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 Post subject: Re: Spark plug tubes
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Spark plug tubes
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:44 pm 
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I bought a pedal rubber at the tdir and have only good comments to make about it. Time will tel as to it’s durability once pressed into service. Not cheap but needs must

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 Post subject: Re: Spark plug tubes
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Not cheap but needs must
As they are unique to the Dolomite, the likely number we'll ever sell had to be taken into account and worked against economies of scale unfortunately.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark plug tubes
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Who knew, besides me, that the Dolomite auto throttle pedal is a different size to the manual one? No new pedal rubbers for us auto fans! Just an FYI!

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 Post subject: Re: Spark plug tubes
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:18 pm 
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Are you sure about that Steve? Only the one part number as far as I can see for the rubber, although the pedal itself is different in several respects; the brake pedal rubber is wider on the manual, but as far as I can see the throttle one is the same...


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 Post subject: Re: Spark plug tubes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:27 pm 
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I didn't quibble on price Alun and as I said needs must.
This is going to rear it's head when the quarter light rubbers are costed up.

With unique kit to specific models makes sourcing and developing parts expensive. As owners of these limited vehicles it is just the price you have to pay or you find an alternative or do without.

The club and its custodians, along with the owners do a sterling job of helping keep these marvelous vehicles on the road where they should be.

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 Post subject: Re: Spark plug tubes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:32 pm 
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I didn't quibble on price Alun and as I said needs must.
This is going to rear it's head when the quarter light rubbers are costed up.

With unique kit to specific models makes sourcing and developing parts expensive. As owners of these limited vehicles it is just the price you have to pay or you find an alternative or do without.

The club and its custodians, along with the owners do a sterling job of helping keep these marvelous vehicles on the road where they should be.
I realise that, I was just giving background to others to explain why they are so much more expensive than brake and clutch rubbers that are common to so many other cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Spark plug tubes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Are you sure about that Steve? Only the one part number as far as I can see for the rubber, although the pedal itself is different in several respects; the brake pedal rubber is wider on the manual, but as far as I can see the throttle one is the same...
Absolutely certain! I've had a manual and auto one side by side for comparison The auto one is larger in both directions, only by a few mm, but it would be enough that a manual rubber wouldn't fit an auto pedal. I only checked because I have on hand 3 distinct types of pedal, 2 manual types, 1 with an "down" stop and 1 without, plus the auto type (I have 3 of these) all have the "down" stop. This is not definitive however as all 3 came from post 76 cars. I can't see that there's any positive advantage to the larger pedal for the auto and in my case, i'll be using the (presumably) earlier, stopless manual pedal on my auto car as it's going to be operating a throttle potentiometer rather than a cable and I don't want to limit it's travel in case I lose the kickdown or something!

BTW, it's the auto brake pedal that is wider, which I'm sure is what you meant to say!

Steve

PS, just looked in MY (1975) Sprint parts list and this too shows only 1 rubber for manual and auto, but includes a different manual pedal to ANY of those I have in stock! Mysteriouser and mysteriouser! Mayhap the larger pedal is a later than 75 thing?

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'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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