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pixelsmithusa Avatar
No, I suppose you could add one, but totally unnecessary.

In reply to # 26018 by 0123 Do make / sell a conversion kit that uses a remote
brake servo to operate the clutch then please Gerard?



Gerard

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0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
Totally unnecessary isn't the term people who
bought cars with Morris' servo clutch Gerard.

Total f,)ck up was often used to describe it..

Instead of a clutch pefal, there was a switch on the gear knob.

When you wished to chage gear
you pressed the switch,
the servo released the clutch
you moved the gear lever
and then took your finger off the switch.

Hill starts were amusing.
Unreliability was guaranteed
by the complex nature of the mechanisms.

In reply to # 26020 by pixelsmithusa No, I suppose you could add one, but totally unnecessary.

In reply to # 26018 by 0123 Do make / sell a conversion kit that uses a remote
brake servo to operate the clutch then please Gerard?

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usmh3 Rob Thomas
Cardiff, Wales, UK   GBR
Designed to be fitted to a car with the clutch release lever on the top of the gearstick on cars built for people with no left leg. Chuck £300 my way and I'll make you one! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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pixelsmithusa Avatar
I thought you meant adding a brake servo to lower pressure needed depress the clutch. News to me... Never, ever, heard of or seen such a thing. I'm guessing it's UK thing?

In reply to # 26021 by 0123 Totally unnecessary isn't the term people who
bought cars with Morris' servo clutch Gerard.

Total f,)ck up was often used to describe it..

Instead of a clutch pefal, there was a switch on the gear knob.

When you wished to chage gear
you pressed the switch,
the servo released the clutch
you moved the gear lever
and then took your finger off the switch.

Hill starts were amusing.
Unreliability was guaranteed
by the complex nature of the mechanisms.

In reply to # 26020 by pixelsmithusa No, I suppose you could add one, but totally unnecessary.

In reply to # 26018 by 0123 Do make / sell a conversion kit that uses a remote
brake servo to operate the clutch then please Gerard?



Gerard

http://gerardsgarage.com/

0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
Tar muchly Rob winking smiley



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0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
You've nailed it Gerard.

I think a famous British designer / genius
called Heath Robinson designed the lovely thing.

Here's another of one of dear Heath's designs.


In reply to # 26024 by pixelsmithusa I thought you meant adding a brake servo to lower pressure needed depress the clutch. News to me... Never, ever, heard of or seen such a thing. I'm guessing it's UK thing?

In reply to # 26021 by 0123 Totally unnecessary isn't the term people who
bought cars with Morris' servo clutch Gerard.

Total f,)ck up was often used to describe it..

Instead of a clutch pefal, there was a switch on the gear knob.

When you wished to chage gear
you pressed the switch,
the servo released the clutch
you moved the gear lever
and then took your finger off the switch.

Hill starts were amusing.
Unreliability was guaranteed
by the complex nature of the mechanisms.

In reply to # 26020 by pixelsmithusa No, I suppose you could add one, but totally unnecessary.

In reply to # 26018 by 0123 Do make / sell a conversion kit that uses a remote
brake servo to operate the clutch then please Gerard?



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pixelsmithusa Avatar
Isn't Heath Robinson the UK equivalent of Rube Goldberg?



In reply to # 26026 by 0123 You've nailed it Gerard.

I think a famous British designer / genius
called Heath Robinson designed the lovely thing.

Here's another of one of dear Heath's designs.


In reply to # 26024 by pixelsmithusa I thought you meant adding a brake servo to lower pressure needed depress the clutch. News to me... Never, ever, heard of or seen such a thing. I'm guessing it's UK thing?

In reply to # 26021 by 0123 Totally unnecessary isn't the term people who
bought cars with Morris' servo clutch Gerard.

Total f,)ck up was often used to describe it..

Instead of a clutch pefal, there was a switch on the gear knob.

When you wished to chage gear
you pressed the switch,
the servo released the clutch
you moved the gear lever
and then took your finger off the switch.

Hill starts were amusing.
Unreliability was guaranteed
by the complex nature of the mechanisms.

In reply to # 26020 by pixelsmithusa No, I suppose you could add one, but totally unnecessary.

In reply to # 26018 by 0123 Do make / sell a conversion kit that uses a remote
brake servo to operate the clutch then please Gerard?



Gerard

http://gerardsgarage.com/

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0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
You've nailed it again Gerard

winking smiley

In reply to # 26027 by pixelsmithusa Isn't Heath Robinson the UK equivalent of Rube Goldberg?



In reply to # 26026 by 0123 You've nailed it Gerard.

I think a famous British designer / genius
called Heath Robinson designed the lovely thing.

Here's another of one of dear Heath's designs.


In reply to # 26024 by pixelsmithusa I thought you meant adding a brake servo to lower pressure needed depress the clutch. News to me... Never, ever, heard of or seen such a thing. I'm guessing it's UK thing?

In reply to # 26021 by 0123 Totally unnecessary isn't the term people who
bought cars with Morris' servo clutch Gerard.

Total f,)ck up was often used to describe it..

Instead of a clutch pefal, there was a switch on the gear knob.

When you wished to chage gear
you pressed the switch,
the servo released the clutch
you moved the gear lever
and then took your finger off the switch.

Hill starts were amusing.
Unreliability was guaranteed
by the complex nature of the mechanisms.

In reply to # 26020 by pixelsmithusa No, I suppose you could add one, but totally unnecessary.

In reply to # 26018 by 0123 Do make / sell a conversion kit that uses a remote
brake servo to operate the clutch then please Gerard?

usmh3 Avatar
usmh3 Rob Thomas
Cardiff, Wales, UK   GBR
Since the post-war period there were moves by the guvmint to get injured servicemen mobile by subsidising the purchase/lease of cars with specialised conversion kits. Morris supplied many 'invalid' cars with things like wider opening doors that folded all the way against the front wheel. Levers on the control column that actuated both the brake and throttle were fairly common and I know that you could get a gear lever gadget to act as a clutch pedal. It looked like a motorbike brake lever and was servoed.
The scheme continues, in a form, as 'Motability' in the UK.

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hemm999 Ian Hemmingway
Manchester, lancs, UK   GBR
Got this setup on mine.
In reply to # 26010 by pixelsmithusa You throw me off with the terminology you chose. A servo is the term used for a vacuum assist brake booster. What you have the is a clutch master cylinder and a slave cylinder. Someone has simply converted your clutch operation from mechanical to hydraulic. I make a kit and there are a couple others out there too.

This is a "servo", typical of what you might find used in a Morris. I've also installed these before.


0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
Here's a few disabled Service Men lined
up to start racing their invalid carriages thumbs up


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0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
Here they are exciting Tertre Rouge .

Observe the smoke pouring off the tyres
as they power up the Mulsanne Straight smileys with beer



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