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    An odd conversion?



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    Parking brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Parking brake.
    Yeah, but why on a manual car? It's getting to be like a church organ down there! Why is the brake pedal a pedal and not a mushroom?

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

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    The car might well be owned by an organist then?

    Maybe, the owner just didn't like the regular one or often parks it on a slope and lacks the arm strength to apply the normal style handbrake?

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    There are other unusual features (eg. the lever at top left of first picture that looks like it might engage mower blades) - perhaps it is a disabled conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    There are other unusual features (eg. the lever at top left of first picture that looks like it might engage mower blades) - perhaps it is a disabled conversion?

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    Isn't that the release for the foot/hand brake?

    I'm leaning toward the car being a conversion for a disabled person - I can't make out a gear shift in those images, but there is clearly a clutch pedal?

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    Nah ... I reckon it's a slugomatic/BVH that's been converted to a proper gearbox.......... And they simply left the foot operated parking brake there

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    Left side has more room than right side, the firewall intrusion is not in the middle. It's only cramped in RHD cars.
    The lever to the upper left is the release for the handbrake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Yeah, but why on a manual car? It's getting to be like a church organ down there! Why is there brake pedal a pedal and not a mushroom?

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    You've answered your own question. BECAUSE there is a brake pedal there is not much room (ps; your spell checker needs updating).

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    Quote Originally Posted by richo View Post
    Left side has more room than right side, the firewall intrusion is not in the middle. It's only cramped in RHD cars.
    The lever to the upper left is the release for the handbrake.

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    Thanks but that goes nowhere in explaining why

    Have a stab at this one



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    A large and over-powered Heath Robinson daisy wheel typewriter under construction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    The car might well be owned by an organist then?

    Maybe, the owner just didn't like the regular one or often parks it on a slope and lacks the arm strength to apply the normal style handbrake?
    I'm an organist and I don't have that many pedals in my D.

    Shane, a BVH is a "proper" gearbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    A large and over-powered Heath Robinson daisy wheel typewriter under construction?
    Must be for the guy with really huge fingers and can't operate a hand brake, the one that owns the first car? Technology has come a long way with mobile offices.

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Oh gee's .... I missed the fact it had a brake pedal and not a mushroom .... hmmm.... No idea about the idea behind that. The other one is that twin engined rally car that we have seen here before. Didn't UFO post the story behind it
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    You've answered your own question. BECAUSE there is a brake pedal there is not much room (ps; your spell checker needs updating).

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    You're a 'fun guy' John (yes I meant, "Why is the brake pedal 'a pedal' and not a mushroom)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Oh gee's .... I missed the fact it had a brake pedal and not a mushroom .... hmmm.... No idea about the idea behind that. The other one is that twin engined rally car that we have seen here before. Didn't UFO post the story behind it
    That was years ago. I vaguely remembered the story when I saw it - something to do with a twin engined DS (ala 2CV Sahara) that some guy built for rallying.....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post

    ... BECAUSE there is a brake pedal there is not much room ...

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    Shouldn't you acknowledge the source for this not very original pun here John?

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    Looks like a 72 D Special with Pallas trim added.
    That is the release knob at the top left. Unique shape came in 1972. Previous knobs were round.
    All 72 BVM in the US got a foot operated parking brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    Shouldn't you acknowledge the source for this not very original pun here John?

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    Aye.
    Thought it was funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Thanks but that goes nowhere in explaining why

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    They were fitted to the D Special and the D Super on LHD in Europe for 1970 -1971.
    It is contained in the parts books...

    Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduck View Post
    All 72 BVM in the US got a foot operated parking brake.
    Thanks Daffy, it seems odd to me having only experienced RHD

    Quote Originally Posted by richo View Post
    They were fitted to the D Special and the D Super on LHD in Europe for 1970 -1971.
    It is contained in the parts books...

    Hope this helps
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    Yes that does help, I have since making the initial post read that Belgian delivered cars did not use the mushroom brake. Your clarification of years and models for all of Europe's LHD cars removes the mystery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    is it correct to have the little dots over an upper case 'e' ?
    First, I have to say "Andy, you magnificent bastard!" That's an Andy Citroenfan, Daffy and I know well. His work is pretty easy for us to spot. Whimsical, odd, sometimes head-scratching. Great stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Yeah, but why on a manual car? It's getting to be like a church organ down there! Why is the brake pedal a pedal and not a mushroom?

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    I cannot see a gear lever of any kind! Some sort of conversion for a disabled one arm driver? A foot operated gear change?
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    I cannot see a gear lever of any kind! Some sort of conversion for a disabled one arm driver? A foot operated gear change?
    that's bizarre, it must somehow be hidden in the piccie. You can see the overcenter spring on the clutch pedal,the other is certainly the parking brake.
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