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limg
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Hello,

I started restoring my 1966 R50/2 I bought 7 months ago. The slide of the RH carburetor is stuck. I tried a Permatex Super Penetrant to loosen the slide and tried to pull it. The slide is still firmly attached and will not move. What is the best method to loosen the slide without damaging the slide and the carburetor?

Thank you in advance.

Gudy
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The best penetrant that I'm

The best penetrant that I'm aware of is a 50-50 mixture of acetone and automatic transmission fluid. With any penetrant, time is also required. I'd also consider heat, light amounts like with a hair dryer...this might expand the barrel of the carb, thus breaking some of the corrosion and letting the penetrant go deeper. Also, I would think that boiling it in water might help expand things. The expansion and contraction begins to break the corrosion and helps the penetrant. And time...did I mention time!!

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Like Kurt said heat and

Like Kurt said heat and penetrating oil and repeat. A heat gun used to remove paint, set on low works good too. Another thought is to drop it in a bucket of carb cleaner like Berrymans and just let the whole thing soak for days. That will get your carb clean and maybe free it up too.

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Thank you Kurt and VIN for

Thank you Kurt and VIN for your advice. I was able to take out the slide per your suggestions.
Here is the procedure below:
1. Disassembled all the parts in the carburetor.
2. Soaked the carburetor in parts/carb dip for 2 days.
3. Clean carb and applied penetrant between the slide and cab body.
4. Heat the carb body with a heat gun; let it cool and applied penetrant again. I did this about five times.
5. I tried to pull the slide using a long nose pliers but was not successful; not enough pull out force to pull the slide out.
6. I inserted a 4.0mm hex driver into the hole of the jet needle and pushed the slide out using the 4.0mm driver. I used a quarter to protect the bottom of the slide.

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Slick solution you came up

Slick solution you came up with. Thanks for sharing the idea. Glad to hear it worked out.

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