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Thread: Fat Feet hitting too many pedals

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    Re: Fat Feet hitting too many pedals

    I picked up some 'lovely' orange/pink coloured athletic shoes some time ago for driving (and cycling) with: narrow sole; lots of mesh for cooling; stiff area under the forefoot for spreading the load out. Dunno if it would work with the Healey, but we have a VW based Meyers Manx clone dune buggy with a similar issue. I pulled the pedal set out many years ago and bent the clutch pedal further out with two pipe wrenches (I don't think I changed the alignment of the brake pedal). Try skinny shoes; try mechanical corrections. Good luck. Doug (an irritant for me is that there is a seam in the material covering the transmission hump that catches the edge of my right foot. Not enough to sweat correcting things, but a tad worrisome.)

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    Re: Fat Feet hitting too many pedals

    I think bowling shoes would work.

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    Re: Fat Feet hitting too many pedals

    that is one of the reasons that i installed an aod transmission in my converted bn6. ..one less pedal to worry about!!
    1959 bn6 sbc zz4 with aod transmission....... 1959 bn6 inline 6 250 chev engine and tremec 5 speed.......Porsche 911 all aluminum 434 cubic inch dart sbc engine 930 4 spd

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    Re: Fat Feet hitting too many pedals

    Moss catalog shows "distance pieces"(#31) moving the clutch pedal to the left what looks like 3/8" or 1/2":

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