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#1 BillTribbitt OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 05:02 PM

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 05:06 PM

sorry, here's the right pic      hole in carb.jpg


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Not seeing a picture there.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 05:11 PM

hole in carb.jpg        Finally got it to load.     Can this be fixed or should I just get another carb? 


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 05:39 PM

Looks like the welch plug is gone, plus I don't see the upper part of the carb? Those plugs can be bought and reseated and staked in or put in staked and sealed with JB Weld. If the insides of the carb is good and you have the upper half of the carb it can be cleaned and rebuilt. I'm actually looking for a carb just like that. Good luck with it. Roger.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 05:42 PM

That should be a large welch plug. Its hard to tell if that can be cleanned out and a new plug installed. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted October 27, 2013 - 06:07 PM

I tell everyone that anything can be fixed, it all depends on how much money you want to put into it.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 06:44 PM

IF the seat for the welch plug is too damaged to hold a new plug, then you might be able to get an expandable rubber freeze plug that will fit the opening.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:24 PM

IF the seat for the welch plug is too damaged to hold a new plug, then you might be able to get an expandable rubber freeze plug that will fit the opening.

 

That's what dad did for his carb like that.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Hell, you don't even need to break out the duct tape for that!
I used vynal electrical tape to fix mine!
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Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Hell, you don't even need to break out the duct tape for that!
I used vynal electrical tape to fix mine!
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Joe

 

How long did that hold? 


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 08:03 PM

I'm more worried about the damage done when the carb was split.

 

The high-speed jet on the 45o angle and the tube behind it should be removed before the carb is split.

I did that once (the first time I rebuilt a Briggs carb), but was lucky.  I straightened the tube and it has worked perfectly since.

 

The carb kit should include the parts - the following is for the picture (I have no idea about the seller):

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a33355c3f

This is a kit that includes the long brass tube and welch plug.

 

Btw., what would cause a welch plug to do that?  I'm guessing external combustion?


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 08:04 PM

It's still holding. My thought was, the welch plug will blow out the first time the engine back fires. And, you'll lose the plug somewhere in the yard. Never to be seen again. So I just cut a piece of flat sheet metal and taped it on. If it back fires maybe it would still be hanging on. And I could just re-tape it.
As it happened, the carb fowled out and rather than re-build it again. I just bought a new one. When the plug blows out, you bypass the air filter system. And, draw raw and perhaps dirty air directly into the carb. I think most people are never even aware of this. I love my Simplicites. But, those B&S magnito ignitions and up draft carbs are the big downsides to me.

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Looking at the picture, I just did thing the tape would hold that long around gas and oil.  Learn something new every day.  I'll have to keep that in mind for future use.  Thanks.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Yes, that plug is replaceable.  I would put in an original style plug versus taping, just because you can seal the intake so the mixture is correct.   You don't want that tape sucked into the carburetor body or (worst case) engine.  Just my thoughts there.

 

I have the welch plug and the carburetor kit (which includes everything you could ever need) as well as a few salvage carburetors, if anyone needs pieces.

 

Ben W.


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