Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
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What first came to mind is the carb. If I am not mistaken, the Chevy version of the Q-jet has a different connect position on the carb vs the Pontiac. If yours is a Chevy Q-jet, then this could be your problem.
Don't think your gas pedal rod would be bent. New carpets or under carpet insulation? Is it possible your pedal is not getting fully depressed due to this situation?
Can you relocate the pin on the carb linkage by moving it forward? Can you elongate the hole at the bracket bottom where it bolts to the manifold and slide it back some? Can you relocate the clamp that holds the cable onto the bracket? Worst comes to worst, can you cut the bracket in half, move it back the desired amount, mark the position, and have it re-welded with another flat plate behind/infront to give added support?
REMEMBER: there are no problems, only solutions.