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    Default Very stiff pedal with Sniper EFI

    It's almost as if it's sticking closed. If that's the case, then slightly cracking the butterflies open with the idle screw will skew my IAC counts. Any suggestions?

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    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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    Thanks for the links. That should fix it if it's a leverage problem. But it feels more like it's sticking, like it would if butterflies are too far closed. I'll dig a little deeper tomorrow and confirm whether it's in fact sticking, or just need a little more leverage.

    I believe it's sticking, because there is only an issue when trying to "normally" pull away from a stop. Driving/cruising, there's no issue.

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    Yes, confirm what's actually happening. You may have to disconnect the throttle cable/linkage to determine what's tight.
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    Well, it isn't the blades binding in their bores, so it has to be a leverage problem. Guess I'll be either ordering, or making an extended arm. Thanks.

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    You're welcome. It's actually fairly common, and it's been mentioned on this forum before. Especially with overdrive transmissions with TV (throttle valve) cables.
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    Mine's just the cable operated throttle. Turbo 400, so no kickdown. Thanks again.

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    I'm having the same issue. I made a bracket but no matter how I modify it, I never get full travel. In this picture I get 93% open and the cable is extended to its limit. Does anybody have a picture of the Holley 20-14 installed?
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    The mounting for the cables "mount" (not the ends of the cable) is too close for the cable you have. Google Edelbrock #8030 or #8036 then click on "Google Images" to see how it's mounted.

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    I'm probably going to have to get an aftermarket throttle cable. If I use the Edelbrock ones you sent, the cable end won't have enough extension to reach the stud. Mine now has a plastic piece over the smaller plastic, and it will cause interference.

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