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Atco carb, oh dear.....

Good evening all. 

 

Had a few issues starting my mower last week so decided to strip the carb. Unfortunately when I put it back together the nut broke from the fuel tap elbow. I can find plenty of fuel tap elbows but none that have a diameter of 9/16.

 

Does anyone have a spare or an idea of where something similar can be purchased. Villiers parts don't have any and haven't had a response from meetens yet.

If not what other types of carb could I get as a replacement? Or what is this model of carb named so that I can target my search a little better.? 

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wristpin Fri, 08/06/2018

Hopefully, Paul at Meetens will get back to you.  I'm not entirely sure about what has happened to your carb; has the threaded spigot on the banjo sheared off? if so, a visit to a local model engineering club may pay dividends; there's a huge reservoir of experience and talent in such clubs and someone may relish a challenge.

dunnes2002 Mon, 11/06/2018

Unfortunately still no response from Paul, but I have had a response from our friend Keith who has a spare. You are correct that the threaded spigot sheared off under tightening, will ensure I'm very carful with the next one, can't be too many left!!

 

Thanks again

Mike

dunnes2002 Mon, 22/10/2018

All hope of finding a spare has all but vanished. None have appeared on eBay. I have so tied lots of spare parts from farm machinery websites etc no. Luck. 

Paul was very helpful Nd sent me a few bits to try but none fit. 

 

So to get the old girl back up and running I need another carb. Are there any in particular that I should look out for? 

 

I have seen a v508c carb that looks about right, would that work?

 

Chris G Thu, 25/10/2018

As a shot to nothing... I could take a look at braising the broken one if you have all the bits.

dunnes2002 Fri, 26/10/2018

Hi Chris,

That would be fantastic, I will try anything. Picture of elbow tap. What's braising by the way? 

The nut has split quite cleanly, but is quite thin. 

Let me know your address and I will get it sent off

 

Mike

Chris G Fri, 26/10/2018

Hi Mike, braising is what Delia does best, but I will have a crack at it  :-)

Brazing I should have said is gas welding basically using a filler metal, it does depend on what metal is being jointed but its definitely worth a look.

I will message you.

Cheers

Chris

 

NM Fri, 26/10/2018

Hi, it is difficult to see exactly what has broken. Has  nut number 1 come away from nut number 2 because number 1 looks like a lock nut and number 2 a compression/union nut.

dunnes2002 Thu, 01/11/2018

Yes piece number 2 has sheared off number 1. The nut split about 25% remaining connected to the fuel tap elbow? I believe that's what it's called!

 

Unfortunately I have misplaced piece number 2 so I am back at square 1 looking for a replacement carb. Any recommendations? 

Clive1997 Fri, 02/11/2018

I was hopeful as this ones on a 1930's Atco I may be breaking, but now see its a bit different, will check on others I have.

 

 

dunnes2002 Mon, 05/11/2018

They all look very similar, one of the reasons I thought I'd ask the forum. I may have to purchase a few different types and sell them on if they don't fit/ work.

That's the last option though. Hopefully I/we can work something out before that.

I'll start by searching the garage for a fourth time to see if I can find the rest of the nut! 

 

Thanks for your help