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Post by 2thread » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:05 am

Hi Guys still new to posting .
Ethanol in fuels of the day have made floats swell and stick in the bowl, fuel line rubber sleeves dissolve.
I'm trying to install a new "Rubber Ducky" float in my Linkert M-74B carb.
Anybody out there have any idea of what adhesive to use to lock anchor screw and float pivot leaver to the float at the 1/16" offset, like the "OEM" floats were made, that is not effected by Ethanol fuels?
Any help would appreciated.

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Post by blewcrab » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:02 pm

try using a small ss lock washer ….worked for me

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Post by Andygears » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:20 pm

I believe either Kiwi or Stark (Indian suppliers) sell the good floats with the arm installed and glued in place. One less thing to mess with. My Indian guy, Tom, told me this.


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Post by kfelt » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:28 pm

I use "Seal-All". Others may say not but every time I disassemble something I use it on, like the screw you mentioned, it is not affected by gas.

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Post by 2thread » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 am

Thanks for the info, It helps me out.
I had no clue where to look.
I'll do some investigation of where to purchase.
Thanks again

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Post by FL54 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:22 pm

Maybe I'm lucky to live where non ethanol fuel is readily available but that's what I run in the bikes and never had a problem.

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Post by Excalibur » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:30 pm

I like this guys' approach in dealing with the ethanol problem That's my kind of solution. Check out the guys '27 Indian.

By the way, I used Loctite Blue but with ethanol-free gas. Looking at this Technical Data Sheet, it has good resistance with a variety of solvents including pure ethanol, E85 and unleaded. I think I heard it wasn't suited to US gas??

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Post by bangkokbob » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:40 am

I used Tom Cottens Liberty float 6 years ago and have not touched it since.
Screws bite hard to the float.
Regards B.B.

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Post by Redspanheads » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:00 pm

I haven’t seen Tom Cotton post on here lately. Can you still get floats from him? If so where? Thanks.

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