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#1 pete l

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:59 AM

Hi all,

 

Can anyone put up a photo of an MPI left hand drive minis pedals ? in place and with the heater in also.

 

I ask because mine just looks weird, the throttle pedal is almost under and behind the heater box, I have a job getting to it with my foot. 

My heater box sits lower than a RHD car because there is this big fat bar that goes behind it from the brake pedal to the brake servo.

 

Thanks 

 

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:39 PM

Sounds about right... 🙄
Will try to grab a picture in the dark tomorrow morning (at 6am) when I head out to work, if no-one has one around, but I do remember getting my foot stuck if my shoes where a bit too big...
Was thinking of moving it slightly to the right a bit to clear the space.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:04 AM

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Will this suffice?

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:37 AM

Thanks for that. It is as bad as mine.

 

What were they thinking ?



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:10 AM

I think they where going for looks rather than drivability... 🙄
Im actually thinking about the extra slim heater that clears the whole space, but it isn't exactly original.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:08 PM

But there is enough room there to move the pedals to the left, why didn't they do it ?

 

Tell me more about this slim heater.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:28 PM

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They have them at minispares, they aren't as tall as original ones and are lighter...
"Universal aluminium heater assembly complete with heater matrix and electric fan. Comes with 2 outlets for demisting windscreen and 2 variable vents for heating the rest of the car. Ideal for track/race cars or simply for those who want to replace their existing heater with something more affordable and lightweight. Heater hose coolant outlets are 1/2" so ideal for early cars, if you have a post 1988 car you will need MOC210 x2 to fit the later 5/8" heater hoses. Please note these are supplied with 32mm outlets not 2" as per the picture."
Might have to adapt a few things but it's in the plan list...

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:34 PM

I think the same heater, from minimania website:
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:04 AM

looking at those last pics, I think it's the steering colomn thats forced the pedals to be where they are, I didn't think of that before., but you can see just how far over to the right the throttle pedal is. can't see a centre consol fitting a left hand drive car either !!



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:56 AM

I think the mpi's are worse than the others, my other minis don't have that much of a space problem foot-wise, and a centreconsole would have to be pretty slim in the middle...
It might be possible to make an invisible heater behind the dash but would make it VERY tight in there. Was considering it for mine but I'm not there yet as I've had some trouble getting my MPI shell closer to me to 're'start the build and 'heating' is a long way down in the mods I'm planning. 😎

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:37 PM

Do you have any idea what is different between your other minis and the MPI ???



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:47 PM

https://www.google.c...iact=mrc&uact=8



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:37 PM

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They (apart from my '97) are not mpi's, therefore the heater is not the same and not as much in the way. It might be possible to move the heater to the right a bit, can't remember how exactly but I belive it to be possible.
The picture is not the best angle but the only one I have to hand. (my brothers 79 special)

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:23 PM

Do you have any idea what is different between your other minis and the MPI ???

 

I think it is the thick bar/shaft which operates the direct acting servo/master cylinder fitted on later LHD Mini's from 1988/89 onwards, which makes the heater more obtrusive. RHD Minis don't have the bar of course and earlier LHD Minis have the brake master cylinder moved over with the pedal box. If there was a servo fitted (eg. Cooper S and 1275GT) it was remote mounted and not direct action so did not need the bar.



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