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Post by steamman on Thu Feb 14 2019, 16:24

Hi, I have bought a recently a 1948 Wolesley WD2 and I am having problems with the carb flooding, I have dismantled the carb and found out somebody has bodged the float, they have soldered two wires on the float to grip the valve stem but the float is slipping up the stem which is causing the problem with the flooding. Does anybody know where I can buy a new float from, I have tried the Amal web site but they don't have them for this type of Amal carb.
Thanks, Bernard.
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Post by Keith-PU8 on Thu Feb 14 2019, 17:29

Give us a size, and I may have one, they may even be the two wire ones, if it's the right size, usually they have a notch in the stem, no notch?
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Post by Woodsman on Fri Feb 15 2019, 09:20


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Post by steamman on Fri Feb 15 2019, 11:56

Keith-PU8 wrote:Give us a size, and I may have one, they may even be the two wire ones, if it's the right size, usually they have a notch in the stem, no notch?
Hi Keith, thanks for the reply, the valve stem does have a notch in it but the wires that have been soldered on are that thin they are worse than useless, I will take the float out at the weekend and send you the sizes.
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Post by steamman on Fri Feb 15 2019, 15:12

steamman wrote:
Keith-PU8 wrote:Give us a size, and I may have one, they may even be the two wire ones, if it's the right size, usually they have a notch in the stem, no notch?
Hi Keith, thanks for the reply, the valve stem does have a notch in it but the wires that have been soldered on are that thin they are worse than useless, the float is 1.250" dia. x 1.265" height with a .074" dia. bore.
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Post by Woodsman on Fri Feb 15 2019, 17:30

Hi Bernard,

The post I mentioned above shows how to replace the wires. It's not terribly difficult.

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Post by Foden on Fri Feb 15 2019, 21:49

All the Wolseley WD's I have encountered have had the two soldered wires on the float, they are often broken at one end. Some have had several grooves in the needle to adjust the float level.

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Post by Keith-PU8 on Fri Feb 15 2019, 23:06

Seems to be the same as the Amal floats I have, the two types I have come across in the past are.

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