What is the best way to fix this

  1. Jlg

    Jlg Member

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    Yeah I was surprised by the price they said I have ordered some of them rods and they should be here in 2 weeks so I'll see if they work looking at the video they should work
     
  2. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    I reckon they just didn't want the work...£150 is a bit steep I think.

    I was very happy with the brazing so I bought some spare rods just in case. For mine I used MAPP gas which burns hotter but I think they will work with butane as the melt temp isn't really all that high anyway.
     
  3. Jlg

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    I've got mapp gas one of the other shops wanted £60 a hour and said it would take 4 hours
     
  4. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    Geez...I might buy the Tig machine and ultrasonic cleaner and set myself up.

    I though £40 max!
     
  5. wyn

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    Could you get a bit of aluminium rod for around £3 from b&q or Wickes and make one.
    Thats if the butterfly bit is screwed onto the rod.
     
  6. Jlg

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    I was expecting to go in and pay about £30-35 but at that price I didn't bother
     
  7. Jlg

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    The butterflie is held on with 2 billt in rivets so I couldn't make one I think them rods will work but we'll just have to se
     
  8. Jlg

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    That price of £45 a hour
    was just for welding it they said it was very intricate and would be time consuming
     
  9. Wallace

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    Is the shaft that passes through the choke butterfly steel or the same material as the lever? If it was me I would turn up shaft and fabricate a lever that bolts in. The shaft needs to be pretty accurate to accept the seals.
     
  10. Jlg

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    It is all the same
     
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  13. BarrieJ

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    Sorry if you've already tried it but eBay? My mate bought a replacement new carb for an SS50 off eBay for about £20, worked fine. Is the SS50 basically the same engine as the C50? There's a secondhand C50 carb on there now (15.37 p.m.) with an hour and twenty mins to go, three bids and at £7.00. Best of luck whichever route you go.
     
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  14. Wallace

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    Early C50 had a downdraft carb and the motorcycle versions such as the SS50 & 65 had a sidedraft on a swept manifold. Later stepthrough bikes were sidedraft.
     
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  15. Jlg

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    While waiting for the brazing rods to turn up I phoned a shop where I got my other bits from and they had just finished rebuilding a carb the same as min so I bought it and am going to try to fix my old one when the brazing rods turn up thanks for the help
     
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