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Author Topic: Lightened Clutch Pedal on a Beta Coupe  (Read 823 times)
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RoyBoyScottie
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« on: July 14, 2018, 12:56:08 PM »

As a past owner back in the 80s of two red Beta 2L Coupes, I'm now looking to buy another to satisfy my nostalgic pangs.
Unfortunately I have a left knee injury and using a clutch pedal can be troublesome for me unless servo assisted where that is feasible.
Are there any known ways of adding some sort of assist to the clutch pedal on a manual Beta Coupe to lessen the load?
I guess the alternative would be an auto but I doubt any of these for sale.
Thanks, Roy
 
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 04:35:14 PM »

I've no idea if it is easly achievable but maybe a conversion to hydraulic action would help?
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 02:13:14 PM »

Yes had the Beta clutches not been cable operated, adding a remote servo to a hydraulic system would be a relatively easy option. Something I've done before on an old Triumph.

I just wondered if anyone in the club had seen such an upgrade done before.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 05:56:17 PM »

I don't know if anyone but it must be possible,I think the gearbox is similar to some later cars that will have had hydraulic clutch operation
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 09:13:22 PM »

Hi, the montecarlo has a hydraulic clutch , same gearbox though different ratios, so should be possible, although still not particularly light, I would first get to sit in a montecarlo and see how it feels.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 07:22:46 AM »

Automatics do pop up for sale now and then, though I would guess they are well into single figures now.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 05:23:34 PM »

So if a Montecarlo uses a hydraulic clutch system, even if as standard its not too light, the addition of a remote servo to that hydraulic circuit would do the job.
Gives me some hope its still an option as a retrofit
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