That Shindy kit is the one I have, part number 03-408. If you look at the application, the only Sportsman 500 it fits is the '02 model, plus it fits all '98-02 Scrambler 500s. Its completely different from my carb; the bowl gasket and most of the other parts are different. I think the only thing that might work out of that kit is the needle and seat, but that won't do much for my problem. I tried tightening the drain screw but I couldn't tighten it anymore. After removing it, it looks like the end is slightly deformed.
I ended up ordering a Moose kit for the '99-'00 model....didn't know what else to do. Judging by the pictures I saw of that kit it appears most or maybe all of the parts are the same as mine, but I won't know for sure till I get it. If all else fails I'll just have to epoxy the drain hole shut. I can't see any reason I'd ever want to use the drain screw anyway. Thanks for the suggestions.
Last edited by rowdyredneck; 04-01-2011 at 10:53 AM.