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I have an early carb stevens, the front mixture screw on the rear carb keeps working loose. It seems to be working loose under vibration and poping out, Do I need to refit the anti tamper fittings? If so where can I get some?

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Chris


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Can't you just use a spring and a flat washer ala motorcycle carby idle screws?


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Nope,

its not that sort of design


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Some set-ups have an o-ring in the end of the tapped hole so the screw has to go through it. This gives some resistance to the screw turning. Would that work?


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Cross thread it? :)

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Cider. From Aldi. Next you'll tell me you're wearing a shell suit. :)

Chris - I'm pretty sure it does indeed require an O-ring. Take a look down the hole to see if it's there, also take out anoyher screw (count the turns) to see what's on/in there.


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whats the base setting for the screws dudes? I know mine got fcuked about with by a 'specialist' and it cost me £60 to drive to PaulC's and back and thats only about 200 miles and was all at very reasonable speeds, no fast running at all...

Still need to clean the jets out though!


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Cheers for the replies,

I'll have a look tomorrow I put a new screw in today, wonder if its missing an o ring as you said sparky.

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Chris


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2 and a half turns out from fully in is always a good place to start


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had a look it is missing the spring , oring and washer on that hole,

Have ordered new ones from dellorto.

I reackon the previousowner had just screwed it fully home hence the carbs out of balance.

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Chris


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Given that... you really didn't stand much chance of achieving a balance, did you?


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Nope, I'm amazed at some of the bodges Previous owners do, I could understand if it wasto save £100's of pounds, but its a fiver to fix.

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You could probably do it with the spring from an old ballpoint pen and a washer from the grot box......cost: Zero!! I agree with the 2 1/2 turns open from fully shut start point.


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I have ordered the new bits it was about five pounds, should solve my problems,

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