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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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So I call my brother up and tell him it is time to sync my carbs and can I borrow the old school four gauge mercury manometer. While I was picking it up he showed me where it had contacted the exhaust on a previous job and melted the reservoir loosing some of the mercury. He assured me there was plenty left for a two carb balance job.

I warm the bike up, connect the gauges and restart. I watch as the mercury slowly rises toward the three quarter mark and it gets air bound. Yeah, plenty thinking to myself. He must have been sniffing this stuff. Reminds me of an old guy I used to work with who would eat his sandwich in the paint booth while spraying. Hope it isn't contagious.

Long story short I will use the gauge for one side at a time. The static side i believe is the left, adjustment is for the right. Is this correct? I will find out soon enough first hand at the crack of dawn tomorrow which around here could be anywhere from eleven AM or later.

One more thing. My brother needs a new supply of merc., can it still be bought and where.

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Go to an appliance junkyard and get washing machine lid switches. Or old thermostats.

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Go to an appliance junkyard and get washing machine lid switches. Or old thermostats.
What is the going price for a lid.

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Hey JD, you're showing your age with that question. I haven't heard that term since... uh, never mind..

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Rear left is solid, match the front left to it, now match the right front to the right rear, then match the right rear to the left rear.

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Rear left is solid, match the front left to it, now match the right front to the right rear, then match the right rear to the left rear.
He's only got 2 carbs to deal with!!

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He's only got 2 carbs to deal with!!
In which case, the front left is already (and irreversably) matched to the rear left and the front right likewise to the rear right. Proceed from there.

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Wow, how much does mercury actually cost ?

I bet a good ole cheepHarbor Freight vacuum gage will get the job done. If it did breaks after one use, return it and then it will be good for the second use.

Wound not bottle water be cheaper?

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I lost a Rambler once. But I found it again, probably after the the lid was used up...uh...I've said too much...









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I have a jar in my basement with a handful of mercury switches in it. You're welcome to them. Just don't know how to get them to you as it's illegal to mail mercury.

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