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07-03-2010, 11:44 PM
1982 S & S with the 351.
When I crank the engine it is like the trottle is stuck wide open. I can't run it but maybe 2 seconds. Not a mechanic but I am needing a quick fix. Can someone give some kind of ideal what this might be.

07-04-2010, 10:50 AM
Are you saying that when you start the engine it starts, but revs at very high rpm? If that is the case, disconnect the throttle cable at the carb and ensure that the throttle is closed. Start it and keep the throttle closed with your hand. If it runs properly, then release the throttle and see if it holds. The engine cannot wind up unless it gets fuel.

07-04-2010, 12:09 PM
Ditto w/ Skipper's reply. Have you had engine work done lately? Did it just begin this? What's the history of this problem?