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Old 04-08-2003, 10:21 PM
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I needed a reed for my black widow so I just bought the cox overhaul kit #1300 and It had a metal reed included(not copper brass or mylar, SILVER COLORED METAL!!). It ls a circle w/ both sides cut off almost like an oval shape. will this reed work w/ the "G" spring on the widow?? This must be the problem or else Im hallucinating I have tried everything and this is my last option!! I have been trying to get this thing runnin for weeks! I just wanna be a good cox owner!!
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well I put it in regardless. It sealed when i sucked throught the venturi valve and it released when i blew through it. Tommorow this thing better start!!
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Old 04-09-2003, 12:27 AM
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no reason why it shouldnt work, but i think the mylar and silver reeds like you have are sold with the newer plastic cage reed retainer. But if it works, it works!

If not I can set you up with a copper reed and retainer...

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The last time I talked to Cox, they said they were supplying stainless steel reeds. supposed to be better than mylar, and work as well as the copper, but no corrosion from fuel.
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Old 04-09-2003, 01:19 AM
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Default See Cox black widows are Sexy!!!!

Not one of you Norvelites' BigMigs wear a G-Spring........

Seriously..... I pulled open a backplate motor I picked up at a swap meet, and found the same little silver reed. It was a surprise...... I had not seen one of those before. I have always had the copper, or the white or clear mylar reed.
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Old 04-09-2003, 02:02 AM
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was it a cox? did it run w/ the silver one??
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EURIKA It works!! Finally after the overhaul and new reed, I got the thing started !!
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CONGRADULATIONS!!!! CASEY!!!!!

it feels good huh...?
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Yes, Yes it does. and you helped by tellin me 3 1/2 turns !!! just started it again!!! runs great!!
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