[E-Type] Metering needle spacer on carby question

73 E-type Coupe V12

Cheers for the help regarding my last problem with brake calipers,
was so good I thought I would pick your brains again.

I pulled apart and reconditioned the 4 carbys… and have found a
1.3mm wide spacer between the metering needle circlip and the brass
mount, only on one carby. It seems strange and I am guessing it is
not supposed to be there? Perhaps somebodys attempt to lean it
off? I have just got this car and finding many strange things such
as this, but unsure if this is a factory item or aother random find.

Just a random note regarding my username, as my last post people
thought it was very strange. The town I live in is named Dingee,
and my name is Richard > Rick > Dick. Thats how I came up with
Dingee Dick. New to this whole forum thing, next time I think I
will go with a different option.

Thanx for your help guys, this is my first Jag project and its
making the jigsaw puzzle a lot more bareable.–
dingeedick
victoria, Australia
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In reply to a message from dingeedick sent Fri 22 Jun 2007:

I’d say that you’re right: an attempt to lean out the
needles. That would sure do it. However, those carbs should
be adjustable. You can adjust them from the top with a hex
wrench. If the pots are on, you’ll need a long wrench, but
if you have the piston in hand, a regular wrench will do
nicely. I can’t remember the size: 3/16’’ at a guess.–
1969 4.2 Series 2 E Type
Brentwood Bay, B.C., Canada
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In reply to a message from dingeedick sent Fri 22 Jun 2007:

Sorry: forgot to add that you have to make sure the
locating screws, in the side of the piston near the
needles, are slightly loose. Too tight and the needles
won’t move, too loose and the needles will just rotate
without going in and out. 1/4 turn from tight will be fine.–
1969 4.2 Series 2 E Type
Brentwood Bay, B.C., Canada
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