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jerryc
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 01:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just came across a company called The Carburetor Shop that sells rebuild kits for carbs from the turn of the century up to 1974. Here's the link to their marine carb listing.

http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Marinekits.htm

I was looking for a kit for the Zenith 10863 on my 1952 Palmer BHT. They have this kit, as well as kits for about 20 other carbs used on Palmer's between 1922 and 1960. The kit sells for $40.

Have any of you worked with this company?

Jerry
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andrew
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, I have and they seem to be very good.
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hector gonzalez
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Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 09:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

we have a large inventory of marine carburetors
and we also rebuild them

www.carbcareusa.com
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Jim Burlingame
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 07:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am restoring an old Shebler carburetor that has a large cork float. What should I coat this float with to make it resistant to gasoline. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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peterogborne
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Username: peterogborne

Post Number: 209
Registered: 09-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jim ,I have used just ordinary polyester resin . It works fine.
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richardday
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Username: richardday

Post Number: 310
Registered: 11-2003


Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 06:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dave Reed has modern synthetic Model D floats that stand up to modern gasoline and fit better than the classic cork floats. About $15.00 plus shipping. Dave is at otto@dol.net
No I don't get a comission but maybe I should try!!!
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timmulvey
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Username: timmulvey

Post Number: 116
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 08:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've been told that you can also seal the cork float by dipping it into PVC (pipe) glue that's used by plumbers and drainers.
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andrew
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Username: andrew

Post Number: 918
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I spoke to a woman yesterday looking for a float for a 1" Schebler D for a very early Sears Automobile. I gave her Dave Reed's info too. His web site page with the float info is this link.

I have also heard of people using fuel tank sealer on carb floats. The problem is of course that you don't want to do anything that will add much weight to it... a replacment might be the best solution.
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floats
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Username: floats

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2005 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We duplicate any types of Floats for any model of carburetors . We can supply as per your choice
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Scott Wilcox
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Username: swilcox

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2005


Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Happy New Year Andrew and everyone!
I am in the midst of reviving the Capital engine I purchased last fall and need some guidance concerning the Holley carb. After cleaning I was attatching the cork float when an accident occured and the cork broke into 4 pieces as shown. After saying a few expletives, I decided to check as to what I should do next. Should I 1. Try to somehow repair the cork to keep it original to the engine? 2. Buy a new cork ring and make a replacement from scratch. Or 3. Spend time trying to find a replacement float online. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Here's some pics of the carb. Any ideas as to the model# ?
Scott1908 Holley Carbcarb2carb3carb4carb5carb6Capital pic
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Searcher
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Username: searcher

Post Number: 171
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 04:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Scott,

I don't recall these engines ever having been tagged with a model name per say. Rather, the Fifield Brothers sold them as high speed or medium speed versions. The high speed verisons were three port and the medium speed versions were two port.

If the flywheel on yours is 11" across and the base measures 8 7/8" wide and 8" long, you have what the Fifield Brothers referred to as their 2 1/2 to 3 hp high speed engine.

I have not yet seen a Capital that has the hp stamped into the name plate. They advertised and sold the engines in hp ranges, i.e., 2 1/2 to 3 hp and 5 to 7 hp in single cylinder high speed engines, and 5 to 6 hp in the medium speed engine. I believe they may have also sold a 4 to 5 hp high speed version. The reason for using ranges was that the hp rating depended on the number of revolutions the engine was turning over.

Looking at the photo of the complete engine, I can see a boss just above the flywheel and to the left. If that boss is drilled and threaded to accept an drip oiler, it is an earlier version, if it is not drilled it is the later version.

What is the serial number?
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J.B. Castagnos
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Username: jb_castagnos

Post Number: 217
Registered: 07-2002


Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check with Dave Reed at Otto Gas Engines, they may have a float for this carb, if not try the Krice float.
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jose de hoyos
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Username: tex38834

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 08:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi can someone help me find a carburetor for a slant 6 marine engine
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Philip Lucking
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Posted on Sunday, January 01, 2012 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Scott,
I have a similar carb. to yours: Holley Brothers Detroit with a brass body, You are one up on me, mine has no float left at all. I would be gratefull to discover the dimentions of yours.Did you find one or did you make one?

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