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Gggary's carburetor mod

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mailman, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nicely done! The funs contageous!
    Just happened to have a drawer full of vintage aircraft instrument knobs? I'm guessing you have a very interesting garage. Haha
     
  2. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Thanx, Pete. Well, c'mon down here. Bring a shovel.

    Hey, Mailman. Yeah, depending on who's visiting, it runs from interesting, hoarding, trashpile, junk, museum, hardware-store. Dear ol' dad did a lot of work with science instrumentation. He'd go to the demilitarization junkyards and salvage out all nature of mil-spec parts. He took me with him a couple of times back in the '50s. I was just a kid, but my job was to remove/collect various screws, bolts, nuts, ...etc. Then later, identify the thread types and sort them into bins. Good training for an 8 year old, I guess.

    He had this thing for knobs. Couldn't get enuff of them. This represents about half of the collection.
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    This is the kinda thing he'd salvage out. I think it's from a B-36.
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    So, now I'm curator of this stuff...
     
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  3. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Wow. I got the film Strategic Air Command on DVD for Christmas - great scenes of B36 and B47 flying.
     
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  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Dang I think we have a winner! Wonder if some radio shack type place has similar "panel knobs" without having to scrap a WW2 fighter?
    Go Jimmy Stewart!
     
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  5. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    ....and June Allyson!
     
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  6. the-oz-slider

    the-oz-slider XS650 Addict

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    yup, that's them......and they were free even.....well if you don't include the $100 I paid for the set of carbs they were attached to......
     
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  7. shotgunjoe

    shotgunjoe XS650 Hunter

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  8. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict

    36214B79-E6A3-46D6-A0FB-34476136BE4C.jpeg 9BCDD50F-E92C-45DD-A2EE-2EE774F912FD.jpeg A56CDE75-69E3-4A61-9AAC-99A52B08F23A.jpeg It would seem that when faced with a common problem we arrive at a common solution.
    I copied the knurled wheel of the TX750 and put it on the XS.
    The TX throttle cables were in poor condition so I made some more from cycle brake cables, also added a throttle stop/cruise control so I could add a fast idle until it warmed up.
     
  9. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Yes! the main use of my "cruise control" is as a fast idle.
     
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