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I have an issue with the carb leaking on my Aero, even though the float valve is sealing well. I think its due to the float bowl not being the correct one for the carb, hence the fuel level sits slightly above the top of the needle jet. There are ways to cure this but I would like to know what the correct float bowl should be. The carb is an Amal 4/027 & the float bowl fitted at the moment is 22/023

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Re: Aero 600 Amal carb float bowl part number required
« Reply #1 on: 27 Sep 2019 at 12:43 »
Excuse my ignorance, but what year is the bike? Attached below are some Amal details for 1930, 1933 and 1936 Douglases.

22/023 is the part number for a 1930 tickler?

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Re: Aero 600 Amal carb float bowl part number required
« Reply #2 on: 27 Sep 2019 at 12:58 »
Hi Leon,
thanks for the reply. The bike is 1936. Thats odd about the float chamber number. I'll have another look asap
Edit: Looks like an 8 at the end, not a 3, so its 22/028 which makes more sense, although still the wrong one
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Re: Aero 600 Amal carb float bowl part number required
« Reply #3 on: 27 Sep 2019 at 13:25 »

So for 1936, the carb should be a 74/027, which is probably identical to a 4/027 except alloy rather than brass.

The part number for the correct complete float chamber is 62/079. This is the "standard" "small float chamber" "bottom feed".

The bare fuel bowl for the 62/079 is the 62/025s, but I guess you have the 22/028s which is the same bowl, but top feed. Drawing attached.

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Re: Aero 600 Amal carb float bowl part number required
« Reply #4 on: 27 Sep 2019 at 13:27 »
Woops - messages crossed.

What you have is pretty close to the correct hardware, so just some adjustment of the fuel level?

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Re: Aero 600 Amal carb float bowl part number required
« Reply #5 on: 27 Sep 2019 at 13:42 »
Thats good information Leon, thankyou for taking time to research.
Now I know its something close I'll get on with sorting it.
I did try moving the float down slightly, which cured the dribbling, but at the same time made it impossible to "tickle", as the tickler plunger then didn't contact the float.
I should be able to build up some solder on the end of the plunger though which should sort that out

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Re: Aero 600 Amal carb float bowl part number required
« Reply #6 on: 27 Sep 2019 at 15:39 »
Can you not lower the float chamber a little by fitting 2 washers between the bottom nut and the float chamber?

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Re: Aero 600 Amal carb float bowl part number required
« Reply #7 on: 27 Sep 2019 at 19:52 »
Eddie, thats a brilliant idea, I'll try that out tonight

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Re: Aero 600 Amal carb float bowl part number required
« Reply #8 on: 02 Oct 2019 at 21:02 »
Couldn't lower it much as there wasn't much thread to play with. Checked the float needle & it was a little on the short side. Fitted a new needle today & had a ride out to Ironbridge to test. All is well

 

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