1993 Kon-tiki 600/5L pedals

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Simon, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Simon

    Simon

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Ramsgate, Kent
    Ratings:
    +424
    Hi all!

    We took the old beastie out today for a test run, having just bought it a few days ago, and covered a bit over 90 miles of all different kinds of road.

    My thoughts: it cruises well enough (for a 1.9td) but the accelerator pedal placement seems intent on crippling me round town. The clutch pedal is higher than I'd like but I think that can be adjusted lower, but the accelerator is *awful*. I just can't get my heel on the floor and my toe on the pedal; I have to hover over it until we're up to speed then rest the right side of my foot on the edge of the wheel arch, leaving my big toe resting on the pedal. It's painful! I can't be the only one, surely?
     
  2. injebreck99

    injebreck99 Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,442
    Location:
    norfolk
    Ratings:
    +1,852
    I and many others have had the same problem over the years, I solved my problem ,as did many others, by filling in the gulley before the pedals with a home made wooden frame with a wooden top covered with carpet so that the floor was all the same level, solved, also incorporated a hides hole for small items that I didn't want to lose.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  3. Simon

    Simon

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Ramsgate, Kent
    Ratings:
    +424
    That makes sense; I'm going to try this in the morning. Thanks!
     
  4. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,247
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,573
    another one of Fiats oversights in poor design shop.

    the other is the seat is too high if you are any more than 5ft 10in and spend most of the time staring at the sun visor
     
  5. Simon

    Simon

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Ramsgate, Kent
    Ratings:
    +424
    I'm 5'11". I know what you mean. It was a relief when we found that half of the overhead area could be removed and placed on top of the other half, opening up the cab!
     
  6. stcyr

    stcyr Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    Normandie
    Ratings:
    +1,198
    Ditto. (y)
     
  7. iceni

    iceni

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    301
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +115
    I did than in my old glendale and it made it a lot better for resting foot on the floor. The space underneath was useful as others have said for stuff like warninf triangles and munney LOL
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  8. Simon

    Simon

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Ramsgate, Kent
    Ratings:
    +424
    Molished a quick pedal plank this morning before going out for another practise run. It could have gone a bit further out under the clutch but it's a squillion times better to drive. Thanks for the idea! Mk2 will be along shortly. 20140901_182208.jpg
     
  9. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,349
    Location:
    notloB
    Ratings:
    +48,841
    Bl**dy H**l that floor looks really odd! Never seen anything like that in 42 yrs of driving. :rofl:
     
  10. Simon

    Simon

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Ramsgate, Kent
    Ratings:
    +424
    Fiat, innit?

    "Why the driver need-a thing to rest-a the feet on when they can put-a them in this lovely trough what we make-a?"
     
  11. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,349
    Location:
    notloB
    Ratings:
    +48,841

    mmmmmmmmm,is the trough for feeding the pigs perhaps? maybe a farmer designed it?
     
  12. Simon

    Simon

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Ramsgate, Kent
    Ratings:
    +424
    It's quite tractor-like...
     
  13. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,349
    Location:
    notloB
    Ratings:
    +48,841

    pmsl.
     
Loading...

Share This Page