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    Posted: 15 May 2019 at 7:29pm
Just got my CJ2A back from getting the engine rebuilt. Sluggish on the 15 mile trip home - top speed around 40. Went to come up my hill and I ended up in first going about 8 mph! Seems a little cold blooded to start out. The plug on the floor board where the gas pedal rod goes thru is gone, the foot feed wants to cant to the right, does not have the power it should! It also has been at the mechanic's shop for 14 months, could the gas be bad? Condenser? Fuel pump? Have stuck a lot of time and cash into her and I'm getting frustrated!! Ideas?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote berettajeep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 7:38pm
My first thought is to take it back if it is not right after being rebuilt.
I'm not sure what you mean by plug on the floor.
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Make sure the carb is opening all the way and that the throttle linkage is free and operating properly. And if your gas has been in the tank for 14 months its crap. if you can get to and open the drain I would drain the tank and refill.
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The "plug" I'm sure is an improper term. When your right foot pushes on the gas there is a rod that goes thru the floorboard - where it goes thru is a hole maybe 1" or so in dia. That is where I need a "plug" grommet or something. At present there is just the hole there.
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Will do! Thanks! Drain the tank and check the linkage!Smile
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What Mark said! Thumbs Up

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The boot down below the pedal was originally made of leather.  Later they were rubber.  Most of the time, this boot is long gone.  It will have little to no effect on The stability of the linkage.  Based on the design of this portion of the linkage, it will generally have some lateral movement.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote 1947-cj2a Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 9:21am
Sounds like mine when I flipped two of the spark plug wires. It started, it ran, but when I pressed on the
gas it didn't have any power. Because it ran correct before I replace my plugs, I Started checking there
and found my wires flipped.
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