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Modern Carb's on old Engines...


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Old 08-15-2019, 02:54:37 PM
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Default Modern Carb's on old Engines...

Just a quick question and a thought, has anyone ever used a modern carb. on an old throttle gov'n engine. I have no experience with these engines but was wondering if it was ever done before. Either small engine or small automotive one lunger carbs not talking hot rodding, just making it run more smoother and reliable...?
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Default Re: Modern Carb's on old Engines...

I have seen different carburetors installed only when they couldn't find the original. But I don't believe any kind of a modern carburetor with floats, needles and seats, diaphragms, gaskets, o-rings, Etc is going to be more reliable then a good old lunkenheimer or any simple fuel mixer with no moving Parts but a needle valve.
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Default Re: Modern Carb's on old Engines...

A freind of mine put a Briggs 8hp carb on a Fairbanks 3hp engine and it did fine.Just looked like a pokey dot on Lady Libertys rump.Way out of place.BUT the engine was running and not stuck in the barn because of no carb.
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