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Avalanche

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I have a Holley 770 avenger on my 440. The pedal is very heavy, I have the holley adaptor that bolts onto the carb to align the cable and it helps a little. The cable is fine. Can I just retrofit a longer adaptor to give more leverage and lighten the pedal?
 

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Changing the leverage will alter the pedal travel so making the pedal lighter will probably prevent you getting the carb fully open .
Typically the pedal should be light , Holleys are not an issue so something is wrong , , disconnect the carb is the carb moving freely or binding on a base gasket , is the pedal & cable moving freely ? Often the cable is frayed inside the housing & may bind or the carpet could be binding the pedal pivot , or maybe the return springs are too stiff or located in the wrong place adding load to the feel .
 

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Cable is moves freely and is new. If I disconnect the return spring It's still heavy. I think its the carb design.
 

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I doubt the carb is the problem , , it should be smooth opening , if the gasket is thick it could be twisting the base or binding on the gasket of manifold , try loosening the bolts holding it down & move the carb around a little it may help
 

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I doubt the carb is the problem , , it should be smooth opening , if the gasket is thick it could be twisting the base or binding on the gasket of manifold , try loosening the bolts holding it down & move the carb around a little it may help

The carb dosent seem to be binding, but you may be right. I will try to loosen the carb and see what happens.

Thank you.
 
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