Hey guys, first post here.
I used this thread to assist me in removing the carb from Ramona, my profile pic. Tons of help, so much so that I felt equally motivated and obligated to join the community to contribute what I could.
The story for her goes as follows. I wanted a dirt cheap vehicle for next to nothing just to play around with. Ive done a few supervised builds in the past, but Im really still just a novice mechanically, so I wanted a good project that could grow with me. Anyway, she was the first thing I came across that was workable. Surprisingly, or I guess not so surprisingly, I fell in love with her immediately
. She always had an exhaust leak, though, and after a bit of rough playing the clutch went limp. Secure in the knowledge I could do little to hurt her much more at this point, though, I decided it was time to get my hands dirty. I was sure to take plenty of pictures.
the whole messy thing top down before I set in.
most of the lines removed, just the fuel and throttle linkage left, and then the mounting bolts
ah-HA! Any ideas how best to plug this baby and fix the leak? simple silicone? special compound or part? new carb (grimace)?
Well, my plans from here are to get this carb back into working order one way or another, then lay into the clutch. Ill have to do some research to figure out exactly whats up, but basically the clutch petal just went plain dead-limp so I figure its the clutch cable or a mounting bracket somewhere that broke. Hopefully I can fix it myself.
My hopes for Ramona are to have her running as cheaply as possible, look into getting a(n extremely) cheap boost package for her and enter her into either the Le Mons or Chump Car races. Fun!