Am I correct in understanding that the threads on both the fuel sediment bowl outlet and the carb inlet are stripped
If so then they need to be helicoiled so that the thread is rebuilt. If you do not want to do this, I think if you PM'd Cecil
, he could fix that carb for you. It is imperative that when helicoiling the inlet that the screen fillet not be damaged and that really needs a special roach with a collar or a very skilled hand. Cecil fits the bill. Worth the time you wait for the round trip via USPS or UPS.
When reinstalling, suggest you loosen the carb at the manifold flange and let it hang just a bit. Hand start the fitting in the fuel sediment bowl and then hand start the fitting in the carb. Tighten both fittings by hand then reinstall the carb properly. Then you can tighten up the fittings without fear of stripping the threads.
The "Classifieds" have become more like Craigs List and other on-line classifieds. What you need to do is to register .. use your current forum userID, then click on the link in your activation email that will be sent to your email in box (not your PM inbox), then log in. You can now post a want. Something new to get used to but it really is better than the old model.
Hope this helps.