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1967 R502
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Anyone got advice on how to remove this one? I've always thought this was a bit of laziness on bings part. Why not a regular hex bolt? Noooo....let's make something that works with no screwdriver ever.

I'm thinking about sawing it. But "saw" and "Carburetor" never should go together.

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Use some penetrant like

Use some penetrant like Aerokroil or PB Blaster. You can try heating the edge to help the penetrant work in...no open flames of course. I found a stiff piece of metal bar that fit the slot exactly then clamped a pair of vicegrips to the bar so I could twist the cap off.

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The solution: AeroKroil

The solution: AeroKroil inside and out, followed by a carefully aligned application of a vicegrip to the rim of the cap.

Cap will be replaced by a new one.

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Tool

I made a special tool. One piece of spring steel .050 x 1 x 8 sandwiched between 2 pieces of aluminum bar stock 1/4 x 5/8 x 8 . I then riveted it all together. That left 3/16 of spring steel sticking out past the aluminum bars. I then ground that down so what was sticking out was just enough for the depth of the slot in the screw. And it works very well.

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