Good evening. I am having problems getting the metering rod set after I adjusted the accelerator pump rod. The accelerator pump rod is set at 35/64 at the top and 18/64 at the bottom leaving a 17/64 throw as specified. The problem I am having is with the metering rod gauge in place there is a 2/32 gap between the lowest point on the pin and the gauge, it will not touch. What am I missing? Is something worn out?
No problem. Reproduction rods often have an elongated eye. Raise the pin in its slot to a point where it is just barely touching the inside of the upper eye. You will not lose the 17/64" throw. When testing for hesitation at throttle up, you may have to raise it a bit more.
Thanks for the quick reply. So if I understand correctly I need to remove the metering rod gauge and use the metering rod instead to set the pin? I did and had to lift the metering rod slightly to go on the pin. The pin is in the bottom of the slot.
I think I have added an image that shows the carb with the gauge in place showing the gap.
Post by Scoutpilot on Jul 30, 2019 12:20:25 GMT -5
My apologies. I failed to notice the initial 35/64" top reading. This is too low. Set the accelerator pump to a top reading of 48/64"-49/64". This will lower the lever and should still give you a 17/64" throw. Then set the pin to be just below the inside top of the eye.
I set the top at 47/64 which made the bottom 21/64 so I was not able to get the 17/64 throw at that setting. That was as high as I could set it so I tried the following lower settings measured in 64ths (46/21, 43/20, 41/19, 40/18) and still was unable to get the 17/64 throw. Do I just need to keep tweaking the accelerator rod until I get it right or is it possible the plunger in the carb kit is wrong? The kit is unbranded but the instruction sheet is marked Techlit Co.
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