After rebuilding my 48 CJ2A engine 4-134 flat head, I finally got the engine reinstalled. However, when I tried to reconnect the accelerator (gas) pedal linkage, it appears that the linkage from the back of engine block to the carburetor is upside down? It appears that when installing the engine, you have to manually hold this linkage down, or it will simply fall of its own weight into an upside down position. The service manual doesn't mention this linkage when reinstalling the engine. I am a rank amaturor with auto mechanics and have never removed/reinstalled an engine before.

Is there ANY WAY to reverse this linkage without pulling the whole engine back out 6 inches??? Or is there some other way to link the gas pedal to the carburetor linkage? HELP!