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  1. Soldering Tips Needed

    Thanks guys, Since I found out this float is available from several suppliers I decided to give it a try even though I haven't done a lot of soldering in the past. I clamped the new float in the vise and put a little pressure on the hinge while heating the end and it popped right off. I then tinned the whole area between the 2 solder spots on the float and the old hinge off my cork float. I put the old hinge on the new float and heated the hinge center with my Weller 325 watt gun and it just melted onto the float in an instant! I wished I had been filming it because it seemed like I really knew what I was doing and turned out perfect! Thanks for all your suggestions, Howard Dennis
  2. Soldering Tips Needed

    Just found something interesting in the parts that came with my Maxwell from it's 1960's unfinished restoration. It was a N.O.S. Carter float in a box marked #21-29S and an online search shows it fits late 20's and 30's brass bowl Carter carburetors. It's an almost perfect match for the cork float in my Maxwell K D Type B on my Maxwell except for the float hinge. Anyone done soldering on these type brass floats? I need to unsolder the original hinge and re-solder my cork float hinge to it. I have a dual heat range older Weller electric soldering gun and wonder if this will work? I'm worried about overheating and opening up a seam and also what type solder do I use. Any ideas or suggestions or tips greatly appreciated. Thanks, Howard Dennis
  3. Wanted: Brass Float for K D Type B Carburetor

    Just found something interesting in the parts that came with my Maxwell from it's 1960's unfinished restoration. It was a N.O.S. Carter float in a box marked #21-29S and an online search shows it fits late 20's and 30's brass bowl Carter carburetors. It's an almost perfect match for the cork float in my Maxwell K D Type B on my Maxwell except for the float hinge. Anyone done soldering on these type brass floats? I need to unsolder the original hinge and re-solder my cork float hinge to it. I have a dual heat range older Weller electric soldering gun and wonder if this will work? I'm worried about overheating and opening up a seam and also what type solder do I use. Any ideas or suggestions or tips greatly appreciated. Thanks, Howard Dennis
  4. Number 12 Screws, Aaarrgh!

    Does anyone know if it is possible to buy wood screws with a larger head diameter? Say like 8's with a 10 diameter head? Howard Dennis
  5. MRCVS, notice the flattened nose on the fitting I sent you, it should be tapered to (I believe) 37 degrees? so it will seal against the inner cone of the copper lines flare as shown in the illustration. You need to get an internal seal because I believe your leak is going through the threads of that barrel fitting you have in between the fuel line and my fitting I sent you. Howard Dennis
  6. Get those clearer pictures yet? I'm still interested in this gauge but worried about it's serviceability as is. Howard Dennis
  7. Maxwell Part Needed

    Gary, Thanks for the offer. I just this afternoon mailed it to a welder who promised he could repair it. I can't prove it by period part numbers or books but by going through all my photo files it appears 1917-1922 used the same wheel at least visually. Does your 1920 and 1922 seem alike? Howard Dennis
  8. Maxwell Part Needed

    Thanks Dave, after failing to generate any responses on a replacement, I just mailed it off to a fellow who offered to weld it so I can't give you any measurements. I may get back to you when I have it in hand again. Howard Dennis
  9. Check post #14, it shows the piano wire and clip that attaches to the bottom of the choke arm on the KD. Howard Dennis
  10. Maxwell Part Needed

    Thanks Gary, appreciate the thoughts and concern. Judging by the lack of response so far I may end up welding it but would really rather not. Howard Dennis
  11. Maxwell Part Needed

    Great week so far! Yesterday diagnosed with bladder cancer and this morning I break my steering wheel spider on my 1917 Maxwell. Anyone know where I can get another? Howard Dennis
  12. Maxwell Part Needed

    Great week so far! Yesterday diagnosed with bladder cancer and this morning I break my steering wheel spider on my 1917 Maxwell. Anyone know where I can get another? Howard Dennis
  13. Any chance of a clearer picture? Howard Dennis
  14. Sent private message but you never read it so I deleted it. Is the needle on the Stewart gauge resting on the peg or is it reading numbers without any vacuum possibly indicating it has been overstressed and might need recalibration? Howard Dennis
  15. Gunsmoke, Thanks a million for taking the time to post this. Sometimes I hesitate to post because I think it's a stupid question or it's already been discussed before. When an answer such as you posted appears it makes it all worthwhile. Thanks, this clears up all the speculation. Since there are examples marked Jarvis and ones like mine with the DPCD 314761A does this number show up in a Chrysler parts book? Howard Dennis