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Re: Dead pedal for B

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Subject: Re: Dead pedal for B
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 14:30:31 -0800

I guess I have to explain myself. No, I'm not particularly old, and I'm

Because I have long legs, I keep the seat pushed back far enough that my
left foot does not reach the firewall. This leaves it unsupported other than
pivoting on the heel and leaning against the inner chassis rail (where the
carpet has rubbed off, BTW). A dead pedal is the usual solution for this
inconvenience. However, the Mark I B uses a floor switch for the hi-beams. A
dead pedal, it seemed to me, would block access to this floor switch.

For this reason I have even contemplated a hinged dead pedal, but it seemed
too much bother to engineer. Blake now informs us that Datsun (that is,
Nissan) has already addressed this problem. Dashed clever of them.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 11/14/06 1:29 PM, Andrew B. Lundgren at wrote:

> Are you saying you are old AND short?
> :)
> I had think think for a minute about why you would want a dead pedal.
> At 6'3" I have always loved the inside of my B and the fact that it
> doesn't fit like my Miata did!
> --
> Andrew
> Max Heim wrote:
>> I see that Moss is now offering a dead pedal for the MGB. I have pondered
>> this possibility for years, off and on. It is certainly needed, but the
>> thing that always stopped me was, how would you reach the hi-beam switch?
>> I can think of at least one other use for this product -- put a pair of them
>> on the passenger side so your more petite passengers have something to brace
>> their feet on (the tunnel width keeps the seat from going far enough forward
>> for their feet to reach the firewall).
>> --

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