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Accelerator setup for Daisy

by

Tony Dawson

Before fitting front side panels. Things to do.

The throttle cables coming direct from the pedal arm always gave me a niggle if it ever came to replacing a broken cable at the roadside. Outer cables hidden behind the brake master cylinder.

yoke

So, made up a yoke on a 5mm rod to take the cable connection point into a more accessible location. Improved straight pull on the cables minimising wear at the entry point. Yoke fits onto the end of the throttle lever with an 8mm clevis pin. The M8 mounting stud is welded to the chassis gusset, the rear of the new plate, where the rod slides through the hole, locates under the chassis tube to prevent the whole thing pivoting on the stud

yoke
yoke

Next was to map out the throttle foot blister. Did the mock-up at the cardboard stage. Side panel cut and fitted with Clecoes, blister hole cut and blister formed from annealed 1.2mm offcut using am mdf former and plug. So far so good. Nice clearance for the wide right foot. My ankle was saying 'this is not a nice action, not your usual way of doing it’ The pendulum action of the original did not suit me in the Pembleton.

yoke

Mocked up a bottom pivot pedal in 1mm ally to get the design right, Cut the old pedal pad from the throttle arm. Made up a temporary adjustable clamp block to attach to the arm (this has turned out to be permanent) Suppose I could now weld an eye to the arm. Fabricated a 2.5mm ally pedal with home made clevis pins, connected with an adjustable link to the clamp block.

yoke

Pivot block at the bottom is riveted to the floor. The curved shape allows for clearance of the foot when braking. A real bonus of the arrangement now allows heel/toe action when braking, a necessity with a Guzzi gearbox but perhaps not the Citroen!

yoke

The finished pedal - looks good.


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