'74 6hp carb kit

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'74 6hp carb kit

Postby PugetSoundBoater » Mon May 14, 2018 10:19 pm

I have rebuilt several of these 6hp carbs over the last few years. Why do they include so many packing washers? The slow speed needle take 2,a fiber one inside and a nylon washer up against the packing nut, shown in the factory service manual.
Is it because this kit is used for several other carb models also?
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With the same shape float bowl??
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Re: '74 6hp carb kit

Postby david bartlett » Mon May 14, 2018 10:28 pm

Jim,

Yes, it fits many models and years.

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Re: '74 6hp carb kit

Postby Mumbles » Tue May 15, 2018 3:26 am

They take more than one packing washer on the needle.

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Re: '74 6hp carb kit

Postby crosbyman » Tue May 15, 2018 6:50 am

freebies..enjoy usually parts are missing :)

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Re: '74 6hp carb kit

Postby fleetwin » Tue May 15, 2018 12:51 pm

Yeah, I usually use just two of the packing washers behind the plastic washer...Put the extra ones aside, you never know when you might need them...

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Re: '74 6hp carb kit

Postby Fisherman6 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:13 pm

Jim,
Use two fiber packing washers under a nylon washer on the carb needle. The kits come with enough packing washers for the RDs and Big Twins which use 3 packing washers per needle.
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Re: '74 6hp carb kit

Postby PugetSoundBoater » Wed May 16, 2018 11:32 am

I have always used the nylon washer right behind the packing nut.It just shows two washers on the needle. I'm sure 3 total will be just fine. Thanks.
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Re: '74 6hp carb kit

Postby Fisherman6 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Yup, 3 works great. I have several done this way including a few 6hp OMCs.
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