Amal pilot circuit blanking plug

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Somewhere here I read about removing,and replacing the pilot circuit blanking plug. I remember there were a few different methods discussed.
Can't remember specifics,and now that I need it, I can't find it!
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Help!
Cheers,
Bruce
 
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Thanks, L.A.B., The Bushmans website has been on my favorites for awhile. Lots of good info on there,but it seems to me like someone on here had a method I liked better. Should have paid more attention at the time,I guess.
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Cheers,
Bruce
 
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I've had great success opening up clogged pilot jets by using the "twist tie" from a bread wrapper. Just take a match to it to burn off the paper/plastic and go in through the air screw hole. I recently measured the wire with a micrometer...0.0165". The wire is soft too so it shouldn't damage the jet. That and a can of carb cleaner will usually get a low speed circuit to operate again without even having to pull the carbs or even the float bowls. Leave the strings on your Banjo.

Hope this helps,
 
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Amal did and hopefully still sell blanking plugs. I've only changed a couple, I can't remember the exact method of removal, I think you just put a dent in the centre of the plug and it falls out. If not punch a small hole in the plug you should be able to leaver it out.
Replacement, I'm sure I put a thin film of Locite on the sides of the new plug, pushed it into the hole and using a punch tapped the domed head flat.
Grief! brain fade getting worse.
 
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