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    the last 80 special rebuild i did i thought the carbs were missing pilot tube rubber caps so i bought some and put them in only to find out by other members that the pilots draw from the bowl on this model and need to be uncaped. I am starting another rebuild and the PO has caps in the pilot tubes however it looks like this was the start of his own rebuild before losing interest so i am not sure if he put them in thinking as i did previous. Before i put all back together i am asking if all the 1980 specials had carbs set up this way? caps or no caps? Thanks
    Bigal

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    1980 is a split year, some use the plugs, some do not. Check to see if there is a passageway between the main and pilot jet tunnels. If it has a crossover passage, use the plugs. If no passage, no plugs are to be used. Make sure to check all 4 carbs, someone may have replaced one of them with a different type.
    2H7 (79)
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    • #3
      BigalG Check out this thread. Or post a pic of your carbs in question and we can ID it right away.

      https://xs11.club/forum/idle-talk-fo...ets#post866236

      ---Bax
      80 SG

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      • #4
        Found a pic of the fuel passageway the 80 carbs may have...

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        2H7 (79)
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        • #5
          Xsteamly helpful my friends ! Thanks a ton!

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          • #6
            Good luck with the rebuild BigalG.
            2H7 (79)
            3H3

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            • #7
              no plugs needed on mine, no fuel passage, glad i asked! thanks all again

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              • #8
                no plugs needed on mine
                That's good, who knows what Ethanol in gas these days may do to those plugs.
                2H7 (79)
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