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    SLT750 Reeds and is there a Carb Manifold fitting?

    I took the carbs off today to rebuild them, took the reeds out ...the outer top corners of the mag and pto reeds are chipped so I have to replace them too. But I noticed inside the reed stuffers the surface is a little rough, does this matter? Should I sand it? Same goes for the little veins that run between the reed pedals on the inside of the reed cage, looks like they have black paint on them but some are a little rough like sand blew by or something (not sure how they could get that way or how the pedals could chip)

    Also, on the manifold below the carbs, there is a nipple fitting on the PTO side that is capped off....what is that for? Is it supposed to be there, or more importantly is it supposed to be capped? I put some pics on
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    That port was for the autocock, and needs to remain capped. I have some low hr. reeds, cages and stuffers if you like.

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    Reeds

    If you installed reed spacers, the reeds would last longer.
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    What are reed spacers? Im not sure that the light texture on it is enough to need to replace them.... Also anyone know what kind of paint to use to recover the carbs and other parts after a rebuild..? Looks like simple blue latex but its got to be some kind of engine enamel that is heat resistant

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    I know the 780 had reed spacers, do they work on the 750? What is the advantage? Do they go between the reed cage and the crank case or the reed cage and the intake manifold? And would that mean instead of 6 reed gaskets you would now need 9? And finally, will the 12 bolts and 6 studs holding them on originally be long enough for the spacers to go in?

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    Reed spacers move the petals back 3/8" to get them out of the turbulant air from the crank. This helps extend reed petal life and also adds a bit of midrange punch.

    Yes, they work on 650 and 750's too.

    Ford blue engine paint is as close as you can get from a spray can.

    They go between the block and reeds.

    Yes, you need 9 intake gaskets.

    The bolts will need to be 3/8" longer than what you have now.

    I have a set of spacers for sale. $20 plus shipping.

    They also have the 6 long bolts needed for the middle of the manifold.

    You'll need the 12 short bolts. But, you can get them from a Sears Harware in metric SS.

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    How do you pull the studs off the crank case to replace them?

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    I just ordered all the rebuild kits and gaskets, primer kit and reeds. I dont know if im up to pay 10 bucks more shipping for three more paper thin gaskets lol. I get the Boyesen power Reeds one bay for 40 bucks new, debating if the spacers are really worth it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanace1 View Post
    How do you pull the studs off the crank case to replace them?
    Use 2 nuts to remove them, or a pair of vice grips if you don't wanna re-use them.

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    Im not sure I follow how you would do that... Are they reverse threaded into the block?

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