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Looking for a Zenith Carb Part - Idle Jet

Post by 52brezelfenster » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:37 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to get my Sportsman up and running and need the following part. Please let me know if you have a carb core or this part separately.

According to my zenith diagram, it's the "Idle Jet".
Carburetor is a 11168C. It's off of a 1954 KLC.

It's approx 3" long, brass tube on one end, threaded end and jet on the other.

Thank you,
Dustin
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Post by 52brezelfenster » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:36 am

Can anyone assist me on this?

Thanks,
Dustin

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Post by farupp » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:06 am

Dustin, I do not know where you can buy just the idle jet. You may need to buy a used carburetor to get it.

What is wrong with your jet that it needs replacing?
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Post by 52brezelfenster » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:11 am

Thanks Frank for the suggestion, I have looked and called around for another carb, no luck.

When my carb was disassembled for rebuild the base of the idle jet tube was cracked. Also showed signs of previous attempted repairs which were marginal at best.

There's also some repair work to the jet side as well as debris inside that area. It's had a hard life, would like to replace it for piece of mind. I want my boat to run like a champ.

I'm contemplating having a machine shop make a new one. Not the cheapest route for sure.

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Post by farupp » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:31 am

Is there a jet number on the jet or in the manual? It is possible that other Zenith carbs used the same idle jet.

I did a google search for zenith carb repair and came up with:

The Carburetor Shop: http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Carburetor_ID.htm

I have also seen ads in the "Brass Bell." You might also try Van Ness.

Good luck.
Frank Rupp
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283 Flywheel Forward engine

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Post by ChrisBoers65 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:25 pm

I know I had seen these somewhere on the internet:

http://www.antiqueboat.com/content/boatofthemonth.aspx

scroll down to the last picture at the bottom on the left.

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Post by tom king » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:38 pm

Check with Dale Tassel in Mt Dora. He may be able to help.

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Post by 52brezelfenster » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:39 pm

Thank you for the responses, I will look into these options!

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Post by 52brezelfenster » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:28 am

I was able to find the part that I was looking for. Thanks again for the guidance. Carb is back together now.

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