Looking for a SWAN A-1-F part

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Looking for a SWAN A-1-F part

Post by Scott_Conger » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:18 pm

I need to fabricate the aluminum "stick" (for lack of a better word) on a SWAN A-1-F carb. This is a lever that goes through the throttle shaft assembly and allows the driver to temporarily enrich the low/intermediate/high speeds on the car. I can make one from pictures, but if someone has a complete carb and would make a couple of measurements for me, it would be appreciated.

Thank you.

The lever was either potmetal (likely by the way the remains crumbled) or aluminum, as my carb is in great shape, but the lever is simply crumbled stubs where it sticks out of the throttle assembly. There are not a lot of these carbs, I don't think, and many are missing the lever, and sometimes the entire enrichment assembly when you find them, so I realize this is is likely a wild-goose chase, but thanks for looking.

This photo was taken from internet - It is not an A-1-F, but extremely similar...here is an example of an intact part, circled in red:
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Re: Looking for a SWAN A-1-F part

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:16 pm

Bumped once and only once to see if I can elicit a helpful response.

Otherwise, now headed to the electronic dust bin.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Looking for a SWAN A-1-F part

Post by Dave S » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:52 pm

I have an A1F on a Swan manifold. Its the reverse of the one that you pictured with the intake flange reversed as well. The lever that you circled appears to be brass or bronze. I could loan it to you if that would help.


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Re: Looking for a SWAN A-1-F part

Post by Scott_Conger » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:05 pm

Dave

that is interesting on the brass/bronze appearance. I've found 3 pix of these and 2 of the 3 are broken off and crumbled like mine and one guy said his remains look like pot metal (as does mine). I wonder if they upgraded or if your part is a replacement? Doesn't matter but is interesting and am glad for your description.

I appreciate your offer VERY much and do not take it lightly. As I am not at a point of restoring this thing and because of that do not know how much of it may be buried within the carb, (what it would take to liberate the actual part), I think it would be prudent for me just to know that yours exists and at such time as I delve into this thing, I may be very much inclined to take you up on your offer (if you're still inclined)!

The picture I posted is not of mine, but an A-2 which still had the part intact. My carb is as your description mentions it being...

Many thanks for the contact...I am guessing these things are pretty uncommon? Mine is the first I've ever seen in real life...
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Re: Looking for a SWAN A-1-F part

Post by Dave S » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:08 pm

Hi Scott I don't think that piece would be hard to liberate and wouldn't even upset the rich/lean adjustment. My carburetor has never been used. I found another Swan carb. This one is on a model T manifold and is identified as Swan no.534-B It was made by Yale and Towne in Conn. The A1F was made in Cleveland. Maybe only Stan knows about that one.


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Re: Looking for a SWAN A-1-F part

Post by Scott_Conger » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:44 pm

Hi Dave

thanks

I've sent you two emails...it did come apart very easily.
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