Hi everyone, One of my clients gave me an old Mastercraft snowblower with an 8HP Briggs and Stratton engine. It runs, but the carb leaks a bit of gas. I've read that this is a common problem with these old Flo-Jet carbs, but in order to remove/service the carb I need to remove a metal guard/cover that is held in place by three of the cylinder head bolts (see pics below). Is it okay to remove these three bolts as long as I re-torque them to spec when I put them back? Is that guard really necessary, or could I remove it permanently? Thanks for any advice.