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Taylor's next move is to repair a carb base. Someone had attempted to fix this base, with bad results. First, it was a center carb that was switched to an end, and they plugged the idle mixture screws. They then took the springs off and turned the idle mixture screws in real tight and ground the ends off to make a secondary base. In doing that, they buggered up the body, and the throttle plates are bent and not sitting flush. This low-light photo shows light seeping through the blades, which are definitely not mating up with the bores. To save it, Jim will have to get the plates out and straighten the throttle bore. Note the protruding throttle blade screws.