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I noticed the bike didn't have the kick it use to have at full throttle. Come to find out my secondaries were stuck :( I sprayed some carb cleaner on them and worked them back and forth a bit and I have a new bike again :D
 

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Lamont , I'm just curious , did you have to remove the tank and air cleaner to lubricate the secondaries or or did you just spray the linkage ?
 

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Had the same problem with mine when I change to a polished manifold during my rebuild but I had to actually Dremel the intake ports to give them enough room to open even though it is an Edellbrock manifold made for the spreadbore Q-jet.
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HogV8 said:
Lamont , I'm just curious , did you have to remove the tank and air cleaner to lubricate the secondaries or or did you just spray the linkage ?
I had the tank off when I did it. Looks like they are still sticking from time to time. :( I may just have carb Mike build me a carb and keep that one as a spare. Hey Mike are you there? :D
 

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Hi Lamont, Yes I'm here every day. Sorry, I don't have any spare Carb. Cores laying around.

But I do know that sometime the plates can get knocked off center from shaft/baseplate wear, and that is what causes most of the sticking.

Badgers Lowers on his secondary's were sticking when I got his Carb. All you can do is adjust them.

Lamont, You are more then welcome to send yours up to me any time.

Carb. Mike
 

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CarburetorMike said:
Hi Lamont, Yes I'm here every day. Sorry, I don't have any spare Carb. Cores laying around.

But I do know that sometime the plates can get knocked off center from shaft/baseplate wear, and that is what causes most of the sticking.

Badgers Lowers on his secondary's were sticking when I got his Carb. All you can do is adjust them.

Lamont, You are more then welcome to send yours up to me any time.

Carb. Mike
I was thinking about buying another carb and running this one while you go through the new one. How much are they running these days?
 

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Hi Lamont, I just checked the Summit Racing site. WOW!! :shock: Not the price I was expecting.

The Edelbrock #1901 is listed for $455.95
 

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Hi Lamont, On page #53 of the New Pace Catalog the #1901 is $443.95.

I'm sure if you keep looking, you'll find a good price some where.
 

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I have been useing a Holley carburetor on my bike for years and it works great. It is a 750 cfm double pumper with mechanical secondaries. I bought it from Summit Racing. I don't remember the exact price but I know it was much cheaper than the Edelbrock Quadrajet type carb. The only downfall that I see is mileage. Holley carbs have never been known to be mileage mizers!

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Rick - any clearance problems using the holley? How about setting it up for the Boss? Do you a model number? One thing for sure there are ton more HiPo parts, jets, etc.. for the Holley then the #1901.

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Eddie,
No problem with clearance. I even have a Weiand high rise manifold that is a little higher than the stock manifold. Easy set up. I just checked my paperwork for the model number. I guess I bought it longer ago than I thought. The Summit part is #HLY-0-4777C and I paid $275.00 but that was in May of 2000. Price probably went up a little since then. I didn't think it was that long ago because I have not had to touch that carb since I put it on! Even starts great with no choke hooked up!!
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while baAck I broke a throttle cable and while replaceing it and adjusting the cable housing I noticed that when I cranked the hand throttle wide open that the lower back butterflys weren't opening completely because the lug that the end of the throttle cable furel fits into was hitting inside the throttle grip housing and not allowing wide open throttle at the carb. It was very close to wide open but still not to the max . So I used my dremal grinder and ground away the area where it was hitting and then observed that the butterflys were then opening all the way when I cranked the throttle wide open . After I did this I realized that now there was no real throttle stop and I was afraid that I would pull the cable out of the carb. connection , strech the cable or break the cable so I needed a throttle stop . Because our throttle grip housings are set up for dual cables like a Harley I was able to use the extra cable hole to fabricate a adjustable throttle stop. The stop theards into the extra cable hole and up along side of the throttle and hits against the lug that the cable furel fits into when the throttle is cranked wide open and is adjustable so now I can get wide open throttle with out the possibility of pulling , breaking or streching the throttle cable . Works great.

Makes me wonder how many other Boss's there are out there that may have the same problem I had and don't realize it .
 
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