I bought a Simmons carb this weekend from a name model A dealer who had a trailer at a flea market. The carb. appeared to be newly rebuilt, the dealer removed the bowl so I could see the in side. He gave me the name of the rebuilder which I recognized.
I paid the asking price which seemed fair.
BUT when I got back to where we are staying in Florida and looked up Simmons on this form I found there is supposed to be a flap in the throat of the carb. I can see where where it goes but it's not there.
Is this a useable carburetor without the flap?
Are the flaps available.
It will be very hard to start, and it won't idle without the flapper. I have one missing it too. Ran great as long as you were moving.
If you are creative enough, you could probably make the flapper for it. I have one, and would consider making the part if I need to (it is a LO-ONG story, but think I may need to make one, figured it out about 40 years ago). One could be made out of brass and J B Weld, or brass and solder.
The flapper does NEED to be properly balance for it to work properly. It NEEDS to be fairly (but not critically) precise. If you can borrow a flapper from someone that has one, it should be fairly easy to make.
I think I finally got all my pieces within six feet of each other. Some day I need to dig it out and try to fix mine.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Would anyone have a picture of the missing flap.
Someone made a run of replacement flaps. Anyone remember who it was? I rebuilt one several years ago with no flap. It did not run right at all until I found another one for parts that had the flap.