Winter jobs - pedal spacing...

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StevehS3
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It hits the stop but you've made me think about if the pedals are the wrong way round. My clutch pedal (the bit with the rubber on it) is offset to the left and the brake is straight. If they were the other way round that would have the effect of moving the brake to the left. Ian's photo is of an earlier imperial car and I think the pedals have changed since then so I can't compare.

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That could well be it.

Worth swapping to see? How about measuring or putting a ruler across the pedals in a photo in order to record current and new position? 

Jonathan

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It could indeed! I want to be sure first though. It's not obvious from the pedal photos on the Caterham Parts website but I'll do some searching...

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Mine pictured above - sorry about the orientation. As per Steves, it appears as the brake pedal is too far right.

David.

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356DNA, Hope you didn't think I was hijacking the thread but it seems we have the same problem. Your clutch and brake pedals are the same way around as mine. What year is you car (mine is a 2012 metric?). I think swapping them might solve the problem but I'd just like to know what a 'correct' car looks like before diving in.

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Steve. No problem at all. Glad to hear it’s not just me! 

I haven’t had time to get inside the pedal box today but from memory the clutch and brake pedals are not interchangeable as the former has a bracket on it. Happy to be corrected if this isn’t the case!

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Pedals are not interchangeable - if you look at the top end, the clutch has an extra bit to support the clevis pin. 

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356DNA first observation is no pedal rubber on the brake pedal, failed an MOT years ago on that, assume is still checked.   Bet it was present at the IVA.  

Spacing looks ok, but its a top down shoot that will give the true picture.   Have you taken the pedal box cover off yet?

 

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Chris - I took the rubber off to see if it helped with clearance. Sitting in the car today I think its a depth issue - the solution seems to be adjusting the throttle so it sits farther away (forward) from the brake towards the bulkhead, that would allow the brake to be pressed fully without the shoe (that will almost certainly overlap the throttle) from pressing it...

Can others comment on how much further forward their throttle is?

THanks

David.