Just worth a try perhaps? I need a float chamber with the angled fitting as supplied with Scott carbs. If anyone has a spare that they could sell to me to go on a customer’s bike, I would be very grateful. Roger Moss 01664 840215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Brian Mike Wilson bought a Scott and wants to do a bit of hill climbing and sprinting. Now I am well aware that this is not normal use, but I recognise that It gets Scotts seen and publicized which is good for the prestige and popularity of the marque in general. In this case I am building an engine with a new / old stock Holder case and good barrel, flowed with new cranks and one of my heads. To allow the engine to breathe, we do a MK2 Concentric in a party frock, which is a TT style body with a Scott flange in 38, 36, or 34mm choke. Eddie machines these up to our drawings and makes a very nice job, but it is helpful to have a Scott float so the carb can be machined to accept it. In this case a LH would be safest as I guess a RH would foul a mag chain if used. I have had this engine up and down a few times until I was satisfied with it and the rods are shimmed in the pistons which always takes time. It is always good to send out an engine to a good spec that you would be happy to receive yourself, but I have too much work and am trying to cut back so I at least have a bit of time for my projects.
If you can spare a LH float chamber I would be grateful. I do not have many S/h spares but if you need something, just ask and i will look. Roger
Hello Roger, I thought that I had one or two spare float chambers, but I’ve had a look and now remember that I used them to build up a couple of complete carburettors. It is of course quite easy to make a 38 degrees Scott type float chamber out of one that has a different ‘angle of dangle’, cutting through the neck of the banjo, and rejoining it at the correct angle. The only tricky bit is keeping the hole open when brazing or silver soldering the two pieces back together, and in the past I have achieved that by inserting a piece of stainless steel tubing into the joint. 38 degree float chambers are getting very scarce, and we have to resort to desperate measures !