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    Venturi to body clearance

    I am fixing my carbs after having a hard time starting. I have totally torn them down and believe the venturis are loose in the bore. How much clearance is too much? I have .004 and .005 clearance. What would be my options?
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    Re: Venturi to body clearance

    Very carefully swage the venturi to get a tight fit. If you can see light at any point around them it is too loose. But it probably has little effect on the hard starting! Have you pressure tested the manifold and nipples?
    Robbie

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    Re: Venturi to body clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubone View Post
    Very carefully swage the venturi to get a tight fit. If you can see light at any point around them it is too loose. But it probably has little effect on the hard starting! Have you pressure tested the manifold and nipples?
    Robbie
    How do you do that Robbie?
    Bob
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    Re: Venturi to body clearance

    you have to make a tool ........i will get it from the garage today and post a pic , i would be willing to loan it if you think you want to do the test . .go to virtual indian .org and look under manifold leak test , it will explain the process. it is a "must do" test if you are having carby problems .whats the sense of fixing leaking venturis, throttle shaft bushings and the like if your manifold and nipples leak like a sieve?
    speaking of leaking nipples mean gene may have some input here tom
    Last edited by CHEIFRIDER; 03-23-2012 at 06:09 AM.
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