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    Carb float pin removal

    Iím rebuilding my stock carb and I canít remove the float pin. Iíve tried tapping it out with a small punch with no success. Im going to try and use a little penetration oil on it today. I didnít think there was a proper direction that it came out or am I wrong? I just rebuilt a Honda Trail 90 carb the other day and the float pin came right out. Any useful techniques or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    There should be some type of arrow indicating the direction that the pin goes. I have seen this information posted on this forum and will try to provide a link unless someone else finds it first. Please be patient, as these posts are easy to break off.

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    Photo credit jbfla from his carb part ID write-up. I use a large enough pliers slow and careful. Havenít broken one yet in 7 tries. I canít really make out the arrow on this photo, but I believe with the orientation of this photo it comes out the bottom side. Wait for someone to confirm that if you canít see the arrow.
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    Not sure which way I got it out but I do remember spinning the pin in a drill and using sandpaper to turn it down just enough to make it slide back in alot easier.
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    There is no arrow in that picture that depicts which way the pin is removed. The arrows only indicate what you're looking at. i.e. Float, float post, etc. I too ran into that problem. Like a bone head, I just kept tapping and tapping 'till I got it all the way out, THE WRONG WAY. When I figured things out, I realized it should have come out the other way. You can tell right quick if you're tapping it in the wrong direction. It remains hard to move, even when it's left one or the other post. If you're doing it correctly, as soon as it leaves its first post, the pin will basically just pull out.
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    There should be an arrow on the top of one post. The photos I posted on the pin removal were lost to Photobucket.
    The pin goes out to the right as looking at it.
    I used a pair of Channel Lock pliers to push the pin out.
    Will try to locate a photo.

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    Found one photo. In this view the pin goes out to the right.



    Once the pin is flush with the post, widen the channel lock pliers and use a finish nail to push the pin the rest of the way out.

    I also used a tiny drill bit to drill out the holes in the posts, so the pin slides in easily.

    As Peterb mentioned: Putting the pin in an electric drill and spinning it in a piece of emery cloth might be easier.

    The shape of the carb bowl will hold the pin in place.



    Found one more:



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    Looks like I found copies of most of the lost photos.
    Will post them again to Tech Write-Ups when I return home to FL at the end of the month.



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    Thanks JB,

    These are the ones that I remembered but was unable to find. Great pics!

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    Don't be afraid to throw a bit of heat at it...with a heat gun, NOT a torch!
    I've heard of guys using an automatic center-punch to help it along.
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