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Wassell carbs....anybody have any thoughts? #751707
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Thinking of trying a new Wassell carb on my 67 or 68 T100. Wondering if my stock of AMAL main jets will fit and stuff like that. The local Bike dealer has yet to stock them and would be happy to bring one in for me and get a customer response. Price is attractive. I think maybe a complete Wassell carb for little more than the AMAL body alone might be worth a try. Would appreciate any thoughts from anyone who has some experience with the Wassell.

Cheers, Wilf

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Re: Wassell carbs....anybody have any thoughts? [Re: Wilfred] #751772
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They can't be much worse than Amals


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Re: Wassell carbs....anybody have any thoughts? [Re: Wilfred] #751929
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Originally Posted by Andy Higham
They can't be much worse than Amals



Worst problem with the amals is people being ham fisted with them, distorting bodies and float bowls. whilst the slides do wear on the bodies, chromed brass slides have been available for a long time and now anodised slides are also available.


Originally Posted by Wilfred
I think maybe a complete Wassell carb for little more than the Amal body alone might be worth a try.


Burlen (official AMAL) won't supply bodies just on their own so I would be skeptical to beleive that if you did buy an AMAL body, if it was a genuine one or not.

This is BBB's site https://www.britishbikebits.com/624-300-replacement-wassell-carburettor listing wassell carbs, they also state that the jetting should be identical to Amals, however I have also known stories where this isn't true... Possibly a QC issue.


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Re: Wassell carbs....anybody have any thoughts? [Re: Wilfred] #751995
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Allan The dealer I got it from had had it for a while so I think it is a real one and was a left hand one that perhaps no one wanted on it's own. However, I guess one never really knows as I didn't get it in an AMAL box. It was about 150 cdn which is what I can buy a Wassell complete for.

Cheers, Wilf


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Re: Wassell carbs....anybody have any thoughts? [Re: Wilfred] #752036
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I have had Wassals on my T140 for four years now. Nice carbys, no complaints, AMAL parts fit fine. The price is great too.

Re: Wassell carbs....anybody have any thoughts? [Re: Allan Gill] #752272
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Originally Posted by Allan Gill
Possibly a QC issue.

QC at AMAL is not stellar either. I recently ordered two cold-start plungers for Mk2 carbs. One was fine, the other had no notch cut for the handle. Worthless without the notch. I guess they laid off their QC people!??


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Re: Wassell carbs....anybody have any thoughts? [Re: DavidP] #752310
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Originally Posted by DavidP
Originally Posted by Allan Gill
Possibly a QC issue.

QC at AMAL is not stellar either. I recently ordered two cold-start plungers for Mk2 carbs. One was fine, the other had no notch cut for the handle. Worthless without the notch. I guess they laid off their QC people!??



Depends how long they have been on the shelf, and from which supplier.


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