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