[Spridgets] Vacuum Tap on HIF44 Carb

rrengineer at dslextreme.com rrengineer at dslextreme.com
Sun Jun 8 13:47:41 MDT 2008

I think it is steel.  It's white metal.

> If it's brass, get a sharp punch and make little dimples around it's
> circumference, then press it in.. should work well.  Oh yeah, don't
> hit it so hard that it is no longer round.. ;-)
> Lester
> On Jun 8, 2008, at 2:29 PM, rrengineer at dslextreme.com wrote:
>> I have my 1275 running great at the moment with one little problem
>> that is
>> driving me nuts, if you'll pardon the pun.  The vacuum tap fitting
>> on the
>> HIF44 carb is only a friction fit into small hole in the carb body
>> behind
>> the piston chamber.  I have a plastic vacuum line connected with
>> push-on
>> rubber end fittings that works fine except the little metal nipple
>> fitting
>> on the carb keeps falling out.  At first it stayed in O.K., after a
>> while
>> it would come out of the hole and I would have to push it back in.
>> Now
>> the thing is no longer tight in the hole and will not stay in.  Any
>> ideas
>> on how to make it stay put?  Epoxy? J&B Weld?
>> Mike MacLean
>> 60 Sprite
>> 56 BN2
>> ________
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