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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 26th, 01, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Putting new lighter power valve spring in my Q-jet tonight -

I HATE doing the Choke Lever (between the choke on the primaries & the choke linkage)

Anyone have the "perfect" tip on how to do this easier -

do you do it with the carb top partially on -
after the top is screwed on (I call this the fishing method)

There has to be a "right" way - I just don't know it....

Thanks for the input

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 26th, 01, 03:15 PM
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You know what works good is a "magic fingers". It's just a small piece of brass tubing with piano wire inside with a hook at the end. Spring loaded with grip to pull or retract. Any tool truck (Snap-on, MAC etc)will have one. works great! (with top on) http://hometown.aol.com/zz430droptop67rs/

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 26th, 01, 05:33 PM
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I do it with the carb completely assembled.I guess you would call it the fishing method.I have shined a flashlight into the hole,then I can see .I guess it becomes easy with some practice.Once you hit the hole,a little jiggling,and it's done.

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With a little practice the fishing method works fine. You need to shine a light in the hole so you can see what is going on and most important don't get flustered it will go in

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 27th, 01, 04:54 AM
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I have found the best way to do this is with the carb on its side. I clamp it in the vise by one corner of the baseplate. That way you can get a medium straight blade screwdriver in the hole, line up the lower choke arm and put the choke on quite easily. I do this almost last while assembling the carb.
Hope this helps,

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