Please id these carb parts

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Please id these carb parts

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Post by 1950Panhead » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:06 pm

Fuel valve on left is three sided and larger then round valve on right.
What years are these from?
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Re: Please id these carb parts

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Post by Cotten » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:24 pm

1950Panhead!

My assumption, based entirely upon Parts Book changes in the lever and float, is that the round needle was introduced in 1950.

The nickel on the other valve appears up through '41 issues, and possibly as late as '42 on some models, if they were lost at the bottom of the bin.

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Post by 1950Panhead » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:45 pm

Cotten!
My parts book ...
27381-33 (33-54) float lever, all carbs except M54, M61
27381-50 (50-52) float lever, M54, M61
27382-33 (33-54) valve, all carbs.
Have you seen both styles?
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Post by RUBONE » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:44 am

Jerry,
One caution to you about parts books is that if a part was changed but in all ways was able to be retrofitted to earlier units it was often not given a new number but merely continued the old number on the new part.
And Both of those styles are common. I'll look at some of my carbs to see what is on them.
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Post by Cotten » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:17 am

From the fossil record that I have encountered, Folks,

I have never found a Linkert floatlever that wasn't the same as any other if you tweaked it.
So I naturally suspect that some of these Parts Catalog variations are only one of tweak before packaging. And then more tweak is expected.

If anyone can photograph the definitive differences, I shall not only be impressed, but greatfull.
I do not recall having an unmolested M-54 or M-61 ever crossing my benches.

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Re: Please id these carb parts

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:40 am

Cotten wrote:I do not recall having an unmolested M-54 or M-61 ever crossing my benches.....Cotten
or any other Linkert that has been in service and on the road since it was originally installed on the bike. Any rider that has ever tried to keep a bike up and running, and has a junk drawer full of "spare" parts, has done a lot of mix and match. Those parts will interchange with just about any Linkert ever made, and Scheblers too, so there is no telling what has been installed to keep the the bike running.

Life is too short to worry about whether you have a 3-sided or a round needle inside the fuel valve (who can see it anyway?). The bottom line is if the bike starts, and runs, and goes down the road as it should. Good float, good needle, good seat, clean fuel, you're good. ride it!

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Post by Cotten » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:18 pm

But Mike!

I really need to know why these are all different.
panvlv2.jpg
It is pure conjecture on my part to presume the valve change occurred when the -50 float with its taller pivotnut was introduced, and a different bend in the lever was needed.

Honestly, it is only my guess that the -50 float was the Armstrong. I always thought it came a few years later.

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