Original metering blocks...repair suggestions

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  1. Budz

    Budz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Putting this here due to trying to save my original 6333/4519 metering blocks.

    Rebuilding my '70 carb and 'both' power valves, with only the slightest turn of the wrench, broke off with the threaded shank of the power valves stuck inside the metering blocks. Any suggestions how to remove whats left...soaking in something or other solutions.

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    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    You could try an easy out and see if it would move without destroying it. You could make a couple of saw cuts from the center out and see if it would come out in pieces. Just a couple of thoughts. Hope this helps.
     
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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Checking with an expert. I'll let you know.
     
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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Tap tap it out with a punch.
     
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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Apparently no "tricks", just use caution and take it slow.

    A response from a guy who rebuilds these things for a living, Eric Jackson at VintageMusclecar Parts:

    "Judging by the last pic, it looks like the threads are galled, and it’s going to be a PITA to get the remnants out. You’re probably going to need to CAREFULLY re-tap the threads once you get the remnants out as well.

    NOT a fun job."
     
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    I'm going to suggest sending them to Eric Jackson for sure. Dont mess with them? Im sure he can get them out. Here's his number give him a call. 937 836 1885
     
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    My suggestion - Soak it with penetrating oil and try a small blunt nose pipe reamer to see if it will bite well enough to break the fitting free.
     
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    Budz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks for the responses guys. Fortunately I have a spare dated carb and was able to steal those metering blocks and finish the job. The power valves came right out on those blocks without a problem, so at least I'm back up and running.

    Thanks for Eric's contact...I'll give him a call.
     

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