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Old 26th September 2018, 12:05 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
Nonsense! "Idle" is the enemy of the good!






I can't really see in the photo but are the carbs bolted to the crankcase? So it's a <<SNEER>> two-stroke?! Ah, the dulcet sound of a opposed four two-stroke right behind your head.*


*I just noticed that the pipes aren't tuned so maybe not a two-stroke.
I don't know about that particular instance, but a lot of ultra-light aircraft use two strokes. They're dirty, loud, and not very efficient, but you can't beat them for power to weight ratio, which is pretty important for ultra-lights.
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Old 26th September 2018, 01:45 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by CORed View Post
Rebuilding carbs wasn't terribly difficult. You just took it apart, cleaned anything that had crud or varnish on it, and put it back together, replacing the stuff that was in the rebuild kit (mostly gaskets, o-rings and the valve that the float shut off). There were a lot of small parts that you had to be careful not to lose or leave out when reassembling. If you had parts left over, you probably messed up somewhere.
That last bit depends on the kit. I recall many carb kits came with parts for more than one version - either variants of a common basic type, or small changes with age, and thus there were always a few gaskets and the like left over, that were meant for one of the other variants of a similar carburetor. The main thing was to make sure that all old parts that came out either went back in or were replaced.
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Old 26th September 2018, 01:59 PM   #123
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I don't know about that particular instance, but a lot of ultra-light aircraft use two strokes. They're dirty, loud, and not very efficient, but you can't beat them for power to weight ratio, which is pretty important for ultra-lights.
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Old 10th October 2018, 03:58 PM   #124
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Sort of fun using the "carb selector" (scroll down).
https://www.holley.com/products/fuel...s/carburetors/

Incidentally, I knew they bought out Demon, but it looks like they have something to do with Quickfuel now also.
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