Getting Rust Off of Carburetor

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Getting Rust Off of Carburetor
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Kelsey on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 09:53 am:

I picked up a very rusty Holley Vaporizer at the Bremerton Swap Meet last Saturday. Both the outside and inside, where the float is, need to have the rust removed. The options, as I see it, from my limited experience, are:

1) Wire Wheel - which isn't too effective in removing all of the rust;

2) Sandblast - which may leave little particles throughout the passages that air hose can't blow out and could potentially damage the engine once in use;

3) Muriatic Acid - which I am told never fully leaves the pores of the cast iron, despite a thorough washing with water.

Any recommendations? Thanks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Bourgeois on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 10:12 am:

I am having some really good luck with vinegar.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Fedullo, Milford MI on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 10:13 am:

Dunk it in white vinegar for a few days, then follow up with a dunk in a solution of washing soda and water.

You can also try soaking in "evaporust" which is available at some parts stores.

Joe


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 10:26 am:

I know this is brass and not cast iron but I dipped this in acid for about 1 minute.
https://youtu.be/3NSAJqp7N9g

I have used evaporust and naval jelly (acid) with good results as well. You can also try reverse electrolysis washing - I wrote an article on that once, I'll see if I can find it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 10:35 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 10:42 am:

Here you go..

http://tfoye.com/MTE/itselectric.htm


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