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Re: [Spridgets] carb jet tubes

To: "Deikis, John G" <John.Deikis@va.gov>, "Spridgets"
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] carb jet tubes
From: Peter C <peter@nosimport.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 12:11:27 -0500
         The original style jets as supplied by Salcorp (for whom I 
worked for a few years) or SU Burlein are aesthetically pleasing with 
the nylon tube inside the stainless spring and the colour coded 
bands, but they DO have problems sealing well at the float bowl. They 
can have an O-ring, 2 O-rings, or an HO slot car tire, with a brass 
washer, a ferrule, and a gland nut, and still leak. Touching the 
tube, or even looking at it hard, will cause it to leak.
         A competitor to the above companies makes an ugly jet, that 
uses regular-old 1/4" fuel line pressed onto a cheap plastic barb 
fitting that self-seals into the float bowl, and pressed onto a cheap 
looking plastic jet with an aluminium tube (with brass insert).  BUT, 
it works, and doesn't leak. Royze of California makes them.
         I, and likely others, have them. Oh, and they aren't 
handed.... one fits front or rear carb.

Peter C
At 11:47 AM 9/24/2007, Deikis, John G wrote:

>Dear friends:
>I need some guidance/information on the fuel delivery tube that runs
>from the bottom of the float chamber to the jet on the HS2 carb.
>1. Is the tube "permanently" swaged to the jet assembly or does it pull
>2. Is it available separately or should I just buy a whole new jet
>assembly with the little tube and spring?
>3. Is anyone selling a tube that is more robust and less prone to
>kinking than the light-colored flimsy stuff that came in my rebuild kits
>a couple of years ago?
>4. Is there any way to make the "brilliantly conceived"
>nut-washer-ferule-rubber donut fitting into the float chamber not leak
>if new parts don't seem to do the trick?
>5. If #4 is a problem with one of my carbs, does it ever happen that the
>seat in the bottom of the float chamber gets mis-shapen requiring the
>float bowl to be replaced?
>Help!  Help!  Mid-Ohio is coming up and I just found out I have to go
>out of town to a family funeral this weekend.

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