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DanM
01-17-2011, 11:01 AM
I'm still searching for a bowl for my HX 181. The bowl will be about 1 13/16" high, and has stright sides- they don't curve in at the top. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

T. Cotten
01-17-2011, 04:13 PM
I'm still searching for a bowl for my HX 181. The bowl will be about 1 13/16" high, and has stright sides- they don't curve in at the top. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Dan!

I hope this example helps; Note that the bowlcap is close to the same level as the top of the bowl, almost.

...Cotten
PS: Which side of the carb should the bowl be located?

Chris Haynes
01-17-2011, 07:25 PM
I have this bowl. I don't know if it the exact one you need or not. If so I would trade it for a
"Bean Pot" bowl.
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp209/hd36knuck/IMG_2011.jpg

T. Cotten
01-17-2011, 08:34 PM
Chris!

I guess yours to be a DLX Type A bowl, but that's just a guess.

Just to be clear: You need a 'beanpot' bowl for a '40 Indian? (Bottom right in attachment).

....Cotten

Chris Haynes
01-17-2011, 09:29 PM
You need a 'beanpot' bowl for a '40 Indian? (Bottom right in attachment).

....Cotten

Yup, thats the one, if its brass.

T. Cotten
01-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Chris!

No, in most common vernacular, for what that's worth,
the "beanpot" is black lacquered (originally anyway) potmetal, and a 1940-only production, used by only Indian, as far as I know so far... (...and just like my avatar.)

A bronze bowl would have been nickel'd, of course.
Are you speaking of an M21 Linkert bowl?


Back to Dan's concerns, note how the DLX181 bowl in my attachment does not radius inward at the very top, like your example.
Your example does have the *nearly* level bowlcap and gasket surface, making it a Type A bowl, to the best of my studies so far.

...Cotten

Chris Haynes
01-17-2011, 11:10 PM
I an certainly no expert of these things. I once saw a beanpot that was brass or bronze. Bare metal and polished. It sure looked good on the Linkert it was attached to. The owner told me it was in Indian beanpot. I have had my eyes open for one ever since.

T. Cotten
01-18-2011, 07:39 AM
Chris!

I suspect you saw the bronze Linkert bowl in the center of the attachment.
Its conformity is identical to the other pre-war aluminum Linkert bowls.

Note in my previous attachment how the Indian "beanpot" at the lower right bulges out like... a bean pot.
Its potmetal makes it quite heavy, as well.

....Cotten

Chris Haynes
01-18-2011, 04:59 PM
Note in my previous attachment how the Indian "beanpot" at the lower right bulges out like... a bean pot.
....Cotten

That is exactly how it looked, except it was polished brass or bronze. Could it have been a home made casting?

T. Cotten
01-18-2011, 08:53 PM
That is exactly how it looked, except it was polished brass or bronze. Could it have been a home made casting?

Chris!

Which did it look like?`The bronze Linkert bowl, or the potmetal "beanpot"?

As far as I know,
all bronze bowls and bodys for both L&L and Schebler were nickel plated until '40. (Shcebler went potmetal in the very early '30s).
And so was most of the small hardware until the middle of '39 for Schebler, and mixed with cad for Linkert through '42, or so.

But I could be wrong.
.....Cotten

Chris Haynes
01-18-2011, 10:13 PM
This bowl was on a custom bike, not original. It was definitely the Bean Pot shape and either brass or bronze.

sswaney
01-22-2011, 09:20 AM
Not Schebler? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/harley-schebler-linkert-flathead-jd-vl-rl-ul-carb-bowl-/200567950439?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2eb2c80c67

T. Cotten
01-23-2011, 08:35 AM
Sswaney!

The bowl in front of the two jugs is the potmetal 1940 Indian Schebler "beanpot".

....Cotten

Chris Haynes
01-23-2011, 12:15 PM
Cotten,
Is this the 1940 Indian Beanpot?
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp209/hd36knuck/beanpotbowl.jpg

sswaney
01-23-2011, 04:27 PM
It's hard to say for sure, but judging from the pictures on that ebay listing this bowl appears to be nickle plated brass.

Chris Haynes
01-23-2011, 05:18 PM
It's hard to say for sure, but judging from the pictures on that ebay listing this bowl appears to be nickle plated brass.

The owner says it is cast aluminum.

sswaney
01-23-2011, 10:19 PM
Apparently not too hard to come by. Here is another one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Indian-motorcycle-carburetor-float-bowl-/140504535152?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20b6b91070

Looks like pot metal also?

T. Cotten
01-24-2011, 07:46 AM
Chris!

Yes, that is the "beanpot" in your photo.

They are far heavier than aluminum, and extemely difficult to weld-repair.
(The seller obviously had his mind on the jugs.)

Beware that both the cap and valve threads are different from Linkert, so if Linkert parts fit those holes, its been boogered. The pivot caps and pin will interchange with Linkert, and this is the only Schebler model that uses a Linkert design of float.

I have never encountered a bronze version; Schebler switched their motorcycle carbs from bronze to die-cast potmetal somewhere around 1930. The '40 version appears to be conventionally-cast, with a sandy grain.

They are somewhat common because it was the very last year, and the production was accelerated for the military, and with the switch to Linkert, many became surplus.
As far as I know, 1940 marked the very last production of Schebler motorcycle carburetors for American marques.

....Cotten

sswaney
01-24-2011, 11:51 AM
Cotton
So the purpose of the different shaped bowl is? Larger fuel capacity?

MB

T. Cotten
01-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Cotton
So the purpose of the different shaped bowl is? Larger fuel capacity?

MB
MB!

Extra reserve never hurt, and the previous die-cast bowls were indeed smaller.

But who knows what they were thinking?

There is only the military literature available. as far as I have found so far.

....Cotten

Tommo
01-25-2011, 04:41 PM
After all this did you get a carb bowl Dan?
If not e-mail me direct

IRON
03-09-2011, 03:33 PM
Is this a Bean pot bowl?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Indian-Motorcycle-schebler-bowl-40-/170613257313?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27b957b461

Chris Haynes
03-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Is this a Bean pot bowl?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Indian-Motorcycle-schebler-bowl-40-/170613257313?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27b957b461

Yes, just a very overpriced one.