I can't offer a lot of help, but I am 6'2" and own a TD, so I can offer
First, there is quite a bit of movement possible with the seat back and
base. Be sure the seat back is adjusted all the way back at the top and
the seat base is pushed all the way to the rear.
Second, I believe there is room for the seat runners to be moved a
couple of more inches rearward.
Third, the steering wheel is not optimally positioned when it it all the
way forward. Since the steering column slants down, the steering wheel
is in its LOWEST position when all the way forward. Although in that
position my arms are more comfortable, the wheel does rub on my thighs.
Finally, it may be more advantageous to shim up the front of the seat by
using spacers under the front of the runners. This will tilt the seat
backward and possibly give more support to the back of the legs.
I hope some of this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> Of Eugene Balinski
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 8:23 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: 'TD Help Needed
> MGTD owners - a friend of mine need some help. He is very
> buying a TD or TF. The problem is that he is almost 6'5" tall and it
> appears that he does not fit in the car. We were at the MG show at
> in Brookline Ma. this past Sunday and we were able to find some very
> people that allowed him to sit in a TD and TF.
> It appears that the seat back is about 2" too close when it is
> far to the rear as the standard adjustment allow. My friends knees
> upwards and hit the bottom of the steering wheel preventing movement
> right leg from the gas to the brake, and vice versa.
> We are both wondering if anyone knows of a possible solution to
> problem. Perhaps the availability of extended seat rails and/or a
> seat back adjuster ? Note, the steering wheel was telescoped in as
> it goes.
> Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated...
> Gene Balinski
> 80 B
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