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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
Calspec
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Homemade Air Bleed Removal Tool

My brother-in-law knows everything about everything. He is the leader in a conversation because he isn't interested in listening. He is only interested in talking because he knows everything. Let me tell you how smart this guy is. My brother-in-law tears down an old Motorcraft 4V carburetor for rebuild but has to stop because he can't figure out how to get the air bleed out. The air bleed has a screwdriver slot but also has a needle in the center of that slot. Next, he drives 30 miles and goes to a half dozen parts houses trying to find a tool for removing the air bleed. No luck.

He finally brings the carb over to me and asks if I know how to get it out. I don't say a word, then I just calmly walk over to my "junk-scrap-should throw-away-drawer" and hand him the modified flathead screwdriver pictured below.
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Last edited by Mikelonis; 07-17-2007 at 11:27 AM.
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