Missing AMAL air-slides

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Just finished rebuilding my 930's. Couldn't help but notice that the air-slides were missing.

The air slides are just for cold-starting, right? Any real reason to put them back?

Oh - one more - is there a rule of thumb for the initial throttle-stop setting?

Thanks much.
 
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My atlas is just about 1 turn from fully closed, however my engine is pretty high comp, so a std compression engine should need more.
Be sure you have at least a little cable slack even with the slides fully closed.... 8)
 
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David,

The slides you mentioned are for keeping an engine running more or less smoothly during the first 5 minutes or so after starting. The"ticklers" are very effective for starting a cold engine; no slides are needed here.

I have never run air-slides on any of my Nortons or Triumphs and have no regrerts doing so. There is often some popping through the carburetor for a mile or so after a cold start but that's about the extent of it. Don't worry about omitting those pesky air-slides.

Regarding your query about a throttle stop setting, I'm afraind this is largely are a trial and error exercise.

Regards,

Jason
 
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