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    If there was no script on the bottom, Harry,...

    Did your swollen float look like this?

    Just guessing...

    ....Cotten
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    Oh, and I also received and installed the Thor Cap capacitor that Jason showed us!
    This looks interesting and the idea of a higher quality capacitor makes sense. Do folks think this is a worthwhile upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Did your swollen float look like this?
    ...not really, it's more like a hard foam where you can see the pores, looks and feels like 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Current I.D. is 1.643, O.D. is 2.475...and I'd love to know that this may have been the problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lipdog View Post
    This looks interesting and the idea of a higher quality capacitor makes sense. Do folks think this is a worthwhile upgrade?
    Jason's idea, I'm just throwing new parts at a problem I can't figure out!

    See this topic: https://forum.antiquemotorcycle.org/...ers&highlight=
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    ...not really, it's more like a hard foam where you can see the pores, looks and feels like 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Current I.D. is 1.643, O.D. is 2.475...and I'd love to know that this may have been the problem!
    Its carved from foam just like mine, Harry!

    But apparently of a pre-2008 "Nitrophyl" formula.

    Looks like Greer's was marketing Competition Distributing's (shown to the right of one of my mine)

    Anybody want to guess why mine is shorter?

    ....Cotten
    PS: I measure swelling by the outside diameter, as shown in the last pic. Most brands start out about 2.365"; The mouths of Linkert bowls are ~2.410"
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    ...not really, it's more like a hard foam where you can see the pores, looks and feels like 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Current I.D. is 1.643, O.D. is 2.475...and I'd love to know that this may have been the problem!

    Can't you weigh it to see if it's bad? If it weighs more than Cotten's floats he sells, I would replace it.
    "When in doubt, through it out." (Unknown)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan View Post
    Can't you weigh it to see if it's bad? If it weighs more than Cotten's floats he sells, I would replace it.
    "When in doubt, through it out." (Unknown)
    It gets complicated, Ryan!

    When they get bloated, they are actually lighter in proportion to their increased volume. But the issue isn't just change in 'buoyancy' (mass divided by volume?), because getting fat hangs them up.

    The float in my post #61 was about three times too heavy new, even though it is advertised as 'Nitrophyl', which is why I asked.
    The Competition Distributing float was "close enough", for most folks.

    Duckies are their proper weight and buoyancy, heavier than mine only because they are denser. The real problem for any decent float is modern fuels.

    ....Cotten
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