I've been on this site for a number of years because I always had a fondness for old Camaro's. I've owned 2 back in the 70's and just recently purchased a numbers matching 1971 Z28. As far as I can tell, it was a well maintained California Z, with correct heads, carb, intake, body features, etc. I'll be on here asking questions and getting advice in the future, please bear with this old man with a young heart for these cars. The first thing I noticed with the Z is I have an issue with the secondaries not opening up when they should. On a recent drive, I mashed down on the gas, and found the gas pedal rod was being 'blocked' by the existing carpet on the floor pan. After checking out some stuff, I noticed the gas pedal pad was missing, and I think the angle of the rod is not far enough away from the floor pan. I have to look under the carpet to see if the pins for the floor mounted pedal are there, but my guess is they are not there because the floor pans are new, so one project is to decide if I want to hang the gas pedal, or attach it to the floor like it should be. My question is this: Has anyone needed to bend the gas pedal rod to get it farther away from the floor pan? Is that normal?