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1987 Aspy - need one diaphragm & needle - I have one split
I haven't posted here before - but hope this is an OK request. I have been trying to get a 1987 Aspy running. It had sat about 4 to 5 years. I finally got around to pulling the carbs. I found 4 stripped screws on tops and 3 on the bottoms. The No.4 cylinder - when I pulled the carbs off was full to the top of gas.

When I opened up the No. 4 and started checking it out, the diaphragm had a split in it and the previous repair attempt had put a piece of rubber tape to try and seal it --- yikes! So, unless someone knows a way to repair the split -- it is just about 1.5 inches cut really.

Anyway, does anyone have one they could donate or sell me?

Thanks for reading this and any advice is also welcome.

#1 11-28-2014, 09:59 PM,
All I can suggest is to do it right the first time so you won't have to revisit......

You mentioned stripped screws, do you mean the threads or the heads?
If the threads are stripped, check the threads in the corresponding bodies. If the threads in the bodies are stripped, it may be cheaper in the long run to get another set of carburetors and rebuild those and use your originals as donors.

If the threads in the bodies are all good, then check ebay for the replacement part for your torn part. There are some sellers selling just that part.
Keep in mind though, that if the needle is still attached, it needs to be packaged so it does not get damaged during shipping.
Also keep in mind, you will need to find out why No. 4 carburetor was filled with gas.

Learn all you need to learn to diagnose what caused the problems with No. 4.
Also know, other problems may arise after addressing No. 4.

Take your time.
When you are not wrenching, do some reading.
Take your time.
Take notes of what you have tried, what worked and what didn't work.
Take your time.

Eventually it will all come together.....

-Ride On
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#2 12-01-2014, 10:12 AM,

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