Amongst the spare bits for my J is a sidefloat AMAL
with a (correct ?)(1 1/8" ?) - a larger bore than whats currently on it.
This is the long necked version, to clear the magdyno.
No numbers stamped on it, which is odd (?).
When I assemble it with cobbled up and scrounged bits,
it looks like the fuel level is above the holes in the side of the body,
which would lead to fuel coming out everywhere ?!
Haven't actually tried this yet, but I did observe someone else with the same problem,
and he only resolved that by changing to a different model of carb.
Inspection shows the 'union nut' or collar (arrowed) as the short variety, as listed for this application on Hitchcocks parts lists
Anyone know what trick is required to make this operable, I can see this as a disaster in the making !?
Raising the floatbowl by using the short union nut seems contradictory by making the fuel level too high to operate safely ?
Or were these bodies with the 4 side holes an earlier model, and set up differently somehow ?
Any insights appreciated, someone must have done/conquered this ??