it's not in the adjustment notes in the Assembly Guide.

Jonathan

PS: There aren't that many things I'd change on the Seven... but a fully adjustable pedal assembly would be high on the list.

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I think the problem could stem from the throttle pedal bending step during the build.  The build manual recommends doing this on the car, which is ok I guess, but I found the mounting plate/hole for the throttle pedal to be to weak for the forces involved in bending the pedal.  This means it's easy to bend the pivot point result in a pedal that doesn't move as expected.

In addition for some strange reason my brake and clutch used the forward holes and my throttle was mounted in the rear hole. I haven't even investigated the pedals on my current build, but know I will be bending off the car, which is a time consuming process due to the access available.

In your situation I would be inclined to purchase a new throttle pedal and start again.   Install the pedal, check the stop on the throttle pedal holds it in the desired position when the throttle is closed in comparison to the brake, then bend the cable arm so that its in the correct place for the throttle cable at idle and clears the pedal box when pressed.  Finally adjust the throttle stop on the bulkhead for full throttle. 

(Sorry for clarification this is for later cars) 

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In addition for some strange reason my brake and clutch used the forward holes and my throttle was mounted in the rear hole.

I have a big mahogany block bolted on top of my throttle pedal in order to get the height right in relation to the brake pedal. Eventually I'll get round to fettling it to remove the woodwork. Well, actually I'll take up the kind offer of one of the Members who offered to fettle it for me. :-)

Jonathan

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In my case the problem is the brake pedal being too far to the right. I can't see any adjustment for this in the pedal box (although the pedal box itself could be moved to the right, moving the brake and clutch pedals with it, as it is bolted in place through slotted holes, but I don't think that is what the slots are for and therefore not the right solution). The throttle and clutch positions appear to be fine and the pedal heights suit me. With my RH foot pressing against the RH side panel I almost press the brake. I have put up with it because I didn't want to resort to bending the pedal but on a couple of occasions I have caught the throttle in the braking zone causing the car to leap forwards (a most unwelcome feeling!), so it has to be sorted. 

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Looking at your pedals Steve, and this is only an observation, but it looks like your clutch pedal misses the bulkhead stop, is it possible your clutch and brake pedal are reversed.   Could they be swapped?