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    Post in float bowl came loose

    The post used to secure the cap to the float bowl pulled loose from the bottom of the front float chamber. It did not damage the bowl (no holes). My question is this, can I use JB Weld to “glue” the post back into the bottom of the bowl. I have read on JB Weld’s site that once cured JB weld is impervious to gasoline. But I sure don’t want any JB Weld getting into the carb. Hate to buy a new float bowl If I can avoid it, but I also don’t want to cause any damage.

    What do you think?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Post in float bowl came loose

    If you need to buy a good used float bowl (either side) send me a PM.
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    Re: Post in float bowl came loose

    Steve has a good suggestio,but JB weld will do the job it is a fantastic adhesive.
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    Re: Post in float bowl came loose

    Lin--

    If you're anything like me you'll be thinking about that repair every minute you're driving! I am a big fan of JB Weld but I'd spring for a replacement.

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    Re: Post in float bowl came loose

    Hah, great to hear from you Mike! That is EXACTLY what Judith just said.
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    Re: Post in float bowl came loose

    Thanks to Keoke, Mike and Steve for responses. I am not going the JB Weld route this time. I will find a good used one or buy a new one.

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    Re: Post in float bowl came loose

    Wise man Lin,

    I am all for resolving problems with other materials when a failure will not result in damage to me or the car - such as using PTFE tape to tighten up the adjustable steering nut onto the splines and using a 22mm copper olive on the steering wheel hub to stop the play. However, gluing in a post on carbs, which if a fail was to occur on a run, would mean a long walk home or an expensive trailering back home, would not be recommended.



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