whoever can pull my carbs out. I've got them disconnected; I can pull them part way either direction.
They will come out together, (as one assembly).Are they supposed to come out together, or do I take them apart some how before pulling them?
Glad to hear you got them out.GOT IT!
Or, got them!
I pushed them back in, got on the left side of the engine, peered thru the "V" to see where the carbs would hang up if I were to push them strait thru. The most obvious hang up would be at the idle screw/rear intake (you could tell by all the dents in the aluminum on the rear intake that this was my main problem). So, instead of pulling, I pushed them thru. I had to use a screwdriver to get the front carb's bowl drain over/past the front intake rubber. When the idle screw assembly hit the rear intake aluminum, I was able to push the top of the carbs out into the open, and the idle assy eased on past the rear intake. Went to the right side, and pulled them out.
I would recommend pushing them thru and watching for the hang ups. Pulling them hides the problem areas.
On a side note, after I got them out I thought I had cracked the rear intake aluminum, but it was just a mold line. As many "dents" that were back there, I was almost expecting some damage. Glad it was just a mold mark.
Oh, and thanks for all the encouragement. I know I was a whiner during all this. We'll see what happens when I put them back...