4 am. My back is out, my shoulder is shot. I am rebuilding a pair of AFBs. I love it. Most people are terrified if carbs. My wife walked by, looked in and said "You must have bought cheap gas". LOL. She's the best.
Okay. Let me get this straight. It’s 4 am and your wife happens by. Were you working at the kitchen table?4 am. My back is out, my shoulder is shot. I am rebuilding a pair of AFBs. I love it. Most people are terrified if carbs. My wife walked by, looked in and said "You must have bought cheap gas". LOL. She's the best.
I agree! I've been rebuilding carbs (along with other things) my entire life. I was taught a lot by my grandfather, who raised a family through the Great Depression, and one thing I learned from him is that you don't throw stuff away just because it doesn't work right. My wife says he turned me into a hoarder!Originally, we were skilled. We rebuilt everything. Alternators, water pumps, carbs, starters, A/C compressors. Then gradually people got more rushed and less diligent. People opted to just get a rebuilt carb sent over from the parts store and the car was done the same day. That worked fine for a while, then the rebuilds got worse and worse. They were paying elementary school dropouts to cram dozens of important parts into a complex system, and they were rushing them. Then you couldn't trust the rebuilds, and you got sick of the comebacks so you went back to rebuilding them yourself. Still, it's just about a thing of the past. You see people with boats or lawnmowers throw the oem carb in the trash and order a HoChiminium repop from Amazon then it never runs right and the OEM carb is gone forever.
I would love to have a canister of that stuff. Last time I found any, it was so weak it wouldn't even take mud off.My biggest gripe is that I can no longer find the buckets of carb cleaner with the basket that you could soak all the parts in for a couple of hours. I have to buy 4 or 5 cans of spray carb cleaner to clean a 4 bbl and when I'm done my fingers are frozen!