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1918 Franklin 9B Touring

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Does anyone have any information on the carburetor used on this vehicle.

I have carburetor, but someone took it apart and i would like a schematic to put it back together.

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The original carburetor, ay least on my former 1917 Franklin 9-A, and possibly on your 1918 9-B was considered troublesome, and was often replaced, typically with a Carter BB Updraft.

I've attached a link

 

http://carbkitsource.com/carbs/tech/Carter/BB-index.html

 

 

Carter BB Updraft Carburetor

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Carter BB1 Updraft Carburetor
Used on Chevrolet COE trucks, Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth cars and marine applications. Also sold by Carter as a service replacement carburetor for earlier updraft models.

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The original carburetor is a Franklin Wilkinson design. You can find drawings on HHFC web site, in the members section.  Search for Carburetor Group.  One such drawing is #23172.

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Just to throw in my two cents,

I've found the original Wilkinson carburetor to be very nicely designed. It works  well, is very efficient and gave me no troubles. I love the adjustable needle valve for you can not only finesse the mixture while running but you can shut off the car that way, and restart it on hot days very easily.

Like a vacuum tank and six volt starter, don't give up on the original equipment.  It works well when properly adjusted.

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