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Post by aspencade83 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:10 am

how long does it take to clean and adjust 1983 carbs

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Re: carbs

Post by Maz » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:52 pm

Depends how clean you want them!
Seriously, though, to do a proper strip, clean and rebuild will take a full day, depending on ability/experience.
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Re: carbs

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:54 pm

aspencade83 wrote:how long does it take to clean and adjust 1983 carbs
That's like asking "how long does it take to rebuild an engine." If you've never done it before, and have no mechanical experience, it could take weeks. If you do two of them a day and make a living from it, maybe a few hours.

If you have some modicum of mechanical experience, and a good guide (i.e. Randakk's guide), with no snags (i.e. broken pieces while removing jets etc) you could probably do it in a day or two.

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Post by newomij » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:25 pm

"Randakk's Guide"? Is it available here at GWD's?

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Re: carbs

Post by dingdong » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:40 am

Keep in mind that you will need a carb rebuild kit. Recommended from that same site. Chances of just cleaning and re-using the old rubber parts without leaks or other problems is almost nill.

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Re: carbs

Post by sw3dl1 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:04 am

Use a Randek 1100 kit, take your time, clean everything, clean everything, clean everything.
Make sure your work area is clean, almost anicepitic clean.
It's not a pareticulary difficult job, just make sure things are clean, o-rings are in the right place, take no short-cuts.
Did I mention clean everything?

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Post by Old Fogey » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:04 am

125psi is your best friend (once you've cleaned everything!)

All the jets will unscrew on these carbs, unlike the 80-81 sets, but the orifice in the main jet is tiny. beg, borrow or steal a High A guitar string (approx 0.010") to make sure that it is clear.

Randakk's kit for sure, and don't cut corners. If you've never done carbs, Howard's book that you can buy from Randakk along with the kit, will help you enormously.

edit: just had my nuts kicked in a PM, rightly so. That should read High E string. I'm blaming it on dyslexic fingers :roll:

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