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3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle #675146
28/11/20 11:06 AM
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Folks I am working with a supplier to create a new peddle as mine sits 3 1/2 inches (85 mm) below the brake peddle. I want it more in line.
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Could I ask if you own a 3.7l that you measure how far below the brake your peddle sits and let me know


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Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: John V6] #675171
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John - 1.5" on my 2020 car.
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Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: John V6] #675177
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I wonder if MMC designed it deliberately like that to avoid hitting the throttle at the same time as the brake, as I understand that the footwell is quite narrow on the Roadster?


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Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: John V6] #675193
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I suspect you are spot on Deejay, having been in an emergency stop situation in my mid 80`s +8 where my shoe also caught the throttle, a good way of attracting attention for sure..!!! ooo

Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: Deejay] #675204
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Having worked for a number of car manufacturers over the years designing braking systems, including pedals, I can confirm that they are all very sensitive to the issue of “unintended acceleration” ( pressing the throttle pedal instead of the brake pedal). However I doubt Morgan would have designed the step over height to 31/2 inches (approx 90mm). For sports cars 35mm is more normal .

Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: John V6] #675208
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Earlier in the year one of my rear brakes overheated. Embarrassingly when I pressed the brake pedal it went all the way down with my foot taking the accelerator pedal with it.

Just a thought but before committing why not experiment and tape on a block of wood first to see the effect?


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Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: John V6] #675219
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Well I now have it adjusted closer to the brake and now I can't get me foot trapped under the brake which was possible before.
Toe & heeling now works and the gap is more inline with our other cars. I may move it more to the right but I'll try it for a while first.

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I would still appreciate feedback from others on the gap you have.


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Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: Deejay] #675231
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The early 3.7's had a wider transmission tunnel which made the footwell very tight for large shoes. As you can see from John's photos there is now a "cubby hole" to the right of the accelerator which allows you to have your foot at an angle to the pedal.

Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: John V6] #675232
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Yes luxury. The early ones were very cramped indeed


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Re: 3.7 l Roadster throttle peddle [Re: John V6] #675239
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Didn't realise early 3.7's didn't have the extra side clearance. Nice perforated pedal cover BTW John. Does it space out from OE to further reduce gap to brake pedal?


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