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what is the purpose of the solder during the detox procedure

Subject: what is the purpose of the solder during the detox procedure
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Sat, 07 Aug 1999 09:34:03 -0400
The following is a pragraph in Twist's tech notes 31, on detoxing   

Turn the carb upside down and allow all the gasoline to escape from the
vent tube. Place the carb into a vise (careful!) and hold the throttle disc
open with a screwdriver wedged into the external linkage or cam. The
overrun valve should be positioned with the spring upwards. 

"Use a small propane torch, heat the underside of the throttle disc, flow
some soldering flux onto the disc topside, and finally flow a generous
amount of solder into the base of the valve (under the spring)."
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS STEP? AND Should the disc still move after this

 Allow this to cool before removing from the vise. Ensure that there is no
solder on the edge of the throttle disc -- if some has crept there, scrape
it away with the edge of a screwdriver


Dr. Bill Saidel 
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