HI guys, saturday after changing the valve cover gasket and giving a good clean to the engine bay i started tearin in to the carbs again, for those of you who know or remember me you know what im talkin about for the others i'll post a pic of the engine in the next few days.Anyway, i removed the mesh that i put in place of the air cleaners on the main bores and noticed no air jet in the 1st, then the 2nd the 3rd and the darn 4th!!!!!! I only removed the mesh when i syncronized them and never noticed, shame on me.The carbs are Mikuni VM 38s, installed w/ an esslinger intake on a Ford sohc 4, i had issues of floading and high consumption for ages, and tried pretty much everything, i just ordered smaller pilots and mains, and now i notice this? Now, i suppose the air jets serves the purpose of vaporizing the fuel and im sure that w/out them the suction sucks (excuse this) and where it supposed to flow air passes fuel, as the hole is a lot bigger than it should.What do you guys say? How did the previous owner ran them for years like this? or did he simply forget to mount them after cleanin them and never said so?Thanx a lot to those who will reply!