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advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby richard armstrong » February 8th, 2019, 8:54 am

would like to ask if it is possible to switch the choke lever to the opposite side of the carb

i have a throttle lever and choke lever on the same side which are clashing could i reverse the choke lever?
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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby Cary Bailey » February 8th, 2019, 9:59 am

Pictures please!

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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby Rob Buckley » February 8th, 2019, 1:55 pm

Turn the carb round so they are on the other side
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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby ian redshaw » February 8th, 2019, 2:56 pm

Rob Buckley wrote:Turn the carb round so they are on the other side


It'd be easier to turn the engine Rob?

You can turn the choke round, fairly simple job to dismantle the butterfly and the spindle, making sure the butterfly goes back in the same way as before. It is easy to 'forget' which way round it goes after dismantling so take a pic in the 'ole before you strip it.

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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby Glenn Masters » February 8th, 2019, 3:40 pm

No problem if the choke is servo operated, but swapping the spindle will result in the machined groove not engaging with the spring loaded ball that keeps the choke open whilst the engine is running I think . . . .

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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby Rob Buckley » February 8th, 2019, 4:36 pm

ian redshaw wrote:It'd be easier to turn the engine Rob?


I don't believe Walbro would send a carb out of the factory with the throttle & choke levers clashing.

But if the levers are clashing on (say) the left hand side of the carb as you look at it, just whip the 2 screws out, spin the carb round by 180 degrees, screws back in and the levers won't be clashing on the left hand side any more, simples.
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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby Glenn Masters » February 8th, 2019, 5:40 pm

Then they'll be clashing on the right side ? . . . We need photos !

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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby richard armstrong » February 8th, 2019, 7:10 pm

so to answer my quest ion it is possible to flip 180 deg the choke lever

photos will be added shortlly
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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby David Berry » February 8th, 2019, 7:24 pm

Rob Buckley wrote:
ian redshaw wrote:It'd be easier to turn the engine Rob?


I don't believe Walbro would send a carb out of the factory with the throttle & choke levers clashing.

But if the levers are clashing on (say) the left hand side of the carb as you look at it, just whip the 2 screws out, spin the carb round by 180 degrees, screws back in and the levers won't be clashing on the left hand side any more, simples.


Won't that cause a problem with the drillings for the air impulse not lining up?

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Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Postby Rob Buckley » February 8th, 2019, 7:30 pm

It would solve the problem of a carb lever clash. Because the engine wouldn't run, the clash wont cause a problem.
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