[Spridgets] Carb Question

Bob Kitterer bkitterer at me.com
Sun Feb 16 11:34:54 MST 2020

This is an all plastic float


60 Bugeye (MK IV in disguise)
67 Sprite MK III "Trevor"

> On Feb 16, 2020, at 10:09 AM, crusaderchuck55--- via Spridgets <spridgets at autox.team.net> wrote:
> Is the float the type that has a metal plate on top for the pivot?   If so that can be carefully bent a little to buy that small amount of extra room for the float to not hit the cover before shutting off incoming fuel.
> Chuck
> Be very careful as to not stress the heated plastic that retains the plate to the top of the float.   Also gasket material can be cut out with a paper punch for a very thin needle seat shim...
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> ------ Original message------
> From: Bob Kitterer via Spridgets
> Date: Sun, Feb 16, 2020 11:34 AM
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> Subject:[Spridgets] Carb Question
>  I just opened the float bowl on some new carbs and found that the plastic float almost hits the float bowl cover before closing the needle valve.  I do not think there is enough thread on the needle for enough washer shims to adjust the float to the proper position.  Has anyone had to deal with this and know of a solution?
> Thanks
> Bob  Kitterer
> 1960 Austin Healey Sprite (Mk IV in disguise)
> 1966 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III (Trevor) - still in boxes
> 2013 Miata
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