Good morning Gents. As I have said before, many Scott spares are nowadays like the proverbial hen’s teeth, so knowing what is a fair price can be difficult. Has anyone seen a Scott Amal carb. (3 stud flange) for sale recently. If so, how much & what condition?
I am seeking to determine the value of a new/old stock Amal 206/151R, bought from Holders, years ago.
I see that Hitchcocks Motorcycles offer “basic” pre-monobloc Amals for £324 & £342 (inc. VAT)
I’ll be interested to see what answers you get David, because as recently discussed on this website, many years ago I bought an unused and boxed Scott/Amal brass-bodied, three-stud fixing carb, complete with twistgrip, air lever, and cables, from a Stafford auction. I still have it, unused, and from recent prices I think it has been much better than money in the bank, although I hasten to add that I didn’t buy it as an ‘investment’ ! There is currently a scruffy Three-Jet Scott-Binks on eBay for £296, but it has been relisted a few times.
Shame, I (well, the bike anyway!) could use a new carb of the correct type, but at those prices I guess we’ll just soldier on with the old one!
Yes, me too. I have a worn out 206/151R on my Flyer which is impossible to keep in tune, but market prices
mean a good original replacement is not an option to me either
I have had several worn-out Scott/Amal carbs rebored and fitted with oversize slides by Martyn Bratby, and always been pleased with the results. He advertises in many of the classic magazines, Old Bike Mart, etc.. The standard slide for the 206/151R is a 6-3. I have found that a 6-3.5 gives slightly better mid-range running with modern petrol. That size was originally made only for Triumph but of course Martyn can supply them on request.
selling all my Scott spares off, see the attached listing and my others
Hi James. I’m sad to see that you have said in the eBay listing that you will not post to the UK, and have said USA only. Anything we can say to change your mind on this ?
I could certainly use that carb. Would you consider sending it to Ottawa?
I have changed the listing to include UK buyers, however the shipping will be higher than the $17 stated
Hello fellow members,
Would James carb be suitable for a 29 squirrel 496cc ?
I have the original binks but it needs parts.
Hi Peter, I presume that you mean a Flying Squirrel and not a Squirrel or Super Squirrel ? That carb would be ideal for a 1929 Flying Squirrel 498 or 596 cc. I have little time for the Three-Jet Binks carb of that era, with nasty Mazak, ‘Monkey Metal’ (zinc alloy) parts like the slide, and also the float chamber top on slightly earlier models. As a result I have dozens of incomplete Binks Three-Jet carbs that I have either rejected or that have arrived here in boxes of oddments over the past 35 years. I think they breed when my back is turned because every time I sneak up on the box there seems to be more of them…
I meant a flying squirrel . Many thanks for your advice.
If anyone here buys that carb, I’d be happy to buy the LH float chamber if not required, or do a deal with my present RH float chamber.
I can get my carb refurb’ed by Kevin Traill but the correct float chamber is harder to come by.
I’d like to think someone could reinvent the Binks as I spent 50 quid trying to rebuild it, all to no avail……
Come on, you can do it.
On the Binks there is no throttle stop adjuster, no primary air mixture adjustment, no choice of slide, and all you can do is change jets, IF you can find any. They are over-sensitive to float height, unlike the Amal, and except for the sake of originality I can see little point in struggling with one…