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Offline Hapty1

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Douglas Industrial Truck
« on: 01 Feb 2021 at 22:46 »
Hi All,

I am trying to help a old friend out who is restoring a Douglas Industrial Trolley Truck and requires a Carburetor. Is there anyone who can sell me one and is willing to send to Australia. My mate is in his 80's and I just want to help him where I can and we are not rich but want to finish this project. I believe they are a Solex Carby and he has broken off the section where the float bowl attaches to the main body. I know there different then the motorcycle carbies, but just hoping someone has a generator engine etc from the 600cc motor.

Big thanks to anyone willing to help.

Tony.

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #1 on: 01 Feb 2021 at 23:51 »
Something like this ?, from a previous thread here on these engines



Good Luck.

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #2 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 08:37 »
EW-Ron,

That is what I'm after, I do not know how scares they are as I believe there the same on the generators. I live in a remote area in Australia so do not have access to find one here.

Any help that anyone can give me would be appreciated, even another carby that could be adapted or if anyone know how you can weld the alloy there made out of.

Thanks.

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #3 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 16:45 »
Hi Hapty,

I have the majority of a generator set in pieces and definitely have the carb although off the top of my head Iím not sure it is the same as what youíre looking for.
Iíll dig it out later today and photograph it for you.
If it will suit youíre welcome to it - I am in England though!

Regards,

David

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #4 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 17:40 »
Attached are some photos of my generator carb Hapty but I'm afraid it doesn't look as if it's what you need.

Good luck with your search!

David

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #5 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 20:42 »
even another carby that could be adapted or if anyone know how you can weld the alloy there made out of.

It wouldn't be original, but almost any horizontally operating carb could probably be adapted.
Anything off say a wartime M20 or 16H would probably fit the bill. With an adapter ?
Or even an amal concentric at a pinch.

There are welding rods that will work on zinc alloy diecastings/mazac/pot metal.
Lumiweld 2000 is the name that comes to mind.
These are a very low temp melting rod that uses a low gas flame, for welding/soldering zinc.
You have to be very very cautious, too much heat and it all goes 'blob'. The weld area vicinity needs to be really clean too.
If there is a fuel passage through the middle of this, this can be a challenge to keep intact and clear and sealed.

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #6 on: 02 Feb 2021 at 22:37 »
Thanks for all the help and info and I will keep it all in mind. I will keep on the hunt a bit longer for a original and then go the line of adapting a non original if nothing turns up and I'll keep you in mind DJS as I'm happy to pay postage etc to get something for him. he does not use internet so his ability to source something is limited.

Thanks All

Tony

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #7 on: 03 Feb 2021 at 08:06 »
Hi Tony,
              From memory, your carb looks like a Solex, and is very similar to that fitted to just postwar Standard cars. I think you will find that the main carb body and float chamber top are cast in one piece - then the float bowl just bolts up underneath it (with the main jet just a slide fit in the bottom of the main body). If this is the case, it should be possible to repair the main body (as there are no critical drillings across that part of the casting that will affect the carb's performance).

  Regards,
                   Eddie.
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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #8 on: 03 Feb 2021 at 22:38 »
Eddie,

You are correct in what you have said. I will look at some way of welding it if I can not source a replacement.

Tony

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #10 on: 04 Feb 2021 at 21:00 »
The carb is more likely to be zinc based.
Pot metal, mazac, diecast, call it what you will.

But thats exactly the Lumiweld rod I referred to.
Excellent for low temp welding/soldering of zinc based carbs.
Just don't let anything get too hot, or it will all go 'blob'.  !

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Re: Douglas Industrial Truck
« Reply #11 on: 04 Feb 2021 at 22:14 »
Thanks for the info EW-Ron. I will try getting some rods and weld if replacement can not be sourced.