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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not getting WOT when I press the gas pedal. The pedal is going all the way to the floor; are there any adjustments to make here?

I notice that the rod connected to the gas pedal which goes through the firewall and attaches to the lever, there is a little slop (i.e. the bolt looks like it can be tightened) between the rod and the lever. I was able to tighten the nut a little bit before the bolt started to turn as well. I canít get a wrench on the bolt, itís to close to the firewall. This helped some; in it open the carb a little further, but not all the way.

Do I need to remove the support at the firewall (where the rod and lever connect) to get at this bolt, or is there a thin wrench I can buy?

I'm assuming at this point if I can tighten this bolt and adjust the length of the rod that connects to the carb from the lever, it will give me what I need. Does this sound reasonable, or is there something else I need to do? How hard is it to remove the support at the firewall and the rod and lever assembly?

THANKS in advance and sorry for sooooo many questions scattered in this post!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 06:29 AM
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Re: Wot

This sounds like you would loosen the nut, then adjust the length of the rod, then tighten the nut to anchor it at a particular length ... Post a picture if you can, if necessary... But, you are in the right position in terms of adjusting the throttle travel. Also, check to insure that you don't have bundled carpet or anything like that underneath the gas pedal that may also be limiting it's travel.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 06, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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I don't have a picture to post, but you can see the setup in the 1969 camaro factory assembly manual (UPC 6 page 102 & 104 for the connection to the carb). The thing that confuses me a little is from the picture the rod that connects to the lever is slotted, which I assume allows it to sit in one position in relation the the rod. Like I mentioned my seems to have a little slop there, (i can see the lever move a little without the rod moving), thats why I'm thinking it needs to be tighten.

I was hoppping though, incase that doesn't work, that there might be some other adjustment someone can suggest, or if someone knows how I can tighten that nut and bolt (as it's so hard to get at).

I already pulled the carpet back to see if that helped, it did a little but not nearly enough.

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