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06-09-2009, 04:40 PM
A friend is building a pre-40 Chief and got burned on the carburetor. Schebler carbs are almost a disposable carburetor because of the pot metal body but the "reputable" vendor he got it from should have warned him about bad threads on this particular body. I gather Tom Cotton isn't doing carburetor work anymore so can the membership recommend a rebuilder that is good with worn out Scheblers.
06-09-2009, 09:11 PM
Uh, where did you gather that?
Liberty is at your service, focusing exclusively upon American motorcycle carburetors and manifolds from '12 to '66. (Expansion to earlier years inevitable due to demand....)
And no finer floats are available at this time than the ones I cut to order by my own hand.
And my float guarantee is lifetime, whether the obsolete formula or the new.
(Stoopid breakage doesn't count, just fuel damage of course...)
Please do not 'dispose' of a Schebler until you see the proud prices displayed upon ebay!
By "burned", I suspect that Exeric referred to a DLX113. They are quite a chore when they have begun to melt like candlewax in the sun.
A "scupper" is good insurance against an even greater melt-down.
PS: If I died and don't know it, please alert my wife to let the dog out.
06-10-2009, 07:54 AM
Sorry Tom, I recall you being quite vehement about not wanting new work. I must have misunderstood. Your name is the first to come to mind in regards to Linkert and Schebler carburetor expertise. My friend's carb is a DLX 108 and the the low speed needle threads and bowl threads are marginal at best. I advised my friend to send his carburetor to an expert and just be done with it. A lot of us can muddle our way through a rebuild on an already good carb but why not get someone who knows what they are doing, make it perfect. By the way, I have a Heitger glass bowl carb that may need some work. Is that something you would be comfortable with ?
06-10-2009, 09:04 AM
Liberty closed the doors on motor and chassis accounts over four years ago, and I have failed to find anyone to re-open those departments.
But I continue on with carbs and manifolds as best I can.
Bowlstem thread repairs can be achieved by three different approaches, however the lowspeed needle threads are in the lift lever. If perhaps you meant the highspeed, where the
threads are in the potmetal body, it is often easiest to just add threads to the needle knob to reach past the damage. I have one or two needles left of a batch that I commissioned with overlength threads to begin with.
I have never had the pleasure of opening up a Heitger, but I have often wished that Linkerts had similar bowls! If the glass is intact, conservation of the rest should be a pleasure.
(Nobody has sent me a Zenith yet, either, although I have stocked springs, gaskets, and such for them.)
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