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Also. Adapters throw off tourque < make it less with slop >

Hope you have calibrated guns < your arm muscles > for those inaccessible bolts.

90 degree bent box end and my arms had to suffice on the shovel heads.

Edit: Might help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGZA53fb-Wo
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Torque adapter gets in there when the pushrods are out
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Lol sounds like fun! Can’t get mine to fire up!
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Well everything is put back together properly and adjusted and she wont fire up! She tries to fire and then constant sneezing through the carb.
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If you’re getting th sneezing accompanied by white smoke out of the carb, you may be too advanced or idle speed to low. It’s not kicking back, is it?
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That video does not show PROPER assembly techniques.

Pounding the cylinder down against a ring compressor is a recipe for disaster.

I've been assembling them for years with no ring compressor, just fingernails or a cut off toothbrush handle to press the rings in. (And an extra dose of patience.)
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