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cotter pins for carb levers...

anyone know what size and where to get these? I went to auto zone and they said they don't have any that small!!! I'm putting my carbs back together this weekend and need something to put in here. When I took them apart, I didn't pull out cotter pins, it looked like someone used paper clips that were cut and bent to hold the levers together.

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i use paper clips no problems here


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I used lacing wire on mine... its a little lighter strength than the paper clips.. but stronger than the stock cotter pin i removed. NAPA or any hardware store should have the correct cotter pins...as for size, I am unsure.
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Try Home Depot or Lowe's. They have various small sizes. You need something tiny enough to fit through the hole, which is not the strongest small size available. However, if you wrap it around sufficiently, you should be ok.

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it doesent have to be strong it just has to keep the levers from slipping off


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I too used the larger size paper clip. I just cut it to size and wrap it around the head.works just the same. the larger size paper clip fits perfectly thru the hole. just my 2c.

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McMaster.com Item #98401A910 http://www.mcmaster.com/#98401a910/=76fmzi They are a whopping $2.25 per 100 in stainless. I have like an extra 98 pieces extra.


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I use stainless steel .030 mig wire shaped to an 'S'.

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