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The tabs on my inlet manifold capture the sleeve and bellows so that when I drop the motor, it pulls the bellows off the frame....is that normal?

I thought the tabs are supposed to stop the sleeve from sliding down the inlet, but not capture it, so that when the motor is dropped, the sleeve and bellows are still attached to the frame.....?
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the sleeve stays with the manifold
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Cool. It's just that the bellows flange was a real pain to get back inside the frame. I also couldn't figure out how to get the sleeve off the inlet if I ever wanted to replace it
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You know now I'm second guessing myself. I hated that sleeve arrangement enough to go to a Polini cp carb and stop my leaks forever.
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If you rotate the locking ring clip so that one of the slits of the sleeve are open to the ring ends it becomes real easy to swing the engine down with bellows and sleeve stating in frame. And you just leave it in that position for good.
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Yeah that's the trick. But one of the ears on my intake was broken, making it hard to align it well on assembly.
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If you rotate the locking ring clip so that one of the slits of the sleeve are open to the ring ends it becomes real easy to swing the engine down with bellows and sleeve stating in frame. And you just leave it in that position for good.
Great info. Cheers to both you guys
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