Carb idle tube

Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:19 pm

Well it's been awhile, but I got back to working on Frank and his carburator. I needed to replace the idle tube in the carb. Got the broken end out of the top half. Just last nite I got my set of 4-48 taps to re-do the hole ($15Cdn for a set of 3 which includes the bottoming tap). I re-did the hole and threaded the new idle tube into the top half of carb. The fit has a very small amount of play in it. Anyone have an idea of some sort of Loc-tite that will stand up to gas, or would crazy glue work? Maybe epoxy?

Idle tube

Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:59 am

Where did you find one? I'm needing one for my '48. Dealer says not available.

Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:31 am

Part still available through Case/IH dealer, as well as most other parts.
I put a dab of Loc-tite to the threads and it is nice and tight now. Waiting for warmer weather now 'til I put the carb back on and try it out. I can get you the part # if you need it.

Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:32 pm

EZ. What color was your Loctite - red, blue or green? (in case I do the same) Give us a future post on how it worked. As per the specs, it seems blue would have been the best choice.......

Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:29 pm


Yup, I used the blue Loc-tite.
We'll have to see how it stands up to gas. My fit was not sloppy but you could feel the slightest amount of movement and I do not want the tube to work it's way out. Nice and snug now.

I'll let you know when I get the Loboy fired up again.