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Triumph TR6 - Where do you keep your left foot??
|Hi there! I'm quite new to this forum and I have owned my '6 for only a couple of months now, se bear with me...|
I quess I will be posting a lot of stupid questions here in the future, and I'll start off with what might be a real winner:
Where do you guys keep your left foot while driving?? Keeping it above the clutch pedal without toutching it isn't very cofortable, and I understand that resting your foot on the pedal is not recommended. The only place available onm the side of the pedal is occupied by the dip-switch, and if I rest my foot on the floor in front of the pedal my knee is right at the door realese handle, and I certanly do not want to accidentally opne the door with my knee....!!
So: How do you solve this problem? I hope I'm not the only one with this problem - after all, I'm a quite average sized preson. But the again, maybe the average TR driver isn't an average sized person??
|I either keep my leg folded up with my knee on the door or I extend my leg fully to the left and underneath the pedal. I switch back and forth. I wish it had a foot rest or 'dead' pedal. I keep looking for one when I drive the TR6 because my Z28 has one.|
|D J Guess|
|Mat--Welcome, and thanks for the excellent question. I simply removed the dip switch/dead pedal and took off the dip switch. That switch is now nestled in the carpet at the firewall and I now can fully stretch my leg. A great solution that retains dip switch functionality. On the '72, the column mounted light switch also has a pull "flash to pass" feature that I use more frequently than the dip switch.|
Soon I'll be looking at adjusting the accelerator pedal/linkage to bring the pedal closer to the floor.
|I keep my left foot on the goose or it flies out of the car.|
|Heats getting to you John! Delve into that air option|
|Somebody had to say it! On the end of my left leg!|
|Good idea Rick,|
I also have a 72, with the column mounted switch. Think I'll replace the dip switch too.
Now I rest my left foot on the dip switch, works, but not very comfi. Also thought of making a kind of a pedal on de dipswitch for more foot rest room. Then the dip switch stays in place en the left foot rests easier, with more room.
|Eric de Lange|
|Bill, I had a Jensen Healey some years ago, with an add on AC. It ran way too hot to use the AC except at cruising speeds. I think I'll just ignor the heat.|
|WOW..It always amazes me the info a person can learn on this board...I have had my TR for 4 years now (rebuilt most every part my self) and never knew there was a "Flash to Pass" on the dimmer switch..May be I should actually get out my owners manual and read it Peter B.|
|WAIT a minute!|
JOHN has the Goose? What's that thing in my garage then?
Hey Mat, join up or the goose moves in!
|Jim, the damn thing sits on the floorboard and honks all night long. If you don't keep your left foot on it, it flies up out of the car. I can't figure out how to deal with it.|
|HEAT Jim its the heat? Poor fellows delirious. Canada Geese with cool breese passing under there wings.|
Way to friggin cool here?
|John, two words...|
|Did somebody step on a duck?|
This thread was discussed between 02/06/2004 and 04/06/2004
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