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Replacement cork for carb floats?

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Robert
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Username: robert

Post Number: 781
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 01:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just noticed on eBay what are called "cork flask rings". These are bonded cork of some kind and made for resting round bottom laboratory flasks on. You'd think they must be bonded with something resistant to solvents. Has anyone tried to make carb floats from these?
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Andrew Munns
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Username: johnoxley

Post Number: 166
Registered: 04-2010
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 06:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some friends have cut them from cork sanding blocks and then sealed with fuel tank sealer. Some have also used block Balsa with same sealer.
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Chester H. Long
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Username: rustyherman

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Posted on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 12:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have made a new cork float from a round bottom beaker holder, I bought several beaker corks on E-BAY. The float is for my Krice carb on a Gray 3HP model "U". I then coated it with gas tank sealer figuring the sealer would prevent fuel from soaking into the cork.
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Robert
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Username: robert

Post Number: 785
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Posted on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the feedback. Given the ring shape a lot of roughing out work is already done, if the right size ring can be found, and they do come in a range of sizes. Old stock would probably be a better choice since the new ones are probably made somewhere where everything has the corners cut off! ;-)
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Philippe
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Username: nali

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Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 02:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I did this :
copper float
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J.B. Castagnos
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Username: jb_castagnos

Post Number: 1244
Registered: 07-2002


Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 06:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks good, what does it fit?
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Philippe
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Username: nali

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Posted on Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was for a 1932 Johnson A-50 4hp outboard.
This one --->
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7PC4b1cK3U

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