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RE: float bowls on HS6 carbs

To: "'Jack W. Drews'" <>,
Subject: RE: float bowls on HS6 carbs
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 19:24:09 -0700

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Jack W. Drews
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 7:01 PM
Subject: float bowls on HS6 carbs

Sunday at the Mitty I came in from the race running on two cylinders. The
cause was that the single bolt holding the float chamber to the body of one
carb had fractured and the float chamber was hanging by the hoses.

I've seen this happen on two other cars and both resulted in underhood
fires. Thank goodness I didn't have that, but I could have. I thought those
two incidents were too isolated to worry about. Wrongo.

Has anybody else had this problem? If so, does anybody have a way to prevent
this, other than replacing the 40-year-old bolt?

uncle jack 

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