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    Default A real DLX-113?

    There is carburetor on ebay that is described (and stamped) as a DLX-113, but it looks considerably different than the one on my bike. And the one on my bike looks like the drawings on Greer's website.

    Maybe someone here with more knowledge can help. Is it real? Could it fit right and work well even if it wasn't?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271104499904


    Thanks,
    Rich

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    http://www.linkertcarbs.com/linkertr...rburetors.html

    Try this guy. He'es done a couple of carbs for me and they have run well. He will be able to help you either with the one on eBay (I was watching it too) or with finding one.

    The Into the Wilderness Web site is really good, too.

    Cheers,

    Sirhr

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    I appreciate the reply.

    Mine almost runs great, but I haven't been able to find a float level that both keeps enough gas for long periods of open throttle but still won't leak out the top on the side stand. At least that was the problem until I twisted off the old repair piece on the bowl threads. I have the parts to fix it now but have been looking around for another carb to work with as well.

    That one on ebay seems to be a lot later design, and probably has the air hole up higher so it could possibly help my leaning situation. So I might still use it even if it's not truly correct, as long as I had some confidence that it would work without a lot of follow-on mods to jury rig it.

    Rich

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    Contact Tom Cotten at Liberty Motorcycle Specialties, you won't be disappointed.
    309-246-3509
    Robbie
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    The carburetor I had asked about has been listed again. It looks much more modern than my existing DLX-113. Perhaps the knowledgeable people here can tell me if it's something that would actually work on a '39 Four?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271115077655

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    I compared to an NOS Dlx-113 that I have for my 38 Four. Carb body is right, bowl is wrong

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    Sorry to get into this so late, Folks,

    But I must borrow a PC to view ebay.
    I cannot see anything but a thumbnail otherwise and that one indeed has a '40 bowl, as Glr101s noted.
    The bare finish and broken choketab only tell you it is a raw core.
    I have no idea what that throttlelever is...

    The real criteria for a 113 is how many times it has been on fire.
    And even ones that appear pristine on the outside can still require a re-bore, due to the fluid nature of the potmetal. Many are egged to the naked eye.

    Beware of re-stamped 112s, as the idle bleed holes are wrong, and not easily repaired.

    The next pig in the poke would be the eroded bowlstem thread issue, which is the scourge of all potmetal models. The appearance of threads alone is often not enough.

    Their issues go on and on.
    I have two on the bench currently, and I confess they have been here a while!

    ....Cotten
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    I was sure hoping Mr. Cotten would jump in on this.

    It was the bowl that was throwing me way off, I guess. So the incorrect bowl, which looks like a newer Linkert to me, would actually fit and work on the body that was made for the type of bowl with the long tin lid?

    Rich

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    Anything could be made to get down the road, Rich, of course!

    But eventually, you will want it "correct".

    The trick is to avoid spending twice.

    ....Cotten
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    I guess it makes sense to pass this one up and just get my original carb going. I've not gotten much riding in on this bike and I might be letting impatience lead me astray.

    It has a sleeve on the stem to replace damaged original threads, which I managed to mess up again in the course of trying to get the float level set somewhere between overflow on the kickstand and starving on full throttle. I have a new repair kit from Greer's to use on it, and have built up the kickstand for a somewhat less drastic angle.

    Thanks,
    Rich

    1939 Indian Four 4.jpg

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