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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, fleetwood carb rebuild in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hey all. On my 86 Fleetwood Brougham with an olds 307 - I'm rebuilding the carb because it was filthly ...
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    fleetwood carb rebuild

    Hey all.

    On my 86 Fleetwood Brougham with an olds 307 - I'm rebuilding the carb because it was filthly and seriously carbon fouled.

    Any tips or things to watch out for?

    Any reason that the choke is not adjustable and the needle valves have been capped off?

    I'm not going to touch either of them aside from cleaning and re-assembling.. but was curious as to why they were setup this way.

    Thanks!

    -Hankk17

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    Re: fleetwood carb rebuild

    They do sell a kit which is like a little hole saw to access those set screws I think hygrade made it

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    Re: fleetwood carb rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by FASSTWOOD
    They do sell a kit which is like a little hole saw to access those set screws I think hygrade made it
    I can easily get to the screws.. it'd just be a matter of using a chisel and cutting out the bits of metal holding the plugs in place over the adjustment screws.

    The question is - should I, or should I just leave it alone? At this point I have only cleaned and re-assembled the carb. It hasn't gone back on the engine yet.

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    Re: fleetwood carb rebuild

    I would chisel them out just to have access to them just in case. It wouldn't hurt....

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    Re: fleetwood carb rebuild

    These were covered to stop people from futzing with them causing the engine to go out of spec on emissions. I would go ahead and remove them now just in case you ever need to make an adjustment.

    Steve B.

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    Re: fleetwood carb rebuild

    actually, I took the safe way out and just left the caps on. I put it all back togther today and it runs 100X better - no need to futz with the needle valves, so I didn't even bother.

    Thanks for the replies guys!

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