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32/32 DIDTA carb and adjustng valves when cold

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1. The only way I can get my '72 to idle when cold is to turn the turn the Throttle Valve Adjusting Screw (screw #10 in c.d.iesel's diagram). And yes, this is the screw, which on the diagram is underlined in red, stating explicitly: "Do Not Adjust". So, when I adjusted it, how bad of a Bad Thing did I do by adjusting it?

2. I've seen many times: "adjust valves when engine is cold". The temp in my garage is 40 degrees. When they say 'cold' is there a temperature that's recommended? Is 40 degrees too cold? Should I run the engine for a minute or two? Or not?

Thanks,

Bob

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1. bad? you.ll Spontaneously Combust

2. that.s plenty cold enough for the valve.s

but you might need mitten.s for your hand.s

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The temp for the valves in the car is fine, but, as c.d. points out, it might be a little cold on your hands. You say you're in a garage so maybe slide a chair up along side you with a portable heater pointed at your rear end. That should be enought to get through what is usually a pretty short procedure.

Bob Napier

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Human spontaneous combustion: I knew there was a price to pay for turnin that danged screw! Mein Gott! I burn in hell forever now!

As for the valves, I'll put ze mittens on and have my wife point her hair dryer at my frozen butt while I adjust zem...

Thanks!

Bob

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