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accelerater mod

I have seen some people take the slack out of their accalerater cable by useing zip ties. They put them arround the cable where the accelerater pedal arm pulls on the cable. My accelerater pedal has set low ever since i bought my truck.

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I wanted to do some kind of mod to fix it. But i was worried that zipties might not hold up. So i started thinking of other ways to do it. What i came up with is the same thing without the zip ties. It is just a metal spacer. I cut a slot in a metal rod so it would be able to go on the cable.

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Next i drilled and threaded a hole so a set screw could go in and hold it on the cable.

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Here it is on the cable. (red arrow) It's hard to take a picture of it.

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Now my accelerater pedal sets higher. It is a lot better than it used to be. It took some special equipment to do and it is overkill. But it was a fun project.
Just thought you guys might like to see it.
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my idea was to just use a crimp on fishing weight!!!! but yours is much fancier

for anyone who doesnt know about this mod, its an old trick for a stretched cable, it will really only be effective if you floor the pedal and the TB does not open all the way. if your truck is new and/or the TB opens all the way when you floor it, then you dont need to mess with this mod, and if you do it unneccesarily, it can damage the accellerator cable. just a warning!!
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Good, Bob, you got there first.

In the good ol' days of GenEdge, way back when, people were doing this and breaking cables after "stomping" on it for awhile.

In fact, the only trucks that needed it had a different problem: bunched padding under th accelerator pedal that kept it from going all the way down! Fords fix was to peel back the carpet or mat and cut down the padding, not to mod the cable.

You can get a bit more by grinding your TB stop. If you take your TB out, you'll find it doesn't open all the way at the stop. You can grind the stop until the TB butterfly is totally horizontal, providing the least resistance. Also, as I did with mine, you can 1/2 shaft it to get a bit more, though the difference is small (about 8% to 10% on a 3.0 with the stop grinding and the 1/2 shafting, in terms of cross section increase).
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i saw you were reading this thread john, i knew you would agree with me

this is a legitimate fix for the rare case where a cable is loose, commonly noticed as a "loose" pedal

i was going to note the carpet/floor mat problem, because its VERY common to get a floor mat slid up there thats too thick, esp aftermarket ones. i was just too lazy to bring it up
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Ha ha! And you know I type faster...
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and you use bigger words that make my replies seem childlike. thanks john. werent you going to call me this week to hear me say "bah"?
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yea....I like a firm throttle pedal......Instant responce.
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Just don't overdo it or...no response!
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