Re: Carb weirness...
Job well done!
I must say though, I do like having a screen protecting the fuel valve. It keeps large debris out of the system; objects that could clog the small passages inside the fuel valve or tear the rubber seal inside it when it is turned on or off.
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Does not come with a fortune cookie."