Brass kingston repair

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darryl Bobzin on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 08:45 am:

Bought a nice Kingston carburetor, but was damaged in shipping. The throttle lever was bent down at about a 25 degree angle. Wondering if anyone has straightened one before. Being cast brass, I'm afraid of it breaking. Should I use a little heat on it? Any thoughts..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 08:52 am:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/77053.html?1231267190


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 08:55 am:

Heating it while bending won't work but heating it to a dull red before and letting it cool will anneal it and would be a good idea.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darryl Bobzin on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 01:25 pm:

Thanks for the info. I will anneal it and try to bend it back to shape, although the post office bent it cold.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 03:54 pm:

"...although the post office bent it cold."


You're going to bend it cold too, but after you anneal it. You're annealing it to relieve the stress that the post office put into it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darryl Bobzin on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 05:17 pm:

Yup, Thanks Jerry. I'm on board with it, I was just being funny.


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