Post by nobodyjeff on Jul 17, 2017 21:01:21 GMT -5
After rebuild but also before, the 46 has no power going up a hill. Have rebuilt carb, vac timed, new plugs wires cap,rotor, electronic ignition, set lash, lapped valves, Chechen compression. All good. Found today throttle linkage on back of thec144 was missing the right end carter pin. That's fixed [drilled hole in firewall]. Someone said maybe my linkage on the carb for the lower throttle plate may be out of adjustment. How do I check for that and adjust it correctly? She runs great around town but hit a steep hill and she'll loose power to the point of having to drift back down and get a faster run at it. And forget about starting out on a steep grade. Not happening! Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Just want her right.
On the flat, what is your top speed? And is it easy to achieve? Are you trying to take a long, steep hill in third gear? Where you live, in the mountains of western PA, I would imagine you do a lot of down-shifting. Are you sure a brake isn’t dragging?
Top speed is 40+. Have to be rolling along for a bit. The hill is at a red light start out in first, shift to second and she won't continue momentum. Stop,downshift to first and she doesn't have the ability to start out. Have to drift down the hill to the level and get a run at it. Tried a steeper/longer hill yesterday and while staying in first she died out 3/4 of the way up. Will check that lower throttle plate here shortly.very perplexed!
Throttle plate is opening but not to 90 degrees. Throttle linkage is moving full travel. But the screw that the one fella says should be in the center hole is in the bottom hole. Which is correct? Removing carb to check for the circle c.
Post by Scoutpilot on Jul 18, 2017 12:59:30 GMT -5
The center hole is the one you need. Back the idle stop screw (steel) all the way out til it isn’t touching the boss. Reset the idle mixture screw to 1 1/2 to 2 turns out from lightly bottomed and try again. Pics help greatly.
Post by nobodyjeff on Jul 19, 2017 10:53:09 GMT -5
throttle linkage screw back in center hole. Adjusted throttle linkage rod accordingly (forgot that part yesterday). Retimed and set fuel mix for sweet spot. Found front drivers wheel brake dragging bad. Adjusted correctly. Test ride went great. Took hill in second gear that I couldn't make in first yesterday!. Thanks again for all your help. Half the fun of owning the willys is tinkering on her. With your tutelage and the cj2a forum cite i feel confident to tackle any problem. Enjoy you trip.
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Lee: Rained here this afternoon, heavy at times but needed.
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