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Sabre

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Carb re sleeve
« on: 05 May, 2024, 06:21:16 »
Anyone have any recommendations on where to get a Amal carburettor re sleeved.
Thanks in advance.

Sabre

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #1 on: 05 May, 2024, 10:13:16 »
Anyone no what diameter the throttle slide should be on a type 76 Amal carb ?.

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #2 on: 05 May, 2024, 12:17:50 »
Try Martin Bratby   0777 2169 524
Knows his stuff and how to refurb carbs
He even had parts for my 1920s amac
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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #3 on: 05 May, 2024, 12:32:14 »
The slide is 1 3/16" diameter.

Sabre

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #4 on: 05 May, 2024, 16:19:34 »
Ok thanks all I may be able to get away with just a new throttle slide hopefully.

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #5 on: 05 May, 2024, 16:23:39 »
Mr Bratby no longer does this work, so I've been told.

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #6 on: 05 May, 2024, 17:50:40 »
Martyn has had serious health issues which have curtailed his carb refurb business.  Ron

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #7 on: 06 May, 2024, 09:50:55 »
Regarding the throttle slide, I've noticed that you can buy copies of Amal made slides at a much lower price; does anyone know if they're any good or if it's better to opt for an original Amal made slide ?.

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #8 on: 06 May, 2024, 12:13:06 »
You can probably buy one from India, cast in the sand by a bare foot wallah......But why would you risk it? Ron

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #9 on: 06 May, 2024, 16:18:31 »
Yep, buy cheap, get cheap.

Sabre

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #10 on: 06 May, 2024, 17:44:59 »
Yes, you're probably right, the cheaper slide I was looking at is sold by Hitchckocks motorcycles.

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #11 on: 07 May, 2024, 05:09:11 »
As far as I know, Hitchcock's only sell genuine Amal carbs and parts. They are one of the best firms to deal with. I buy all my Amal parts from them, Usually a bit cheaper than Burlen Fuels (Amal Carbs Ltd)  Ron

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #12 on: 07 May, 2024, 08:07:45 »
Well the throttle slides listed for the 76/276 carbs are definitely marked as reproduction.

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #13 on: 07 May, 2024, 09:20:20 »
Yes I see what you mean. That's a new one on me. I guess Alan is getting them made elsewhere to combat the high Amal price. An email to Hitchcock's to validate the quality won't hurt. Ron

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Re: Carb re sleeve
« Reply #14 on: 08 May, 2024, 06:45:49 »
Yes, I emailed Hitchcocks and apparently they've had them made locally for 30 years, with quality equal to Amal's, and like you say Ron Amal's price was a determining factor in getting them made.