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Throttle position adjustments
« on: October 06, 2015, 06:59:07 pm »
Hi guys, thank you for all the welcomes to the forum. So as for naming my Lada which I have been calling trekkertjie since I had her, now has a name..... Fergie..... Long story.

Anyhow, I would love to know if anyone has some advice on moving the actual throttle pedal in a bit. As you hopefully can see by the below pics, my throttle is forward quite a bit. I am vertically challenged so moving my seat back too much is not an option, so currently I am sitting with a floating right foot and by now premature arthritis in my knee.

Would love some ideas if you have some.

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Re: Throttle position adjustments
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 07:19:14 am »
Would a conversion to a floor mounted pedal not solve your issue?

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Re: Throttle position adjustments
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 07:52:44 am »
It could, but right now his peddle is 60-80mm closer to the driver where mine lines up (when stationary). How would one adjust the peddle resting position without messing with the cable to carb settings?

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Re: Throttle position adjustments
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 08:55:08 am »
Wesley, please add Fergie's details to this thread when you get a chance, it helps us keep track of the Lada's on the forum

http://ladanivaza.co.za/index.php/topic,106.msg297.html#msg297

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Re: Throttle position adjustments
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 09:34:42 am »
It could, but right now his peddle is 60-80mm closer to the driver where mine lines up (when stationary). How would one adjust the peddle resting position without messing with the cable to carb settings?

Hold the arm securely and bend. As long as you don't twist the horizontal arm, the cable adjustment should not be affected.

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Re: Throttle position adjustments
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 07:04:48 pm »
If all else fails, bend the pedal/fit a floor mounted pedal, and then come see me. I will make you an extended cable that fits the new pedal position.
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Re: Throttle position adjustments
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 10:29:22 pm »
Thanks for all the replies, I will give it a bend over the weekend. I checked where it maxes out when pressed so there is some room for a bit of a curve. It is actually pretty straight at the moment, thanks for the offer Conrad, I will keep you all posted on the developments.

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Re: Throttle position adjustments
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 07:29:58 pm »
Hi everyone,

Had a few minutes free this morning to sort out my throttle issue. I think it may be a new one fitted as it was gun barrel straight. I gave it about a 10-15° bend just below the pivot. It is very simple to take off. Two bolts, a spring and the cable and it pops right out.

She feels a lot better now. My knee is grateful. Thanks for all the replies and offers of help.

Another pleasing day in my new Lada journey.

Wes