|... AND A FLOWER OF NINE PETALS
Here's the valve plate back side, with the
nine valve petals clamped in place under the
retainer [the large washer in the center] --
the central bolt not only holds the retainer,
but goes clear through the plate to support
the fuel port assembly shown in the photo
above. The front side of the retainer is
dome-shaped to allow the petals to open
rearward and land on its smooth surface.
Photo Copyright 2003 Mark 'Thixis'