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linkert question

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Post by 65eglide » Wed May 15, 2013 12:47 am

Last year after rebuilding my linkert it came with a rubber tipped float valve, are these tips removable and meant to be replaced when worn?
Mine almost falls out and I believe it's whats causing fuel to run out of the carb
checked the float and re-adjusted that seems to be fine.
So much fuel is running out of it, none is getting to the motor
funny but when i took it apart is was intact right where it should be



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Re: linkert question

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Post by Cotten » Wed May 15, 2013 1:52 pm

65eglide!

Even when they do not come unglued or disintegrate,
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or were not ground true to begin with,
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Many "rubber" (supposedly viton, but not...) tips swell in modern fuels.
VITON.jpg
Nearly all suppliers should be able to offer you a floatvalve with a proper metal needle.
There are several decent ones on the market.

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Re: linkert question

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Post by 65eglide » Wed May 15, 2013 8:23 pm

ok thanks , was hoping I could get one all metal

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Re: linkert question

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Post by George Greer » Wed May 15, 2013 9:39 pm

Contact Kurt Riffe at 45 Parts Depot..

Kurt or Wendy will hook you up.

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Re: linkert question

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Post by 65eglide » Wed May 15, 2013 11:56 pm

ok, thanks
went thru some of my parts boxes and found the original float valve with steel tip
looks ok, think I'll just replace it, with the one from the rebuild kit

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Re: linkert question

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Post by Mr.Big » Thu May 16, 2013 2:40 am

The needle on the left (like above) is junk. Not sure who makes them. The Viton tipped on the right is sold by Starklite and they work very well.

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Re: linkert question

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Post by Cotten » Thu May 16, 2013 6:01 pm

Mr. Big!

My sample of Starklite's needle has done well in my tests so far.
Its quality of production is much better than the other.

But I must ask somewhat philosophically:
If the problematic variable is the ever-changing digestive fuels,
why give them any food at all?

Even in the absence of P4gas, isn't anything soft going to be shorter lived than metal?

And even when worn (if that is not a mateing procedure itself), do they not operated "open" for the most part?

If drooling while parked occurs,... somebody did not close their petcock.
(Or the petcock needs to be dressed, as so many do.)

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Re: linkert question

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Post by Mr.Big » Fri May 17, 2013 2:04 pm

Cotten!

I can only report my limited results and so far no problems and that's on both carbs I've used them on.

Another benefit that I've found is if the fuel shutoff is a tad marginal and weeps enough to cause the bowl to overflow (which a lot are) I have found that by switching to the Starklite unit from the steel has helped with fuel overflow. Not a perfect fix for the root problem but it seems the better seal can help in some situations.

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Re: linkert question

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Post by Cotten » Fri May 17, 2013 2:55 pm

Mr. Big!

Its a five minute lathe operation to re-cut your petcock tip, and give it another lifetime.

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