Carburetors..don't leave 'em ugly


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deanbw
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Carburetors..don't leave 'em ugly

Postby deanbw » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:50 am



I have moved from the back to the middle of the bike on my quest to exhaust every penny I have. I have removed the carbs to rebuild, once that is done the engine comes out to get worked over and I'll see what I can get for my kidney.
That is really not what this is about.....I just thought I would show what you can do with a little time. Some of you I am sure already know this, but for the guys who have not been doing this for far too long as some of have, it may be of some help.
With a few easy to get and fairly inexpensive tools you can turn the ugly duckling into, well.....at least a less ugly duck.
First a soda blaster, whether it is a cabinet or a hand held hopper is one of the best cleaning tools you will buy.
Second an ultra-sonic cleaner, gets into places you cant, worth every penny and you can get them for starting at under 100 bucks.
Third a buffing wheel, some parts just look purty when they's shiny
Here are a couple pics of what I started with and what I get after a little cleaning, soda, then ultra to get inside bores/holes clean and soda out of anywhere it may have gotten into, then a little buffing on the cap.
I know there are a screws missing, I'm replacing all screws with socket head (allen) stainless.
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CMReynolds1
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Re: Carburetors..don't leave 'em ugly

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:35 pm

You are absolutely correct. Nice job by the way. Keep it coming!
Ride Safe,
Taz


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deanbw
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Re: Carburetors..don't leave 'em ugly

Postby deanbw » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:20 pm

Got them back together.....now time to pull engine and work it over. Money will be spent, words will be said.

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Re: Carburetors..don't leave 'em ugly

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:02 pm

Very Nice!!!!
Ride Safe,
Taz


TF 116, RivRon 512, Can Tho, S. Vietnam, 8/66-/9/68, GM(G)2

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deanbw
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Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200a aspencade . Honda xl600r, '68 z50, '82z50, '80cx500c, '00 klr250

Re: Carburetors..don't leave 'em ugly

Postby deanbw » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:47 pm

thank you very much CMReynolds1 . I was going to say it's a labor of love......but who are we kidding




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