matt congratts u know what u are talking about and u are respected yay I hope u guys here remember to relax don't take this hobby so seriously and personally Remember, its just a hobby not a career yeah, im a rookie even though I been doing this for 40 years I get itRobert, you're rather new here so I think I'm going to step in here before this gets too far into the weeds. Matt has been rebuilding Cub Cadets since he was a teenager. He is, I believe, well respected on this forum, he certainly has my respect. I believe he knows what he's talking about. I also believe that you have some valid points, mainly that if one does not have the skills, tools, or knowledge to rebuild a carb or some other part, it's better left to someone that does have the skills. Regarding machining the gasket surface on a carb, I've never heard of this either, not that it doesn't exist as a service. In any case, this thread was started as a want add for a carb float and I believe that has been found.