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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy gang!
I just got in my shiny new opgi after market air cleaner.
On initial install the whole assembly was moving a tad as I floored the accelerator pedal.
Adding a second gasket to the top of the carb. solved that problem (for now).
A part of the throttle linkage at the top of the carb actually put a small dent in the bottom of the cleaner.
I realize I can add another gasket as a shim , but I'm wondering what these "indents" in the bottom are for?
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ps vegas was gruelling..............Hi Uncles E and Gee
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Hi TK!,....you forgot the pic of the indents. E



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indents are to clear obstructions with linkages, dist, etc. Why did you get the one with the deep dish instead of the more common flatter one?
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The deep dish is what's causing the clearance problem.......
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TK !...either add more gasket thickness, get a different base, or alter the carb linkage!!!!! before something bad happens (LIKE YOUR THROTTLE STICKS OPEN!!) Safety issue...UE



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the only thing hitting as far as I can see is the ,whatever it is pump on the top drivers side of the carb. adding a 2nd gasket solved it but in going to "beat on it a tad" with a small ball pean and remove the 2nd gasket.
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Ok, just be careful...the extra gaskets won't hurt anything. The "pump" you are talking about is probably the accelerator pump.....E



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It was slightly hitting in 2 places, one on a vertical rod near the front d. side one on the p. side rear linkage.
My wife, who is in her own way a genius came out and put some very small dabs of PEANUT BUTTER on the offending pieces. It was thena simple matter of persuasion with a small ball pean.........nothing even close now!!!!!
something to be said for innovation!
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Now you just gotta keep the mice from eating the peanut butter under the hood!....Mrs. Kat is a smart lady!!



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too funny
ironic tho that you would mention that U E..........
Ive been informed we are off to see " Puss in boots" today
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