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Old 10-03-2018, 06:23 PM
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I haven't pulled the carb apart yet, but as bad as this guy was, I still can't imagine he painted the inside. Overspray maybe... I suspect the paint came from the outside of the carb, as I was draining out the fuel in the bowl and the throat.

The backup carb is Moyer rebuild. A guy bought it as a spare and it sat for several years, still in the box. It worked great until the intake valves stuck open and loaded it with a tarry crud. I cleaned it (again) and it is back on now and working great.

My original confusion still exists though. If the float valve is the culprit, can it allow enough fuel to go by to fill the throat of the carburetor?
Steve Demore
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Pasadena, MD
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