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Midgets with racing bucket seats, where do you install the handbrake?

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L8RSK8R Ciaran W
LA JOLLA, CA, USA   USA
I really like how the bucket seat holds me in place when driving. My car does not have a hand brake installed.
Could I mount the brake on the passenger side? (passenger seat is stock)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-02-13 11:51 PM by L8RSK8R.

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
well, "anything is possible", but there is no mounting provided on that side so you'd have to fabricate something, and the lever won't flip over so you'd also have to find one from a different car that you could adapt

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
it might be easier to convert the car to RHD and then the handbrake will be on the passenger side

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1974MGMidget Silver Member Jack Orkin
Grayson, GA, USA   USA
Never noticed, but LHD and RHD both have the handbrake on the left side?

The handbrake mounts against the left side of the trans. tunnel. It shouldn't interfere with whatever seat you want to put in. Lots of us have put different seats in, including Kirkey without messing with the handbrake.

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
I have an aluminum seat on my 71 and the PB works fine in the original position. I did modify the side supports on the seat though. Got any pics? I will try to see if I have some of my seat and brake.



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L8RSK8R Ciaran W
LA JOLLA, CA, USA   USA
Seems kinda tight against the tunnel.

I'd never have thought, the brake could only be mounted on the left side.



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1974MGMidget Silver Member Jack Orkin
Grayson, GA, USA   USA
Well, that is kind of tight. Might need to take a sawzall to the edge of that seat! Is there a roll cage in the car? It looks like the right seat has a bar beside it. Could the driver's seat be mounted over to the right some to clear the bar? That might be why its so tight to the tunnel.

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L8RSK8R Ciaran W
LA JOLLA, CA, USA   USA
There is a roll cage. I'll pull the seat and see if there's any adjustability with it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-02-14 11:38 AM by L8RSK8R.

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ken472 Ken Petersen
Luverne, MN, USA   USA
Not all racing seats are the same width. Some people have skinny buts

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L8RSK8R Ciaran W
LA JOLLA, CA, USA   USA
I'm the shortest of nine kids, 5' 5 and a quatta, butt I weigh 174 lbs.
My brothers will also be driving this, and they're 5' 7" 145 lbs & 5' 7" 155 lbs.

This seat fits us well.

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