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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2001, 01:28 PM
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HOw to check float on 88 Zuke

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I have just found out that the float level is way too high. The gas line appears at the top of the float window on the front of the carb. I would like to adjust it but I don't know how and the instructions aren't helping. The instructions I have are.
1) Remove the air horn and invert it (Where is the air horn?)
2) Measure the distance between the float and the gasketed surface of the air horn. The measured distance is float level, and it should be the specification. If the float level is out of specification, adjust it by bending the tongue up or down. (Where is the Tongue?)

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2001, 03:31 PM
 
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Re: HOw to check float on 88 Zuke

The air horn is the top of the carb. You measure from the top of the carb to the top of the float. The arm you bend is the little "tab" that stops the float from rising up any farther.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2001, 11:33 PM
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Re: HOw to check float on 88 Zuke

measure before you start to bent anything, something to go buy if you think you went too far. It took myself two tries to get a good level.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2001, 11:16 PM
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Re: HOw to check float on 88 Zuke

I was wondering if anyone could be more specific when telling me how to adjust the float. "The air horn is at the top of the carb" really doesn't tell me what, or where it is. Could someone be as descriptive as possible when explaining it to me. I would like to get this accomplished soon.

Thanks again for all your efforts

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2001, 08:37 AM
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Re: HOw to check float on 88 Zuke

Adjusting the float on the stock carb basically requires tearing apart the carb. I adjusted my float during a carb rebuild. Instructions were provided with the carb rebuild kit. If I recall correctly, they were similar to the instruction found in the Haynes and/or Chilton manuals. I would suggest getting my hands on one of these instruction sets since they go into the float adjustment in good detail (including correct float height adjustment).

I think you may be able to take the air horn off without removing the whole carb, but it is probably just as easy removing the whole thing so you can clean things out while you're at it. The carb consists of 3 pieces. The air horn holds the choke flap and fuel inlet fitting. The middle piece holds the jets and fuel bowl (including the fuel level window you mentioned). The bottom piece holds the throttle plates. The air horn is held onto the carb by several screws.

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