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    Does anyone have a spare overflow fuel catcher for a Linkert Carb? Or maybe what to use for a reproduction one? I have heard of 4clinders catching on fire when flooding gas drips on the magneto.

    Thanks, Ben

  • #2
    Ben!

    I think they were often called "scuppers", and just a piece of bent sheet metal to direct overflow.

    Face it, its only a band-aid if something is wrong with the carb; Probably the float, or the petcock if it happens while sitting.

    ....Cotten
    Last edited by T. Cotten; 10-24-2016, 01:42 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by T. Cotten View Post
      Ben!

      I think they were often called "scuppers", and just a piece of bent sheet metal to direct overflow.

      Face it, its only a band-aid if something is wrong with the carb; Probably the float, or the petcock if it happens while sitting.

      ....Cotten
      Thanks. I have seen them cast out of aluminum and seen one on Ebay a few weeks ago in a pile of stuff. the whole pile went for under $40.00. Wish I had bid on it. As often happens, the needle valve gets a pice of dirt or something in it and will stick once in awhile. I saw a 4 cyl catch on fire at Sturgis a few years ago because of a needle valve sticking and gas dripping on the mag. Not a pretty sight for sure.

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      • #4
        That's avoidable, Ben!

        Worn floatlevers can be reconditioned, so with a proper float, it won't hang up and overflow.
        And of course, a filter would catch particles coming out of the tank.
        New valves are available if necessary, even for Scheblers.

        ....Cotten
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        • #5
          Would there be a chance someone might have some pics of one of these? I am thinking it might be a good idea to have one in place when I get mine running again.
          “People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it” ― Bernard Shaw

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          • #6
            The discussions I read, Kustomizer,..

            Suggested that most were home-made. The Wigwam would never produce an advertisement for a problem, especially if it were a result of wear and tear and time.

            You could always get a 'velocity stack' to make it drool away from the ignition, but its probably easier to just cure the drool.

            ....Cotten



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            • #7
              I am planning to use the best stuff I can in every part of this project, nos carb, black float, marks magneto restore on mag, new petcocks, etc, and thought that the carb directly above the mag could be a problem and a diverter of some kind might not be a bad idea and a pic or two would be cool.
              “People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it” ― Bernard Shaw

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              • #8
                Don't look now, Kustomizer,...

                But there are black floats,.. and then there are black floats.

                They are not all the same, I guarantee it.

                Aside from that, please pay special attention to wear and play on the floatlever that may allow a float to hang up on the bowlstem, even with the proper offset: The best modern reproduction levers can still be sweetened for fit upon the pin. And although the carbs were not produced with a bowl gasket, a thin one is prudent. Please beware of thick H-D -52 model productions.

                ....Cotten
                PS: I've got a ~4" Linkert velocity stack, but I'm using it for a pen holder.
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                • #9
                  Is the rubber ducky the better one or do you lika another, if so why?
                  “People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it” ― Bernard Shaw

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kustomizer View Post
                    Is the rubber ducky the better one or do you lika another, if so why?
                    I sent Bruce A. this pic a couple of years ago, so he knows, Folks!

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                    And just to be fair, here is a Starklite stuck in the bowl...

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                    (It weighs three times too much anyway,...)

                    And don't forget Tedd's...

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                    These use basically the original "Armstrong" formula of material...

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                    (Note the three 'sprues' on top that identify OEM floats from the early '50s on.)

                    I machine seven different antique American motorcycle designs of floats from the latest, and most fuel resistant formula.

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                    That's why they ain't cheap.

                    But still, you never know what this year's summer blend will be like!

                    ....Cotten
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                    • #11
                      How do I get one for a linkert M-441, the cork one that came in it sure is pretty but I don't plan to run it.
                      “People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it” ― Bernard Shaw

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kustomizer View Post
                        How do I get one for a linkert M-441, the cork one that came in it sure is pretty but I don't plan to run it.
                        The easiest way is to email your postal address to me at liberty@npoint.net, and I can get one into the mail directly, Kustomizer!

                        My formletter reply follows:

                        The Linkert replacement is now $45, and postage is $4.20 or less in the USA; It is cut to accept your original cork float pivotnut/screw, and should be set to book spec of 1/4 inch. (Schebler and Marvel replacements are now $55, and also to be set to book spec.)

                        You will find a duplicated invoice within the stick-on label packet upon the outside of the parcel; Please keep one copy, and return the other with your check. Your interest is greatly appreciated!

                        ....Cotten
                        Liberty Motorcycle Specialties, Inc.
                        118 N. Washington Street
                        Lacon, IL 61540 USA
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                        • #13
                          Email sent, thanks

                          What else do you make I might need?
                          “People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it” ― Bernard Shaw

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                          • #14
                            Unfortunately, Kustomizer,..

                            I am only able to supply floats and two-cylinder manifold services at this time.

                            Happy to help when I can, Thanks!

                            ....Cotten
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                            • #15
                              I found a really nice looking black float in my mailbox today, I will get some money heading yout direction in the next day or two.
                              thanks
                              mark
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