The Carburetor Chronicles
Carb Chronicles Page #9
I have made FIRE!!!!!!!!
Since you're using cork float seals, they will leak for a few minutes before sealing. Congrats on getting it running.
I went to bed too early. Good for you! That's gotta be pretty satisfying.
RRROARR! WE HAVE FIRE! Way to start my day man!
Excellent work and congratulations!
After posting this on Advrider.com I got a lot of emails and feedback regarding this thread. I decided to use some of the free space I get from my ISP to put this slightly edited version of the thread. The original version can be found here.
About a week or so later I went ahead and bought new floats and put them in. After what I went through the first putting the floats in seemed ridiculously easy. It took maybe ten minutes.
Even after the rebuild the old floats make the carb look pretty bad. The hard parts are still very clean, but the floats look like hell. I didn't undo the cables. I just undid the hose clamps and let the carb rest on the cylinder heads. That saved a few minutes and kept me from wrecking another barrel adjuster.
Here are the new floats. About $12 each. They sure look nice don't they?
This comes off of the floats, and of course I still do not know what it is called.
It hangs off of the tab that is on the metal between the floats.
They just freaking glow. Just look at 'em. Gorgeous.