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It’s arrived. At least most of it has...
« on: January 10, 2021, 10:46:32 AM »
Just thought I’d share some January misery and ‘show case’ my classic HOS.

Julie, I’ll be in touch shortly if and when I can extract those carbs.

Happy New Year to all.

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 10:50:14 AM »
How do I attach multiple pics?

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 10:51:58 AM »
Last one

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2021, 12:55:38 PM »
35 year old fuel :(

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2021, 01:06:38 PM »
Looks like a nice project.... usa import?

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2021, 01:55:32 PM »
Looks like good project,  exciting to get something new to work on isn't it.

You'll have your work cut out with that old gummy fuel residue.




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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2021, 02:23:45 PM »
Good luck with the project Phil.  I see in one of the photos you have a bottle of fizz on the garage floor available for when things start to get annoying?

 Excellent planning mate! 
Now where did I put that 10mm socket?

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2021, 03:49:26 PM »
That was the second bottle.... ;)

Yes, a US import with Title deeds.

Carbs are indeed going to be tough. I can’t extract any of the jets or float pins. The set is currently resting nicely in a bath of carb cleaner.


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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2021, 06:39:32 PM »
That was the second bottle.... ;)

Yes, a US import with Title deeds.

Carbs are indeed going to be tough. I can’t extract any of the jets or float pins. The set is currently resting nicely in a bath of carb cleaner.
Do yourself a favour - get a 5L can of pure acetone from one of the many suppliers on eBay. That used with a stiff paint brush will def help get rid of the gunge. It’s the only thing I’ve found that will effectively shift it. You can also soak the float bowls in it...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232379169006

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2021, 07:41:56 PM »
Thanks, James H...will do.
 

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2021, 09:23:47 PM »
But do it in open air!

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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2021, 09:40:11 PM »
But do it in open air!
Lol
Obviously. And wear gloves (unless you want your nail varnish to be easily removed).

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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2021, 09:47:02 PM »
Nail varnish...who’s been gossiping  :o

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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2021, 09:54:19 PM »
I found fresh petrol is as effective as Acetone but it does take a little longer to work. Three out of the four carbs on my 400/4 were seized solid. Most of the sliders came free after 24 hours or less - one took a couple of days. I just sealed them in a Tupperware Box with some new petrol - if it looked dirty I changed it for fresh.
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2021, 11:13:06 PM »
The pro's use Methylene Chloride but of course that's pretty nasty so not readily available these days.
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