Sunday, May 15, 2011

Carburetor sourced from ebay

Sourced this used carburetor (left in these pics) from ebay. Looks like it’s in fairly good shape, and is the same size as the original. Not much play in the throttle slide, but those observant blog readers may have noticed that the main needle is missing, so I am going to salvage it from the old one (right in these pics). The problem with the old carburetor is that the throttle slide in seized in solid, so to extract the needle I am going to have to cut it in half! Breaking out the hacksaw I cut just at the right spot that I can get access to the retaining plate that holds the needle in place and withdraw the needle from the old carburetor! Perfect! Doesn’t look too badly worn either.

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