Fixing dent in carb opening?

Captain Janeway /
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Must have dropped my carb at some point and seemed to have dented it a hair. Can't fit the filter screen back in. Anyone have an idea on how to re-round the edge? Don't want to just whack on it and make it worse.

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Dan (high idle) Conway /

Someone’s gonna be p*ssed I said this on here... but i’d take a pair of vice grips to it gently, in an effort not to totally gouge the thing.

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Drop the filter with a little more force.

Line up dented filter with dent in carb.

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Ya a bit of both, I’d start by kinda whaking the filter on a wooden surface and checking fitment until it almost (or does) fits. Then if necessary carefully squeaze the carb to clear the remaining interference.

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put it in a corner and tap w the backside of a screwdriver to round back out

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Seriously though,

For bending thin stuff without leaving marks I use a small adjustable wrench.

Id be more worried about cracking that casting though.

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Captain Janeway /

> pat splat Wrote:

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> put it in a corner and tap w the backside of a screwdriver to round back

> out

this might work. Didn't want to damage it any more, and this might bring it a little more open without trashing it.

The sides of the filter are really thin and I've already trashed one trying various types of bends.

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Try a wooden rounded dowel , place at the site of injury and whack the dowel.and not the casting with a hammer.

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Those carbs are pot metal and may break if you try to do much bending.

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Captain Janeway /

> Saabsonettguy . Wrote:

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> Those carbs are pot metal and may break if you try to do much bending.

I would think the SHAs for all that money would be a little better quality, but yeah, that what I'm trying to avoid.

Any one think a little sanding all along the inside edge would hurt? It's really just a hair from not getting the filter in.

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Just give it a whack with a screwdriver handle and be done with it .

This is good entertainment , but , you're way too scared .

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You can Litterally find shas in a garbage can in my shop.

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I wouldn't wack it with a hammer while its bolted to the intake!

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Adjustable wrenches are great benders.

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Chris Carleton /

Whack the filter to match.Shipping p

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Chris Carleton /

We wanna see more skin.

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Captain Janeway /

> P D Wrote:

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> Just give it a whack with a screwdriver handle and be done with it .

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> This is good entertainment , but , you're way too scared .

Tried that, and yes too scared to trash a $60 carb if I can avoid it.

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> Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> Tried that, and yes too scared to trash a $60 carb if I can avoid it.

OK . Here's a little more coddling : Cut a piece of wood ( hardwood is best ) the same radius as the carb throat . That's the curve you want the dent to end up looking like .

Place the carb dented section of the throat in that cut out and secure it . Take the leftover piece of wood that you just cut out to make that curve and use it in the fashion of a mandrel . That requires the use of a hammer or possibly a C clamp .

That^ should re-set the carb edge back to something very close to original without fear of pushing it too far .

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Captain Janeway /

> P D Wrote:

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> > Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> > Tried that, and yes too scared to trash a $60 carb if I can avoid it.

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> OK . Here's a little more coddling : Cut a piece of wood ( hardwood is

> best ) the same radius as the carb throat . That's the curve you want

> the dent to end up looking like .

>

> Place the carb dented section of the throat in that cut out and secure

> it . Take the leftover piece of wood that you just cut out to make that

> curve and use it in the fashion of a mandrel . That requires the use of

> a hammer or possibly a C clamp .

>

> That^ should re-set the carb edge back to something very close to

> original without fear of pushing it too far .

Sarcasm aside, thank you pd

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Why not bent/notch the air filter to fit in? Kind of a one way impair filter. I would be scared to break the pot metal. I have broken those lips off by dropping one before.

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> Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> Sarcasm aside, thank you pd

Seriously , I mean to help . Sorry about the chiding .

And , you're welcome . ;)

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