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    Default Fuel bowl gas catcher?

    Does anyone have a spare overflow fuel catcher for a Linkert Carb? Or maybe what to use for a reproduction one? I have heard of 4clinders catching on fire when flooding gas drips on the magneto.

    Thanks, Ben

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    Ben!

    I think they were often called "scuppers", and just a piece of bent sheet metal to direct overflow.

    Face it, its only a band-aid if something is wrong with the carb; Probably the float, or the petcock if it happens while sitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Ben!

    I think they were often called "scuppers", and just a piece of bent sheet metal to direct overflow.

    Face it, its only a band-aid if something is wrong with the carb; Probably the float, or the petcock if it happens while sitting.

    ....Cotten
    Thanks. I have seen them cast out of aluminum and seen one on Ebay a few weeks ago in a pile of stuff. the whole pile went for under $40.00. Wish I had bid on it. As often happens, the needle valve gets a pice of dirt or something in it and will stick once in awhile. I saw a 4 cyl catch on fire at Sturgis a few years ago because of a needle valve sticking and gas dripping on the mag. Not a pretty sight for sure.

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    That's avoidable, Ben!

    Worn floatlevers can be reconditioned, so with a proper float, it won't hang up and overflow.
    And of course, a filter would catch particles coming out of the tank.
    New valves are available if necessary, even for Scheblers.

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