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MG MGA - Cleaning Carburettors
|Through my website I have been contacted by a very nice gentleman in Adelaide, Australia who is working to get his car back on the road after a 30 year lay-up. He has owned the car since the late 60s, so it is fairly original I think. He needs lots of information and I have suggested to him to post on this forum. I have asked him to read this post, so we may be hearing from him soon.|
He is currently working on the brakes and wiring. One question he has asked is how to get his very dull carbs back to a clean (sparkling?) condition.
All advice will be welcomed.
|Steve / "Nice gentleman in Adelaide,"|
I bought a grotty pair of carbs (cheap pair of HS6 for an upgrade). I gave them to a mate of my dad's who had a ball bearing tank. After leaving them in there for a while, they came out nicely polished, as it is a gentle polishing method. Not sure how it works, but I think the tank is vibrated and the ball bearings do all the hard work.
Perhaps not "brand new" shiny, but definitiely shiny and more than passable under a close inspection.
So if you can find a fabricator or someone similar who might have a ball bearing tank, that should do the job.
This thread was discussed on 26/03/2009
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