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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old May 17th, 19, 4:00 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Accelerator pedal resistance - 70 SS

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When you can start it...open the hood, put in gear and give it some gas with brake on a bit more at a time and see if the motor mount or week motor mount is lifting on the drivers side.
Had a bad mount in a 69 impala back in the day and had similar issues as you until it finally broke...then while giving it gas going around a corner in would damn near give it full throttle= not good!
Yikes! I think the motor mounts are solid but now that makes me want to check again!
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Re: Accelerator pedal resistance - 70 SS

After you have done all of the items above, try loosening the 4 bolts attaching the carb to the manifold. After they are loosened, retighten lightly. Often an overtightened set of bolts will warp the base and make the throttle shaft, or butterflies bind.
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Re: Accelerator pedal resistance - 70 SS

I had a Camaro that had a bad motor mount. The accelerator cable would work great at all times except WOT. When you went WOT, the engine rose up and the accelerator cable would get stuck. The only way to slow down or stop the car was to turn off the ignition. It was a scary situation and it took a while for my brother and I to figure it out.
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The motor mounts are solid. I should be able to get it out of the paint shop in about a month to try some of the other suggestions. Thanks!
It's been well over a month. Have you figured out what was causing the resistance?
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Re: Accelerator pedal resistance - 70 SS

FWIW look closely at the firewall area where the pedal mounts to the floor. Could be in the kickdown switch or a broken plastic pedal mount.

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