Active Active   Unanswered Unanswered

Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb

Keeping your powerboat under power is a lot easier with good advice. Post your power systems questions here.

Moderators: Don Ayers, Don Vogt, Al Benton

Post Reply
trebot
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:05 pm
Location: Lexington, Michigan
Contact:

Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb

Post by trebot » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:45 pm

Has anyone converted a KL motor from single updraft Zenith to a single downdraft carb? Thinking could use stock Hercules intake, just flip it over and make adapter to stand carb up straight. Having carb issues and this conversion idea keeps me thinking.

User avatar
drrot
Posts: 1936
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:28 pm
Location: Three Lakes, WI
Contact:

Re: Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb

Post by drrot » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:02 am

I'd check to make sure it would clear the cover.
Jim Staib
www.finewoodboats.com


1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

jfrprops
Posts: 2076
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:41 pm
Location: Powhatan Courthouse Virginia

Re: Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb

Post by jfrprops » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:38 am

if it fits under the cover I would certainly go for it....up draft carbs are a bomb waiting to go off.

John in VA.
1980 Fairchild Scout 30
19?? custom Argentine Runabout 16'
1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

User avatar
drrot
Posts: 1936
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:28 pm
Location: Three Lakes, WI
Contact:

Re: Swap KL Carb to downdraft carb

Post by drrot » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:24 am

Here is a 2 Two barrel set up someone made for an MBL
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Jim Staib
www.finewoodboats.com


1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests