The Carburetor Chronicles
Carb Chronicles Page #6
Here is where it all came from. Time to put my former enemy back into his home. Please god let it go back the way it came.
Ok, wait, not yet. If gas set for six years in the bowels of this carb, gumming the bowls, floats, and everything else then the petcocks cannot be in good shape. Better do that first.
The hose does not look nearly as bad as the carb did. Maybe I ought to just stop here. I really don't have the parts to be doing this.
The heck with it, I don't
really have the skills or the knowledge to be doing this either. Who needs
parts. Heck I don't even have the manual. Where did that exploded diagram go?
OK that damn thing is not a
22mm. I don't own anything bigger than that, and yes, sorrowfully enough that
includes everything. Hell I bought the 22 special for the another bike.
OK, maybe that is the wrong
tool after all, where is my universal wrench? I have bigger ones but this is
such a delicate job.
Ok, maybe I ought to just use an adjustable wrench. I did and the damn thing does not want to come off without some serious torque, which I afraid to apply. When in doubt apply patience and chemicals.
. . . and off it comes.
mutineer has attached this image:
If you are looking for a reason to take care of the petcocks this ought to do. I pretty sure gas is not supposed to be brown and chunky.
This is probably not what this thing is supposed to look like is it?
The screen here looks even worse. Less big particles, but more shellac.
A lot of B-12 and a lot of
compressed air later she goes back onto the tank. Looks a little better.