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Offline John Orchard

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Ideas for carb jet holder?
« on: April 23, 2023, 08:42:57 pm »
Anyone got a good idea for holding a range of main & pilot jets, I really couldn't be stuffed drilling & tapping 100 holes.
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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2023, 11:19:20 am »
Anyone got a good idea for holding a range of main & pilot jets, I really couldn't be stuffed drilling & tapping 100 holes.
Hi John,

Have you considered something like this:

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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2023, 01:48:02 pm »
G'day Greg :-)

Yeh I currently use something like that, sometimes a bit fiddly with my fat arthritic fingers :-) I seem to remember Sudco in the US use to have drilled & tapped alloy plates, I think even each hole was stamped with the jet size?  Maybe I can make something similar from a rubber, or soft plastic, with just a 4mm (aprox) hole that the jet could safely screw into? Stay tuned, I'll see what I can construct ;-)
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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2023, 04:30:21 pm »
I seen this stuff the other day and looked handy for something. Sorry didnt measure the holes but it may get your creative mid working.
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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2023, 11:12:00 pm »
Maybe a larger version of this?

https://hvccycle.net/carburetor-jet-carrier/
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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2023, 12:02:17 am »
Indeed John, its all that works for you. i have a small plastic box for the mikuni jets with strips of grey stiff foam with holes curtosy of a rotary leather piers and the foam is still holding up after30years.   I have replaced one row  in that time from being a bit loose Im sure there are neater systems but this works for me.  I still have to look for the numbers but after 30 years it still a work in progress,  Ive seen the Mikuni setup and its nice though I cant say it works better than mine,

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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2023, 08:03:14 am »
i have tge mikuni jet box. i dind it hard to dig the jets out with my fingers, ehich are not fat. i also have a genuine amal jet holder. neither store enough main jets let alone the other needles etc. i think a custom foam or plastic bread biard may be my answer. a work in progresd
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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2023, 02:35:59 pm »
Single zylinder set ups are pretty simple . 5 mains  5 pilots  screwed to a alu plate . 10 hol;es >10 threads . Multis are a different story . For the Dellortos I use a  old metal Metabo Drill case , kitted it out with foam compartents to contain the different slides , needles , jet  plates and spares . I must say it was used more by others to help  them out on the day ,than by myself . If van engine is on song , the plug looks right , I leave it alone.
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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2023, 12:06:19 pm »
being able to store the slides, needles and other stuff is a geat idea. The foam in a case would allow a fair amount of storage. i use both Mikuni and Amal on different bikes so ideally would all be in the same box. great ides!!
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Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2023, 07:16:26 pm »
have you checked if MotionPro make something suitable.
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