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carter model n carb rebuild ?

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So here is my question.

I pulled the old carter mod N carb off of my 59 Bolens and found it needed a rebuild. Carb had a hollow plastic needle valve with a spring inside it instead of the standard brass needle with spring retainer that clips to the brass tab on the float.

I ordered a kit and the kit does away with the plastic needle and uses a brass needle without any type of clip to hold/ pull the needle back out of the brass seat as the float level drops.

The problem I am having is the needle is the rubber tip type and it seems to stick and

not drop back downward to allow gas to flow into the bowl? There is no groove on the backside of the brass needle to hook a spring clip onto the needle. Any ideas?

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What I did was I found a skrewdriver that fit it there, and with a very little bit of pressure, turn the skrewdriver about 3 turns I too had a clip that brought it back down, but the carb kit didn't come with one, and the old one was very weak.

Hope this helps

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