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Old 08-30-2019, 11:15 AM   #1
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Gas pedal problems

I have a manual 1976 chevy bus and ya have to floor it to get it going and itís exhausting to have continue to push the pedal to the floor to keep moving at a good speed! Canít imagone going any long distance driving like that! Any suggestions on making that easier?? Thanks for your time!
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:12 PM   #2
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LoL, welcome to my life. In my bus on the highway this is normal....
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:44 PM   #3
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I thought maybe you could rig something on the pedal.. like a block of wood or something to make it easier... Uffda! ��
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:12 PM   #4
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Well, my snow removal tractor has a throttle keeper setup, something like that would work but it wouldn’t be legal or particularly safe for on road use.
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:47 PM   #5
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I have a manual 1976 chevy bus and ya have to floor it to get it going and itís exhausting to have continue to push the pedal to the floor to keep moving at a good speed! Canít imagone going any long distance driving like that! Any suggestions on making that easier?? Thanks for your time!
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:07 PM   #6
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might be possible to put a lighter spring on the gas pedal. Just be sure it will return to idle when you let off. Also oil all moving parts in the throttle linkage.
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:54 PM   #7
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you can install a servo-driven aftermarket cruise-control...

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Old 08-31-2019, 03:47 AM   #8
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Yeah, the cruise control installation sounds like the best solution in this case.
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