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<x-flowed>Those solenoid cut-off jets are long and heavy compared to the size of threads that hold them in place. Even a little bit of looseness can cause the electrical contact to be lost, which cuts off the fuel supply to the carb momentarily. Even a little bit of fuel loss can cause hesitation and stumbling.
The hex flats provided on them are tough to get to tightened them to the carb body.
I added an appropriate sized screw-type hose clamp to the outer body of my cutoffs, with the screw feature placed strategically to allow me to reach with my hand to tighten them up if needed.
It also is a very wise thing to remove them whenever dropping the engine. They hang out enough to get caught on wiring or on the body if the engine lowering isn't straight down or the engine tips a bit, BTDT.
The hose clamps make it easy to loosen and remove them.
Jeff '67 Sqbk
The mechanic replaced the "fuel cut off solenoid" on my carbureted 67 Eggcrate. It made all the difference with the stalling,loping etc!but have been having a big issue with the car stalling
(at very very inopportune times like on the freeway).
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