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Switch on Gas Pedal

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by wetsu, Jan 5, 2001.

  1. wetsu

    wetsu Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    74 Chevy has switch above gas pedal. When the gas pedal is depressed nearly all the way, the switch is depressed. I followed both of the wires leading from it and they both go nowhere. Just wondering if anyone knows what in the heck the switch is for and where the wires are supposed to go. Thanks!
     
  2. BUSHMASTER

    BUSHMASTER Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    well it sounds like it could be.... depending on the model 74 chevy as a Nitrous button ...look around you might find a toggle switch that would have armed the system...it was the first thing that can to mind. you would only use nos at full throttle ...
     
  3. wetsu

    wetsu Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Truck has 250 inline 6 and a 1 brrl carb, both original, so I dont think it would have been nitro. But thanks for the thought!
     
  4. 4x4k20

    4x4k20 Member
    Messages: 72

    THE SWITCH YOU SEE IS THE KICKDOWN [PASSING GEAR] FOR YOUR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 400 IF YOU HAVE ONE I HAVE NEVER SEEN A 400 AUTO BEHIND A 6 MAYBE IT USED TO HAVE A V8
     
  5. wetsu

    wetsu Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Original tran was a manual, now has 4 sp. auto.
     
  6. bob

    bob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    Ejector seat?
     
  7. guilty1

    guilty1 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    maybe for a elecric choke? Just a thought....
     
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Originally for an electric starter? I can't remember these being in a '74, though. I liked the Nitrous idea better.:drinkup: