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 Post subject: Pedal Box Question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:52 am 
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What are the advantages of a bottom pivot pedal box over a top pivot one?

I can only remember driving one bottom pivot car many years ago (old beetle?/chuvette?) and remember hating it.

The possibilities I can think of are:

1) maybe a quicker pedal action as its maybe more ankle action as opposed to more leg action for a top mount?
2) more space to mount the M/C's lower down?


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 Post subject: Re: Pedal Box Question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:34 am 
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I wondered about that one too and if I was doing another I would cut the whole sierra pedal" box" out and use that.
However having put in quite a few miles now(all on private road of course ;) )I dont notice any difference in the action .it operates quite nicely. :) :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pedal Box Question
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I've no first hand experience - but had assumed it was to do with the sitting position being very different - relative to the pedals?

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 Post subject: Re: Pedal Box Question
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:09 am 
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I think its more of a packaging problem on the roadster than a "whats best" thing. The steering column would have to thread its way between the pedal`s and the brake/clutch cylinders if you went top mounted. I am not saying you cant but it is probably easier as is. If at all possible it would be best to go top mount with the cylinders inside the car like the old escort system, that would save a load of grief with exhaust and stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Pedal Box Question
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:43 am 
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That's an interesting thought Bob, might have to look into the dimensions of one of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Pedal Box Question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:39 pm 
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I built a Robin Hood 2B and that was designed to use the sierra pedals but as I fitted a vauxhall redtop engine I couldn't fit the brake master cylinder in so I made a bottom pivot pedal from the sierra one and mounted that below and had an over hung clutch an accelerator.

Felt quite natural to drive and never had an issues with it

Oddly, no decent pics of the pedals but you can see the tops here

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