thanks for you persisent interest!!
>Ron Brown wrote:
> I just went back and read most of this thread.
> Get focused and complete, or respond to one thing at a time
> before we all go nuts.
> This thread started with your ped running too rich and
> displaying all the classic symptoms. The following are some
> questions asked by you, me or someone else which do not seem
> to have good answers yet, at least in the thread.
> Are you sure your needle valve and float are good and there
> is no gas in the float causing your fuel level to be too high?
THe float seemed fine the second time I took the carb apart at a friends place with an air compressor... it floated in the gas tank of his Harley Davidson. the needle valve seems fine.
> Did you determine that the screw in the side of the carb was
> not supposed to be there?
THis one is tough to answer. there are no threads in the hole there... and there appears to be a (factory)plug inside that hole. the manual I have is for a QT 50 F. Im not sure what suffix mine has.... its a 1980... the namual also doesn't show the idle mixture screw, just the idle speed screw....
> Have you checked the exhaust port for carbon build up?
thats on today's agenda, along with checking the oil pump in some way, shape or form...
> Do you have a reed valve and if so, is it ok?
I guess I could look at that too... My 'Harley', Allen didn't think it would be of any benefit, but your right, I haven't looked at it... looks like bitch to get at though...
> Ther may be more, but for running rich, these will do for now.