Bought a new carburetor

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Bought a new carburetor

Postby bw1982 » Wed May 13, 2020 9:20 pm

Got a new kipa carburetor from amazon and the main jet is bigger than the original. Is the main jet the only difference between the small throat carburetor and the bigger one

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Re: Bought a new carburetor

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed May 13, 2020 10:04 pm

The bleed and discharge tube will also be different.
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Re: Bought a new carburetor

Postby k hutchins » Thu May 14, 2020 5:04 am

While we're on the subject
I just brought home a '47 that l bought at auction on line. So virtually sight unseen except for the pictures they posted. It has a few problems l didn't anticipate. One is the carburetor. It could be a Zenith but l'm not sure, as l'm unfamiliar with them.
Personally l want to take it back to an IH carb. I've read other threads where people were having problems with the current after market carbs.
My question is this. Which is the best after market carb and supplier, or do l search for a rebuilt or rebuildable original?

Hutch

Sorry to the team, l don't mean to hijack someone elses thread. Just looking for info.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Bought a new carburetor

Postby k hutchins » Thu May 14, 2020 5:12 am

Misprint my new one is a '48 not a '47.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Bought a new carburetor

Postby Don McCombs » Thu May 14, 2020 6:52 am

This is what the Zenith carb looks like...

Art Chester's Zenith Carb.jpg


There are two aftermarket carbs currently on the market to replace the original IH carburetor. One is available from TM Tractor Parts, and maybe others. It sells in the $200 - $250 range. The other is a significantly less expensive one available on eBay in the $40 - $60 range. These go by many names, but they are all the same carburetor. As you might expect, the more expensive one is the better of the two. If it was me, I would find a good used IH carb and rebuild what was needed.

Here's TM's carb... http://www.tmtractor.com/new/fl/125fp.htm
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Re: Bought a new carburetor

Postby k hutchins » Thu May 14, 2020 9:25 am

Thanks Don, that's the direction l'm leaning. According to sponsor JP Salvage, all of their carbs are rebuilt and ready for shipment. Still doing research, but probably the way l'll go.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Bought a new carburetor

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu May 14, 2020 12:38 pm

Most carbs bought will need to be tuned or adjusted in some way. That either means an external adjustment for the jets, Idle air adjustment, or a float drop setting. (regardless of whether it is new or old or rebuilt)

Why not rebuild the Zenith? There are thousands of Zenith carbs running C-60 Engines. (Tractors, Boats, Bailers, etc) They are not a finicky carb and there aren't many moving parts to them.
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Re: Bought a new carburetor

Postby k hutchins » Fri May 15, 2020 5:50 am

Outdoors,
I'm just more familiar with the IH carb. Easier for me to stick with what l know than deal with the unknown at this point in my life.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:


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