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MG MGF Technical - F eats shoes - how to stop it?

I remember reading something from Mike Satur about the way the F pedals were done that they eat your shoes (I mean the top of your shoes wears out faster than your front tyres) and he had some solution for it.

Does anyone else has this problem and does one know how to solve it. It's already my 3rd pair of shoes which is ruined by the F (besides a lot of savings...)

thanks!
Dirk

you are joking? right? and if that wasn't bad enough you posted in the Technical Board? :-)

you need to get out more!
sane bloke

Buy an M3.
NATHAN CARNIE

LETS BE FAIR IF SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM, THEY HAVE PROBLEM AND IF THEY ASK FOR HELP LETS GET IN THERE AND HELP OUR FELLOW DRIVERS. IF WE POO-HOO THESE HONEST QUESTIONS THEN WE BECOME A USELESS BULLETIN BOARD DESIGNED FOR THE W.NKERS OF THE WORLD.

THE FOOT WELL IS TIGHT AND WEARING SPORTS SHOES IS A TIGHT FIT.

david

Well said David,

I could see where the problem might arise, especially on the right foot. Perhaps due to the drilled throttle pedal. Maybe also - a little too much pressure over a long period using the same shoes. It did happen to me once, when i used to drive a Transit. It was simply because i drove everywhere trying to push the pedal through the floor! (didn't do my bunion much good either, any advice Rob??)

Nick ;-)
Nick

Just a friendly suggestion to David - Before slagging off contributors take the time to learn the etiquette of the Internet, for example 'the use of all uppercase letters is considered extremely b
Ted Newman

Just a friendly suggestion to David - Before slagging off contributors take the time to learn the etiquette of the Internet, for example 'the use of all uppercase letters is considered extremely bad form and is the same as throwing a tantrum'

BTW sorry for the double post the mouse jumped onto the key board trying to get away from the cat.

Ted
Ted Newman

I don't think this is a silly question. The leading edge of the fuseboard cover is quite sharp and scratches the uppers of shoes. I have ruined two pairs of Church's this way (205 a pair for the benefit of the idiot who slagged off the original posting - so that's over 400 I'm down already). Sometimes when moving from the accelerator to the brake pedal, the show will rub against the fuseboard cover. I put a strip of insulation tape along this edge to save my shoes.

Regards, John
John O'Gadhra

K&N
Another Sane Bloke

Use a brick on the accelerator pedal ;-)

Okay seriously folks, the flamers are *wrong* on this one and I'll prove them why:

1. try to drive your MGF without your shoes on (or for the masochists amongst you: with bare feet!) or simply touch with your hand the accelerator pedal of the MGF: you'll notice that the holes in the accelerator pedal have rather sharp protruding edges (unlike the edges of the usual drilled holes in [aftermarket] sports cars pedals) - ideal as "shoe rubber rasping-tool".

2. bow down right now and take a close look at the rubber underside of both the shoes you're currently wearing: the right shoe clearly suffered more tear 'n wear (at least if you drive an MGF [with stock-pedals] with the shoes you're currently wearing)!

So it is the accelerator pedal which is the cause of shoe mayhem. Think twice before flaming...

Cheers,
Luc
Luc

Okay, so my feet have expensive tastes!!!!!!!
John O'Gadhra

Mike Satur brake pedal adjustment kit may help ...

Gaz
Gaz

Luc

I do not think anybody was flaming - just making a joke. Some people on this BBS really need to loosen up a bit.

And if you read Luc's post carefully I think you will find that he is reffering to the top of his shoes, so I guess (as John says) they must be rubbing on the edge of the fuse box cover. Some thick tape should cure this.

Spyros
Spyros Papageorghiou

hi again,

okay, okay, okay. i was just poking fun! seriously, if you want to be strictly serious about it then at least post under the GENERAL board, its hardly a technical topic. oh and "another sane bloke", nicely put about the shoes, fool. think he would have learned after the first pair were eaten up!
Original Sane Bloke

>'the use of all uppercase letters is considered extremely bad form and is the same as throwing a tantrum'

Ted,
guess its not meant that way from David.
I've learned some days ago that different 'input-media' (PDAs and such tools) to the internet only have uppercase OR lowercase function.

But let him explain that himself. Come on David :)

:o)
Dieter
Dieter FAO Ted

Hi Dirk,

Your right.. I have had problem with the tops of my shoes catching on the back edge of the fuse box. On one occasion, this cut the mesh on the pair of joggers that I was wearing at the time.

The problem I have is when you move your foot between the Brake and the accelerator pedal..

I have heard that Mike Satur makes an ajustable pin that links the pedal to the master cylinder. By adjusting this pin, it is possible to move the pedal slightly lower giving you more room for you to 'dance over the pedals'.

I suspect that this would make the task of 'Heal-Toeing' easier.. I find my brake pedal is just a little too high to do this smoothly.. Maybe my feet are the wrong size...


I have never used this adjuster so cannot recommend it... but is there anyone out there that has one fitted, and can comment on it's usefulness ?


Scott
Scott Martin

UPPER CASE - lower case

Thank you to those who understood the message and not the fact that it was in upper case. To others -thank you for the ettiquette lesson.

I was under some pressure time wise and had completed the message before I realised that the whole thing was in upper case. I decided that I would not re-type the message and loose it while doing it (see below). You will find another on the same night in UC same reason.

If this has offended someone it was not intended in that way.

This is the second time I have typed this message, The first time I hit a key, which one I havent a clue, and lost the whole message and ended up at the desk top. I did not have time to got through that scenario on the first night

David
david

Dieter

I have been so busy I have not had the chance to thank you for your kind words.

Yes, you are right, the use of uppercase was not done as a statement. As one of the aging population who use computers for a living, but one who has not not been introduced to the rules of the Internet I thank you.

Now I know I will keep to the rules.

Dieter thank you for your ability to see the wood for the trees and thank you for the positive contribution you make to this site.

Regards

david
david

This shoe crunching has always been a problem, a couple of ways to cure it ,1,remove fuse box cover.2fit brake pedal adjuster and get better toeing'n heeling or do both!
Mike.
mikesatur

Answer, get tougher shoes and the sharp edges on the pedal wear down in no time.

In the summer (I wear be wearing mainly)Wolky sandles my feet and/or shoes have had no adverse effect. The only difference is my foot is not so heavy on the accelerator.

In the winter (I will be wearing mainly)Panama Jacks (very tough shoes). My feet and/or shoes have have had no adverse effects. With these the toe part of the sole sometimes catches the plastic cover above. Only real effect is tho oposite of the thin shoes.

On the odd occasion I have had no shoes on, apart from it being a little uncomfortable (as with any car) no adverse effects. So in my experience, no problem but I only take size 8 shoes so maybe for others it is a problem. This year I rented one of the old (last years) Vauxhall (well Opel Actually) Corsas and found that when turning the steering wheel my foot was being turned off the pedals by the steering column, apart from being very dangerous, it scuffed my boots a little on the toe.

Dr. Martin 10 holes + are ok, providing you can get in the car with them on in the first place :-)

Dirk, have you sent the bill for your shoes to Rover yet, they may pay 50%, you never know, are they covered :-)
Tony Smith

This thread was discussed between 05/12/2000 and 09/12/2000

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