Well after the swap of freshly rebuilt Carter AFB carbs and a successful test run i am now enjoying that Debonaire cigar on the aft deck with an appropriate beverage. Thank you Phil Zanghi for these superb cigars !! None better!
Edit comment: The following link is mentioned in this thread but I wanted to post it again on this first page here, so people did not miss it. It is a complete disassembly and rebuild "how to" thread for the Carter AFB Enjoy !
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/t ... d+time+%21
The spares i just rebuilt were filthy inside, but the take-offs were pretty clean due to my having rebuilt them in fairly recent history. Now since those are basically clean I will just order specific parts and rebuild them too. Probably best to store them upside down to keep pressure off the rubber needle tips, but most likely does not matter. I love the AFB, so simple and easy, the only tool needed is a screwdriver.