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    Posted: 16 Sep. 2020 at 10:03am
Another issue I'm noticing.  My '47 will not idol down at stop lights when traveling.  If I hit the gas pedal with a quick jab, it will idol down.  Anyone know what controls this function or what to do?  Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smfulle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep. 2020 at 10:09am
Sounds like sticky linkage, maybe something bent or out of place that causes the linkage to bind. Could be a weak or missing return spring.

I'd have a partner work the gas pedal while you look at the linkage and try to see if it is binding somewhere.

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Your ‘47 might feel the same way as I do about red lights...  lol

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Check to see if the end of the hand throttle linkage is hanging up on something at the carb.
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Hand throttle or return spring.
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Originally posted by Mark W. Mark W. wrote:

Hand throttle or return spring.
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Neither me nor my Jeep will bow down to an "idol" light or no light. Wink 


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