very little movement on gas pedal

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  1. smegnl

    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    I had to switch from a i6 to a V8 gas pedal. There was only one hole in the firewall/floorboard that would line up. So i put a screw in the hole and put another screw thru the firewall to in the second pedal hole. My pedal seems to be way lower then the brake and has very little movement. It does seem to move the spring and carb the little it does move. Any ideas on the issue?
    Video of pedal movement. HERE

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    The lower section of pedal isn't what's important, how far does the upper section move?
     
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    Does it move enough to fully open the carb throttle? If so, you're done.
     
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    There are differences in the pedal assemblies which affects travel, perhaps that is the problem? Pedals.JPG
     
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    smegnl Roger Saffle Supporting Member

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    I have the bottom one.
     
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    The bottom pedal is an early model. I believe Ford cars used these in several models, 1969 (?) to ending in 1972. The upper one started in 1973. The early pedal cable has a crimped-on end that slips into the slot on the pedal. This was trouble-prone, and the crimp can slip or break off easily. The 73-up pedal has an eye pressed onto the end of the cable, and that pin in the pedal arm allows it to pivot without binding. I tend to think the later assembly is an improvement and should last longer.

    If there is not a lot of travel on yours, maybe the crimp popped off, or the cable broke and then someone hammered it back on the shorter piece of cable. I am trying to recall if you can adjust the length at the firewall to expose more cable .... really doubting that can be done.
     

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