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Re: Torque Converter, etc.
it might be lockup converter, it might not be, youll have to look at teh input shaft to know absolutely for sure.
Most likely the kick down or throttle Pressure linkage is mis adjusted, thats the mess of carb linkage you were talking about.
It has to work right fot eh tranny to shift correctly, and the tranny is probably toast now, after driving without a properly working linkage.
the converter doesnt have the ring gear on it, the ring gear is on teh flexplate ( if its an AMC tf727, some chryslers I think used the ring gear ON the converter, not Jeeps tho)
a rebuilt converter should be $100, a Flexplate withthe proper balance for your 258 engine should be under $50 at any local autoparts store, Id get both, it sounds like its been swapped and hacked, Ill assume someone bought it for hte 360, and swapped into a CJ and youve got the Cjs original engine.
I think Leve ( Jeep moderator) has some diagrams of the kickdown linkage and how to adjust, I can only descriube the factory set upo, God knows what you have there.
your best bet might be to find a local Jeep buff, and pick his brain, and find a couple of wags to reference for how stuffis hooked up.
feel free to email me if you have any specific questions!
oh yeah check out the IFSJA website
do a search, great wag info!