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Float Doesnt move freely. But the needle valve moves nicely

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It seems that the metle clip that connects the float to the needle valve is causing a hard movement. With it off both the float and the valve work like they should but that stupid little piece is pissing me off!!! it is causing my needle valve to stay open flooding my carb.

PLEASE HELP ME! I need advice what should I do?

Thanks

Andy Rattley

1971 2002

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Guest Anonymous

any chance that clip is bent, upside down, installed wrong or somehow just FUBAR?

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Guest Anonymous

sometimes its just dirt whats making the problem.

there is a pin inside the float, that can retain dirt, and keeps it from coming up at the correct time.

try puttin a wash in the needle to make if lower, so it conects with the float earlyer. if not, maybe the float has gone bad, and you will just have to get a new one.

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Remove the float and its pivot pin. Roll the pin on a flat surface (like a piece of glass) to make sure it isn't slightly bent). If it's straight, slip the float on the pin and see if it moves freely on the pin. If it doesn't, there's probably a kink in the clip on the float itself that's causing it to bind. Depending on the float type, it's possible to slowly and carefully bend the clip so it'll move freely. Otherwise, new float time.

If that's all moving freely, reinstall in the carb and try it--look to see if the float is catching on something. Most newer Solex needle valves have a little clip that fastens the float to the needle. Could that have slipped off? One final thing. Shake the float and make sure the float doesn't have fuel in it. They've been known to leak and even go down with all hands (happened to me twice--Webers and Solexes).

Happy troubleshooting/Thanksgiving

Mike

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