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Skatrekker
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I have as part of my D1 engine a carb inscribed AL 1462 , no otheer marking except Amal Ltd made in britain on top of float chamber. I do hope it is a bantam one and not off a lawn mower or similar . Please help if you can 

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April 12, 2018 - 5:22 pm
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A photo would help identify it.

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Skatrekker
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A fair point cocorico CIMG2514.JPGCIMG2516.JPGCIMG2517.JPGCIMG2519.JPGCIMG2515.JPG, here are some

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my  book   say   typ  261 ,361  &  d3   523          . cannot   find   a 1462 

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I was incorrectly sold what I reckon was one of these years ago as a D1 carb,told the seller off,haha,and stuck it back on ebay,advertised properly.If I have time I`ll look back and see if I can find the details...Enfield Flying Flea rings a bell,but don`t hold me to that.

If you provide all the measurements,then I can compare details with the carb on a 1962 D1 engine I currently have on the bench.You never know.

Blue

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I sent the photos to the Amal carb suppliers and got this in return

Dear Skatrekker

 

You have a Type 361 carburetter which is correct for a D1 Bantam. The AL1462 is an Amal specification number although I can’t trace it in our records. We can supply some parts which can be seen here.

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Phil Beresford
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Burlen Limited - The SU and AMAL Carburetter Companies
Spitfire House, Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP1 3SA
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Excellent news,they could tell just from photos and no measurements....they know their stuff !

Saves you a lot of mucking about.

I`ll remember that spec number for future reference.

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At least I know what bits to order when the inevitable carb rebuild

happens

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cocorico
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April 14, 2018 - 7:42 am
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Skatrekker said
At least I know what bits to order when the inevitable carb rebuild

happens  

They are very simple carbs, yours appears to be 100% complete, so probably a careful dismantle, clean and reassemble is all you need to do. fingers-crossed

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I think that is a 261 (not a 361), they were fitted to very early D1 Bantams (up to 1950?).

The only difference I know of is the float chamber top, the 261 is threaded and the 361 is fitted with 2 screws.

They are very similar and the parts that Burlen keep should fit either.

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Information in the 'Members' area.

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Amal Settings and Diagrams.

Difficult to tell as the pictures are a little blurred, but can I see another number under the '468' part?

I wonder if this carburettor was fitted to one of the early D1 engines that were produced and exported before complete Bantams were manufactured?

I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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I have found the faint markings 261/001D just prior to the AL 1462 stamp under a layer of dirt. Not helped by someone lightly running a molegrip over it and round the threaded float chamber top. Grrrr

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Have you put Amal right ? 🙂

I`ve used a mikalor hose clamp and oil filter chain wrench to undo those screw-tops.

Blue

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I have had it apart and all seems in order, the slide slides  and the spring springs so hopefullly will work  enought to get it running when we finally assemble the  engine which leads me to another topic.....

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Do we know when in 1950 the 261's were replaced with 361's? I think my engine (26554 YD) left the factory in 1950 and although it is now fitted with a 361 (serial 4586) I would like to know if this is what was originally fitted. Are there records that may reveal this?

Alan

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Our engine no YD 3321 has been Identified as 1949 by the kind dating officer

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Thats good I think all 1949'ers has 261's but I was wondering whether my engine came out of the factory with a 261 or 361.

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Hans Kreuzen is cataloguing  the differences between early consecutive year Rigid D1 Bantams,maybe ask him if he`s covered carbs yet?

Blue

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Good idea. Thanks for the tip.

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Hi I have a 1950 BD1 under restoration , the carb is a 361/8 looks like the one in the photos should have a #75 main jet and a 106 neddle , Amal make a repair kit 

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