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Joe & Barb Hahn
East Wenatchee, WA, USA   usa
1971 MG MGB "Bealey"
Hi All,

I think I would like to install a dead pedal so my left foot will have a home while I'm cruising down the road.

If you have a Moss unit installed I would like to hear how you like it and also how it mounts. Is there an option as far as mounting location to account for different leg lengths?

If you have made your own I would love it if you would post some pics and info as far as construction, mounting, etc..


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Tim Ross
Fredericton, NB, Canada   can
1972 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB
I am making my own deadpedal. The Moss item is expensive.

I am using a reproduction accelerator pedal from a 1935 to 54 Ford. I paid $11. one end has a hinge and plate. The rubber is an exact match to the MGB pedals.

I have not installed yet but I plan to use a small 3 inch steel channel at the top bolted through the firewall and attach the hinged end to the top and rest the bottom on the carpet. Cost should not exceed $20.

Best of luck with your project.

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Scott B
MTP, SC, USA   usa
1973 MG MGB

Got pics? Also source?

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George Heissenberger
Victor, New York, USA   usa
1973 MG MGB "Parts"
1973 MG MGB MkIII "OUR MG- The Old Girl"
2006 Mini Cooper "Greta's Mini"
2014 BMW MINI Countryman ""Maxi""
There was a dead pedal in our '67 Datsun 1600 and I have never felt it was necessary. Is it just so you have somewhere to rest your left foot at a comfortable angle while cruising?

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RSS Gold Member
Northern, Virginia, USA   usa
The dead pedal from a 90's RX-7 fits fine, and blends in with the other pedals. Meaning, it doesn't glow in the dark or anything....

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Mark Jones Avatar
Close to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   can
1995 MG MGF "Barney"
I too am planning to make one and plan to install it the way the Moss ones are. Moss provides instruction on their site on how theres are installed.

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Bill Young Avatar
Kansas City, MO, USA   usa
1952 MG TD
1959 MG MGA 1500
1973 Lotus Europa
1973 MG Midget "Half Asp Or Frank"
1998 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
I made a simple dead pedal for my Midget from a piece of 1" angle. I cut and angled it to match the angle of my right foot when on the accelerator and installed it by bolting it to the floor pan on each end. Simple and just wide enough to give some support to my foot while not interfering with the clutch. I cut it so that the closed side of the angle was next to the clutch pedal to help prevent the edge of my shoes from catching on it, something to be aware of with any dead pedal. It is probably the best thing I've ever done to the car in terms of driver comfort on longer trips, really reduced my leg fatigue while keeping my foot close to the clutch pedal in case of an emergency.

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'73 Midget
'59 MGA

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Steve Dyck
Calgary, Alberta, Canada   can
1970 MG MGB
Here's a picture of the dead pedal Jeffnc put in the Ultimate B.,211875,211955#msg-211955

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Dwight McCullough
Ham Lake Minnesota, USA   usa
1979 MG MGB Limited Edition (LE) "N.A." ~ For Sale ! ~
I made one for my autocross 'B'
It IS necessary if you want to keep yerself in place...................

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Joe & Barb Hahn
East Wenatchee, WA, USA   usa
1971 MG MGB "Bealey"

I noodled around on Moss's site but couldn't find the instructions for the dead pedal installation as you mentioned. Could you send me a link, please?


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Drew Maddock
74 MGB roadster, Southern California, USA   usa
You could almost make one of those out of a piece of angle iron. Does it just bolt into the sheet metal?

Mark Jones Avatar
Close to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   can
1995 MG MGF "Barney"
Here's the link to the instructions on Moss' website:

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Joe & Barb Hahn
East Wenatchee, WA, USA   usa
1971 MG MGB "Bealey"
Thanks Mark, I just wasn't getting to the right place.


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Brian M
HB, California, USA   usa
1967 MG MGB MkI "MI MG"
2000 Porsche Boxster S "Got Box S"
well, that just sucks for us folks that have the brights switch down there.

That's why jeff made his for the ultimate B so much smaller.

The Moss pedal totally covers the light switch. eeeeek!

George - A dead pedal is very useful when doing any "spirited" driving like auto-x, or racing or rallying. It really helps to plant you in the seat better.


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Curtis Wright
University City, MO, USA   usa
i posted a pic of one i saw in a Miata at pick-and-pull not too horribly long ago. it looked as though it would fit, or could be easily modified to fit. pic is on my phone. i'll try to remember to post it in the AM if no one else does by then.

btw, i believe the Miata was a '90. definitely pre-98. i know this because i grabbed the seats out of it, which were in EXCELLENT condition.

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