My Maxwell has float problems and it's been suggested that a Model T float might work. Does anyone have dimensions on this NH float that Lang's sells? I called them but they are currently waiting for new stock so can't give me measurements until they restock.
Howard, If your search determines that a Model T carb float will not work in your Maxwell you might look into the nitrophyl material that being sold to replace sinking cork floats. I have purchased mine from Snyders and find it to be easy to machine and have had no problems with it. I recently made several floats for my Wallis tractors which were odd sizes and not available otherwise.
The NH floats are 2 1/2" od. Looks a little less in the picture. The new material floats they sell for the Kingston L2 and Holley G are 2 3/4" and 3" od respectively, if you could make one work.
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Thanks guys, Could I get an exact ID and height? It goes around the venture and is very tight fit. I have the new material but if at all possible would prefer a brass float.
Guys, I just got a float out and it measures bigger than the Model T float so I guess I'm going to have to make one.
Thanks for the pictures, measurements and responses.
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ID on the brass float is 1 3/8". 9/16" high. It is flat across on top for about 5/16" then tapers down at about 45* to the center.
How much bigger is your Maxwell float? I replaced a float in an odd early carburetor using the float out of a '20s Chevrolet Carter carburetor. It is slightly larger than a Holley NH float. Fortunately for me, I had a couple junk Carter carbs that happened to have decent floats inside. There is a place (the Filling Station?) that supplies many parts for early Chevrolets. I have been told they have carburetor floats for the four cylinder '20s cars (but I have not checked with them myself).
Wayne, thanks for that tip, I'll check it out. My float is roughly (hard to measure 100 year old cork accurately! & my only brass float is still in running carb) 2 3/4 in. O.D x 1 5/8 in. I.D. x 11/16 in. high.