IH Carb idle jet removal-what not to do

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IH Carb idle jet removal-what not to do

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun May 07, 2023 6:53 pm

Working on a spare IH carb and found the idle jet tube broken at the point between the two halves, I decided to try to remove the broken top end with the jet by drilling it with left hand drill bits (manually). I had removed the air adjustment screw previously but did not remove it before drilling. Short version of the story is the bit got jammed against the screw and broke about 1/4 inch of the bit off in the carb body. After some sage advise from the carb experts I removed the air adjustment screw, probed the area with a dental pick and tapped on the body of the carb with a wooden handle. Much to my delight, the broken bit fragment fell out of the body! All is well that ends well!!
broken bit1.jpg
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Re: IH Carb idle jet removal-what not to do

Postby SamsFarm » Sun May 07, 2023 7:19 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:I decided to try to remove the broken top end with the jet by drilling it with left hand drill bits (manually).


Just to be clear, was drilling "manually" using your fingers, a pin vice, or a electric, air, battery operated hand drill, or one of those egg beater style hand drills?
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staninlowerAL
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Re: IH Carb idle jet removal-what not to do

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun May 07, 2023 8:02 pm

No powered device of any kind. I do not own or have access to any of the tools you listed so I was limited to a very small vice grip type pliers to hold the bits.
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Re: IH Carb idle jet removal-what not to do

Postby Clemsonfor » Sun May 07, 2023 9:40 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:No powered device of any kind. I do not own or have access to any of the tools you listed so I was limited to a very small vice grip type pliers to hold the bits.

I understand what you said but just clarifying you really don't own a drill!!??

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Re: IH Carb idle jet removal-what not to do

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon May 08, 2023 2:37 am

Yes, I own a drill. CRS. Not something that can be used for this application.
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Re: IH Carb idle jet removal-what not to do

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon May 08, 2023 7:27 am

Stan, you should pick up a pin vice, they don’t cost much an come in very handy. I don’t use mine very often but when it’s needed, it’s great to have.

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172 Runner Planter
53 Fertilizer
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Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower
Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

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Re: IH Carb idle jet removal-what not to do

Postby SamsFarm » Mon May 08, 2023 9:16 am

Starrett has some nice ones. You might find a deal at a flea market or swap meet or such!

https://www.starrett.com/category/111606#currentPage=1&displayMode=grid&itemsPerPage=12&sortBy=wp/asc

I have a small drill chuck that I made a 3/8" smooth shank adapter fit for use in a collet. But there have been a few times I used it just by hand! Handy!
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