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    DC's are awesome, Don! The reason they have no...

    DC's are awesome, Don!

    The reason they have no 'squirter' is because the main nozzle discharges a metered gob o' gas upon acceleration. I call it the "accelerator sump".

    I'm not sure what...
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    Did you notice an improvement in fuel mileage,...

    Did you notice an improvement in fuel mileage, Harry?

    ....Cotten
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    Super-Clean has its place, Mike... But be real...

    Super-Clean has its place, Mike...

    But be real careful with it on polished aluminum.

    Rinse it fastidiously.

    ....Cotten
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    There's a time and place for everything, Folks! ...

    There's a time and place for everything, Folks!

    Today it was toilet bowl cleaner, because its a lot friendlier and convenient than muriatic acid out of the jug.

    Especially for just a few small...
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    I never found ANY bags I didn't like, JR! ...

    I never found ANY bags I didn't like, JR!

    (Even if they just hang in the attic.)

    Bags bolt-on-and-off, or whatever, so run a different set every day of the week. Now THAT's the 'look'.
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    Hell, Harry,.. I stopped taking in motors and...

    Hell, Harry,..

    I stopped taking in motors and trannys twenty years ago and nobody noticed.
    I did call a moratorium on carbs last year or so:...
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    Usually they hang up open, Harry,.. But...

    Usually they hang up open, Harry,..

    But anything is possible.

    Another variable is play in the float pivot, allowing it to swing in an arc. Even brand new levers benefit from die-pressing upon...
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    The needle knob detente balls are staked to...

    The needle knob detente balls are staked to retain them, Otis,..

    So the best method of removal and replacement saves as much metal as possible, and the critical spacing for tension as well.
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    There is no fixed jet, Otis! All fuel is...

    There is no fixed jet, Otis!

    All fuel is metered through the HS needle seat.

    ....Cotten
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    I've heard that before, Ryan! After a week, it...

    I've heard that before, Ryan!

    After a week, it could turn to vinegar anyway.

    I blame that on Drosophila melanogaster.

    ....Cotten
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    It gets complicated, Ryan! When they get...

    It gets complicated, Ryan!

    When they get bloated, they are actually lighter in proportion to their increased volume. But the issue isn't just change in 'buoyancy' (mass divided by volume?),...
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    I don't get out much these days, Ryan... My...

    I don't get out much these days, Ryan...

    My local 'marina' is just a couple of blocks away, but its only a harbored boat launch on the river where I walk my labradane.
    Even the restrooms are...
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    Its carved from foam just like mine, Harry! ...

    Its carved from foam just like mine, Harry!

    But apparently of a pre-2008 "Nitrophyl" formula.

    Looks like Greer's was marketing Competition Distributing's (shown to the right of one of my mine)...
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    If there was no script on the bottom, Harry,... ...

    If there was no script on the bottom, Harry,...

    Did your swollen float look like this?

    Just guessing...

    ....Cotten
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    I've never been 'great' at anything, Ryan! ...

    I've never been 'great' at anything, Ryan!

    (I'm only a fauxtina technician.)

    Back to topic:
    I sure miss my Gunk Hydro-Seal; Berryman's is a joke.

    ....Cotten
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    They are always a gamble, Stan! Please fill it...

    They are always a gamble, Stan!

    Please fill it enough to only cover the plates, before the trickle again, as it tends to rise.

    What have you got to lose?

    ....Cotten
    PS: Got one of those...
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    I guess what I meant was, Ryan,.. If it...

    I guess what I meant was, Ryan,..

    If it digests down to virgin metal it would certainly have good applications.

    I get brutal with hardware when I have to, too,, of course.

    But then I have to...
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    Like a new penny, Ryan? When there is true...

    Like a new penny, Ryan?

    When there is true metallic patinization, I am compelled to do my best to conserve it.

    And vinegar's a LOT cheaper!

    ....Cotten
    PS: Your stuff does sound perfect...
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    You mean the vernier scale is on the dial, Pa? ...

    You mean the vernier scale is on the dial, Pa?

    A dial on a dial with vernier scales that rotate and resolve to each other?

    That would make it twice as hard to read!

    ....Cotten
    PS: I just...
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    Aerokroil, Mike! (And mussn't get potmetal too...

    Aerokroil, Mike!

    (And mussn't get potmetal too hot...)

    ....Cotten
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    I never had a problem with Simple Green fumes,...

    I never had a problem with Simple Green fumes, 26fhead!

    Its sure nasty right out of a spray bottle though...

    Clean up is always easiest outside.

    ....Cotten
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    A caveat on vinegar, Folks,... If you use it...

    A caveat on vinegar, Folks,...

    If you use it on aluminum, keep a close eye on it!

    ....Cotten
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    All my projects are waiting for new owners, Ryan!...

    All my projects are waiting for new owners, Ryan!

    ...Cotten
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    All of the above, Mike! Plus gallons of cheap...

    All of the above, Mike!

    Plus gallons of cheap white vinegar.

    There is no one perfect 'solution' except some common sense.

    ....Cotten
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    I wish I could fondle it, Craig! 360 would be...

    I wish I could fondle it, Craig!

    360 would be pointless, as only the thrust faces are involved.

    Some had die-springs to apply the knurling pressure, but extinct no doubt.

    ...Cotten
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