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'47 Cub Carburetor

Postby Steve.43 » Wed May 25, 2016 6:05 pm

The carburetor is flooding over on this Cub, sometimes shutting the engine down. I suspect the float is hanging. I took it apart and the float is not full of gas, so I'm thinking to put a kit in it. I've heard things about some kits that are less than great, and just wondered what you all would recommend. Also, perhaps, where to buy it.

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Re: '47 Cub Carburetor

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed May 25, 2016 7:16 pm

Check out the site sponsors or McDonald Carburetor. Here's a post from a few days ago. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=92787

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Re: '47 Cub Carburetor

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed May 25, 2016 7:18 pm

I use McDonald carb, for carb kits. Don't waste your money on the Tisco kits, that most places, sell.
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Re: '47 Cub Carburetor

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed May 25, 2016 8:12 pm

If you have the OEM steel needle, you probably don't need to replace it. Remove the float and needle and clean the bottom of the seat with a piece of scotch pad twisted around with a small screw driver. Check the float height and drop to make sure they are correct. Also make sure the float is centered in the bowl and that the "hinge" part on the pivot pin isn't so loose that the float can move sideways and possibly hang up on the side of the bowl.

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Re: '47 Cub Carburetor

Postby Steve Butram » Thu May 26, 2016 5:44 am

if the PO has used a hard object to tap on the bowl. Check to see that the bowl is not deformed causing the float to drag on the interior of the bowl
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Re: '47 Cub Carburetor

Postby Stanton » Thu May 26, 2016 6:44 am

Would recommend the advise from those above and McDonald Carb for your kit. If you don't have a Service Manual, they may be accessed via the "PDF Manuals" link above in the header ribbon. :coffee:
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Re: '47 Cub Carburetor

Postby Steve.43 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:29 am

Thanks for all this information. It's very helpful.

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Re: '47 Cub Carburetor

Postby BIGHOSS » Thu May 26, 2016 8:41 am

Steve, you know what you should do of course. Bring the carb down to The Bash and let some of the guys look at it. Have not seen you in a while. I actually met you at my first Bash several years ago.

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Cub Cadets: SO76, 2 Originals, 70, 127, 1650.
IH Trucks: a '61 Scout 80, a '66 Scout 800 and a '71 Loadstar rollback.
Location: IN, Wabash

Re: '47 Cub Carburetor

Postby Steve.43 » Thu May 26, 2016 10:20 am

Ron:

You have really good ideas. I thought I was not going to be at the Bash because of two granddaughters' graduation receptions, but I just negotiated successfully to come down Thursday night and leave Saturday morning in time to get home for the festivities.

I'll bring the Cub and we'll see whether it can be saved.

See you there.

Steve
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