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Are cork float/needle for B&S Model A early type carbs available?


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Default Are cork float/needle for B&S Model A early type carbs available?

Hi all,
I've been putting it off, but really need to track one down.
Are replacement floats available for the early style carb on the Briggs Model A's available?? Mine is a 1934 model year.
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Default Re: are cork float/needle for B&S Model A early type carbs available??

If you can not find them the outboard guys do this all the time. Most of the outboard i know of from around the same vintage used cork for carb floats if you go to the hard ware store they usually have cork stoppers, we then just sand them down and seal them up with super glue. That then will become a new carb float that works perfectly.
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If you can not find them the outboard guys do this all the time. Most of the outboard i know of from around the same vintage used cork for carb floats if you go to the hard ware store they usually have cork stoppers, we then just sand them down and seal them up with super glue. That then will become a new carb float that works perfectly.
You can also seal them with gas tank sealer, like Red Kote. We have to do this often on early two man chainsaws where the cork is damaged or missing. Works well. With all the Ethanol now, I have started to coat even pristine floats to avoid damage!
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