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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 20, 2012 02:54PM

I have searched archives for such and find zero. Anyone ? Plan is to move seats to rearmost as practical, thereby moving formidable ballast,(driver/passenger +seats) rearward for enhanced weight distribution. Seats have no sliders therefore pedals and steering need to. Thanks, roverman.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: January 20, 2012 04:11PM

The solution is obvious Art.
Remember back in the day when you couldn't reach the pedals on your tricycle
and your dad screwed some 2x4's onto them?
Just tryin to help :<)
Cheers
Fred


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 20, 2012 07:27PM

My son's Honda Accord has a telescoping/tilt wheel. ;)


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 20, 2012 10:24PM

Gee thanks Fred, but I'm thinking of a "better" place for that 2X4............ Carl, yes thanks. roverman.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 21, 2012 10:49AM

What?! Don't care for the Accord wheel? :)


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 21, 2012 11:33AM

Carl, OK the "wheel" doesn't half't to telescope. "Accordingly", in Italy, they faired pooly in crash test, enough so to earn the nic-name- wait for it..".Accordion". AC 6.1 is not just about trailing edge techno wizardry-nay nay, but must look the part of a British "something", high on steroids. I must consider a different columb now. Cheers, roverman.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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10/23/2007 09:23AM

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'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: January 22, 2012 08:27PM

Art, years ago I was building a track T and needed a telescoping and tilt wheel, took a column from a mid 70s Cadillac. Only downside is that the internal joint for the tilt mechanism is made of nylon or some type of plastic and designed for use with power steering. As my car was very light I didn't worry about the strength of it with a standard rack, but with a heavier car that might present a problem. As for the pedals I've see race cars mount such items on telescoping square tube mounts with locating holes drilled through and using pip pins to hold things in place, I suppose you could design some sort of cable operated latch system to make it easier to adjust. The steering would move about 6" as I remember and locked in place by a locking screw that ran though the center of the wheel hub. I removed the original Caddilac lever and substituted a modifed gas cap from a VW Golf that had a good grip surface.



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Todd Kishbach

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Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: February 12, 2012 12:08PM

My F350 came with them. Kind of thought they were useless expensive add ons till my 5'0'' friend Linda tried to drive my truck. Even with the pedals extended all the way out and the seat full forward she had a tough time. We towed down to Road Atlanta a few years ago and when it was her turn to drive, pillows came in handy.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: February 13, 2012 03:51PM

C4 Corvettes had a telescoping / tilting column option and it wasn't that bad to look at. Find someone parting out a C4 in Craigs list.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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Re: Telescoping pedals and steering wheel
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: February 13, 2012 04:14PM

Art, just had a brain pop, how about mounting the pedals on a set of seat runners? They are certainly strong enough to withstand the braking force as they resist that when you push back in the seat and generally have adjusters that are easy to operate and would be simple to convert to cable operation for ease of adjustment. Jim's idea of the C4 column sounds good, but finding a steering wheel replacement without the air bag might be a bit difficult, at least I think the C4s had air bags, can't remember for sure.



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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Telescoping pedals and steering columb.
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 13, 2012 04:31PM

Clan, These are all good ideas,well-maybe NOT the 2x4's %$#. Think I'll start at the seat positions and work forward. (3) mc's "inside" cabin on reverse action pedals, should help. Pretty sure the gage pod should follow along. Thanks, roverman.


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