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 Post subject: Carb Milling
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:08 am 
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A friend wants me to mill the air horn off the top off his 4150. I've never milled a carb before, so I have questions. I'd rather not mess with it, but he knows I have a mill/drill and has been pushing me to give it a go.

Is it faster to saw off as much as possible before milling?

Do you mill the entire top of the carb to make the whole top even and pretty?


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 Post subject: Re: Carb Milling
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:28 am 
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I've done more than a few with a hack saw and a flat bastard cut file. ;-) Here's one that I milled last year and yes, it might be better and faster to use a hack saw to take the bulk of that material off then finish machine it on the mill.

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 Post subject: Re: Carb Milling
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:19 pm 
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That looks real good Ken. I'll show him what you did by hand and tell him to do his own.


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 Post subject: Re: Carb Milling
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Ron Gusack wrote:
That looks real good Ken. I'll show him what you did by hand and tell him to do his own.


Ron, this one was MACHINED, not filed!! I did hack saw it first though then used the milling machine to finish it. But yeah, the "old school" way of doing them was hacksaw and file.

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 Post subject: Re: Carb Milling
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:36 pm 
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Sorry Ken, I read it too fast. It should be a fairly simple deal.


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