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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 05, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Quicker gas pedal ratio

Is there a means to quicken the gas pedal ratio so less travel will achieve WOT? My right ankle is a bit messed up and it's painful at times mashing the pedal. I figure less travel with a block to prevent overtravel would help.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 05, 12:55 PM
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Re: Quicker gas pedal ratio

If you can mount the throttle linkage closer to the shaft on the carb's throttle arm it should decrease the pedal travel.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 05, 06:38 AM
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Re: Quicker gas pedal ratio

There was a trick shown in the Camaro Untold Secrets book of cutting out about 1" of length on the pedal arm and welding it back to gether to quicken the ratio on cross ram cars which use a 6 cyl cable style pedal.

Hope that helped a little?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 05, 08:27 AM
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Re: Quicker gas pedal ratio

Sorry to hear about the ankle problem Rick . . . that's the worst possible foot to have a problem with

Moving the cable AWAY from the pivot point (or higher) would increase the ratio but whatever you please make sure it won't bind up on you when you're done.

The other option would be to move the little ball that the cable snaps onto closer to the throttle shaft on the carb.

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