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01 Oct 2018 06:32 #196393 by Lambert
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Whatcha. It's almost time for the annual reconnaissance mission to the North Coast. This involves a 9 ish hour motorway stint which is tedious. In other vehicles I have either real cruise control or as a compensation a sort of accelerator pedal foot rest rather than in the Jimny having to maintain a steady foot position for hours on end resulting in a dead ankle. I have seen Dave's push rod arrangements and while functional off road I wouldn't be happy at 70 mph. I have half looked at a foot rest like for the left foot in the automatic one but mounting it suitably isn't immediately obvious. I had also considered a choke cable to the throttle butterfly but again I can't see an obvious way to route one. What else is an option?

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01 Oct 2018 07:24 #196395 by Scimike
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I think your only option is a choke cable to the throttle butterfly..... or maybe some way of locking the throttle pedal via a cable /electrical solenoid.
An electrical solution is better as you could have it disengage when the brake lights come on.
I have a mechanical solution in my Land Rover, its the PTO hand throttle which just lifts the throttle butterfly. Its ok on the flat, but you slow on hills and rev the conkers out of it when you forget and drop the clutch..
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01 Oct 2018 08:27 #196397 by Lambert
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Hmmm the simpler the better for me, though I take the point about it screaming if I dip the clutch for some reason. More thought needed.

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01 Oct 2018 18:10 #196410 by rappey
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There are some "cruise control kits" on ebay that will work with a manually operated throttle linkage..
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01 Oct 2018 18:47 #196416 by Lambert
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Interesting. Thanks.

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02 Oct 2018 16:42 - 02 Oct 2018 16:43 #196443 by S200KYS
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Lambert wrote: Whatcha. It's almost time for the annual reconnaissance mission to the North Coast. This involves a 9 ish hour motorway stint which is tedious. In other vehicles I have either real cruise control or as a compensation a sort of accelerator pedal foot rest rather than in the Jimny having to maintain a steady foot position for hours on end resulting in a dead ankle. I have seen Dave's push rod arrangements and while functional off road I wouldn't be happy at 70 mph. I have half looked at a foot rest like for the left foot in the automatic one but mounting it suitably isn't immediately obvious. I had also considered a choke cable to the throttle butterfly but again I can't see an obvious way to route one. What else is an option?


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Is to set the revs for a winching operation, or for after one to recharge the battery (leave it running at say 2,000 rpm...)

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02 Oct 2018 16:48 #196444 by Lambert
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Don't worry I'm not going to be using anything like that.

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03 Oct 2018 08:44 #196461 by yakuza
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Is it possible to do something to the springs, making it harder to depress the pedal so you can rest your foot on it more?
If it is harder to press down you will not have to hold your foot back. or?

btw I do not have this problem, just went to the Annual club meet 8-9 hour drive both ways. And done other trips too not having this problem.
Could my 2005 pedal have a different setup maybe?

I have 2004 seats which have a bit better support under the leg.

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