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Post Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:59 am

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Was told that this was what was on my KHK years ago. It is supposed to be an M53 A1 Linkert. Is it ? Pa

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Post Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:41 am

PA,
It will be stamped on the pad on top of the front of the carburetor. I wouldn't buy a bare body as you will play hell finding all the other M53 A1 parts.
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Post Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:30 pm

I have'nt seen the carb up close Chris so I can't identify the numbers. The dude that has it is certain of it's identity though and he is honest as the day is old. I do remember the perty bronze finishes though. Thanks, Pa
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Post Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:26 am

Looks like it has been blasted as original bodies are painted. I would shy away from a bare body.
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Post Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:34 am

Pa!

The setscrew and undrilled lift lever pivot suggests that it is indeed a bombsight; Eric's BOS photos http://www.beautyofspeed.com/gallery/linkert/linkert.htm show all other bombsights to have their R number cast on the side shown in your photo, leaving this one to be a production carb, I would guess. That would seem to narrow it to M53s? I have a pic of a separated M53, but nowhere to post it. It appears to be the same, although there is a wider gap between "Mod" and "M". I cannot read your numbers below that.

I have only held a few of these in my hands, and cannot cite the differences that make an A1, but most parts can be whittled: The HS needle can be trimmed from a common one, and the nozzle isn't difficult if you have one to copy.
All I have on the LS needle is a memory blank.

The venturi is the hard part, even if one comes with it, as they invariably have shrank. They do not appear to be swage-able, easily anyway. (One of our Norwegian forum members had plans to reproduce these, and I requested oversized, or unfinished on the OD, as 1 1/2 models suffer the worst from throttledisc borewear. Alas, my stash of oversize discs are only 9s and 12s. I think the M-53 was a different degree?)

Another hard part might be to find a correct late side bowl, although any should service.

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Post Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:51 pm

Thanks Fella's. Cotten...I will try and get multiple view and much higher resolution photos from him. Pa
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Post Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:28 pm

the # is on the side of the top just like a m74b not on the top center

the bowls not a big problem
the real hard part to find is the correct choke lever/shaft
they are like hens teeth

paul i have a m53A1 i'm getting ready to send to mutt for restore since he has every part needed to do it correctly if you want one thats ready to go
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Post Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:10 pm

gr8 picture too
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Post Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:39 am

I think the M53 has the bombsight but not the M53 A1. At least that's what I've found in the past.
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Post Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:43 am

Thanks Mike,
I wasn't in the market for one. I just was reminising my KHK models carbs with them and trying to dig into me ole personal hard drive for instant replays of the past. I figured I might stir the old memory by asking around and viewing more pics. When Mutt gets her done you will have to post some pics of her. Pa
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Post Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:46 am

your correct eric
if fact stiring a memory is what you did

will do paul
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Post Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:38 pm

Good job Charles !
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Post Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:35 pm

Tremendously good info!

Now we know why we push these buttons...

Many many thanks,

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Post Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:42 pm

i figured you would come out of the woodwork mutt
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Post Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:24 am

Thanks for the info. I have never seen a two piece choke shaft like that. I've had several M53 carbs and all of them had the one piece choke shaft so I had no idea they even existed.
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Post Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:00 pm

nos dc linkert one
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