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bennett

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:18 am
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hey all - just came into possesion of this beast after she'd been
sitting for the better part of 4 years or so. i took the carb assembly
off as a unit and purchased the carb rebuild kit since all the gas has
long since turned to varnish in the float bowls etc.
it all looks pretty straight forward to me except for a couple of
things i could use a little help with:
1. it appears that pulling the slides on these things is kind of a pain
in the ass, the rebuild kits come with a new needle and clip but NOT
with any detailed settings for synching the slides... i am considering
simply not replacing the needles since i'm not sure how much they
really wear anyway and it will make things less complicated when it
comes to synching the carbs. opinions?
2. that leads me to my next issue: can someone point me to a throrough
procedure for synching these? i typically do it 'statically' aka 'the
old fashioned way' - as in a drill bit - since i've never had a vacuum
gauge and would rather not buy one. opinions?
any input would surely be appreciated - also any links to 'vintage'
honda websites or groups would be great. i already know about the
'SOHC/4' site but their forums seem to have vanished... anyone know
what happened to em?

thanks all,
bennett

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:25 pm
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"bennett" wrote in message

> hey all - just came into possesion of this beast after she'd been
> sitting for the better part of 4 years or so. i took the carb assembly
> off as a unit and purchased the carb rebuild kit since all the gas has
> long since turned to varnish in the float bowls etc.
> it all looks pretty straight forward to me except for a couple of
> things i could use a little help with:
> 1. it appears that pulling the slides on these things is kind of a pain
> in the ass, the rebuild kits come with a new needle and clip but NOT
> with any detailed settings for synching the slides... i am considering
> simply not replacing the needles since i'm not sure how much they
> really wear anyway and it will make things less complicated when it
> comes to synching the carbs. opinions?
> 2. that leads me to my next issue: can someone point me to a throrough
> procedure for synching these? i typically do it 'statically' aka 'the
> old fashioned way' - as in a drill bit - since i've never had a vacuum
> gauge and would rather not buy one. opinions?
> any input would surely be appreciated - also any links to 'vintage'
> honda websites or groups would be great. i already know about the
> 'SOHC/4' site but their forums seem to have vanished... anyone know
> what happened to em?
>
> thanks all,
> bennett
>
Try here.

http://www.sohc4.us/forums/index.php?board=2.20

Tom

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:05 pm
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bennett wrote:

> can someone point me to a throrough
> procedure for synching these? i typically do it 'statically' aka 'the
> old fashioned way' - as in a drill bit - since i've never had a vacuum
> gauge and would rather not buy one. opinions?

Get a set of gauges and do it properly. Seriously. They make the job far
easier, you don't have to mess about remvoing airbox rubbers, and once
you've got the gauges you'll use them again. And again. And again.


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