What kind of carb?

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AlfTGuy
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What kind of carb?

Post by AlfTGuy » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:35 pm

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Carb off 1911 Franklin
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Hi! I've removed this carb from my 1911 Franklin Model M Touring car. What kind is it? There is no manufacturer's name on it, simply "Patented 1912" and "10063" I need to find out how it works, because the float is not attached to anything, and it does not seem to be getting gas. Cannot get the car started. Thanks!

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Re: What kind of carb?

Post by cudaman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:24 pm

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AlfTGuy
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Re: What kind of carb?

Post by AlfTGuy » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:33 pm

Yes, that image helps... rather fuzzy and indistinct, but a similar carb. On mine the fuel enters from the bottom of the bowl. Do you know how the float works, and is it supposed to be attached at the base of that center rod? Or what? Thanks!

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Re: What kind of carb?

Post by cudaman » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:58 am

No, sorry, the above was all I could find when I did a Google search on "1911 Franklin carburetor". :(

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Re: What kind of carb?

Post by AlfTGuy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:47 am

Ok, thanks!

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Re: What kind of carb?

Post by steamnut09 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:28 pm

Franklin used a carburetor of their own manufacture. The float is not attached to the needle valve which passes through the center passage in the float. The valve stem has two "arms" that ride on the top of the float. The arms are attached to the valve stem in a fulcrum type arrangement so that as the float goes up the stem goes down and closes off the gas flow through the seat in the bottom of the carburetor.Please check for gas flowing from the tank to the bottom fitting of the carb before going nuts! Hope this helps

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