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Old 17 Jul 2016, 06:46 am
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Default What do you think to changing the leverage on the clutch pedal?

I've got a bum left leg and having test driven a PT a few years ago I had to give up on the idea as the clutch was just to hard to press and in fact the vendor ended up having to drive it back.
BUT I really want one!
So my original idea was to get one and change the clutch master cylinder.
Though another method has struck me as possibly easier and cheaper.That is to take the clutch rod closer to the pivot point.Looking at pedal boxes for sale on eBay it appears that there is a spigot sticking out possibly riveted over I dare say to take the clutch rod.So I'm thinking just move that a few millimetres closer to the pivot and weld it on.
I may have to "tip" the cylinder over to avoid chaffing but I could just put a few washers on one of the cylinders mounting bolts to pack it off.
I just don't recall where the bite point was or if there was enough free play to manage it.
Your probably thinking just get an auto but the diesel doesn't come in an auto.
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Old 17 Jul 2016, 08:12 am
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Default Re: What do you think to changing the leverage on the clutch pedal?

If you want more leverage, Why wouldn't you just make the pedal arm longer?
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If you want more leverage, Why wouldn't you just make the pedal arm longer?
I have had a car in the past where all three pedals are staggered.
Will have to see what clearance there is when I get one.
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Old 19 Jul 2016, 06:47 am
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Question Re: What do you think to changing the leverage on the clutch pedal?

Is it an overly strong return spring on the clutch?
I've been reading about swapping the return spring on some Land-Rovers for a weaker one and they do a kit for it.
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The pt clutch takes about 10 times less effort to push than my mustang and is one of the lowest effort clutch pedals 've ever pushed. I wouldn't say anything about it is overly strong. Im also pretty sure there is no return spring.
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The pt clutch takes about 10 times less effort to push than my mustang and is one of the lowest effort clutch pedals 've ever pushed. I wouldn't say anything about it is overly strong. Im also pretty sure there is no return spring.
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These hydraulic clutches are super easy. Try lending a big block 4 speed Mopar to your wife. That's not a clutch, this is a clutch! I see mention of a bum leg. I am sure there are solutions, but the PT is not a particularly stiff clutch, especially compared to the mechanical linkages.
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Default Re: What do you think to changing the leverage on the clutch pedal?

The PT is one of the easiest clutch cars to drive that I've driven. So I'm not sure if it gets any easer.
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The PT is one of the easiest clutch cars to drive that I've driven. So I'm not sure if it gets any easer.
the 2015 civic si i drove was easier on the foot. it also holds the brake to prevent the car from rolling while starting off on a hill
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Heh, heh, Stiff clutches? 67 Dodge Charger 383 4spd. Torn meniscus in left knee, tell me about stiff clutches.

What was so cool in 67 when I bought it, ain't so cool anymore.
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Heh, heh, Stiff clutches? 67 Dodge Charger 383 4spd. Torn meniscus in left knee, tell me about stiff clutches.

What was so cool in 67 when I bought it, ain't so cool anymore.
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