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Is this a Kingston 4 ball carburetor?


Is this what is called a 4 ball carburetor? It's all brass and I think it may have been off from a...

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Is this what is called a 4 ball carburetor? It's all brass and I think it may have been off from a Model T.

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Default Re: Is this a Kingston 4 ball carburetor?

You are correct sir. Pull the 4 plugs on top and there should be a ball in each port. Model T was one of its applications.

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maybe a stupid question but what do the balls do
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maybe a stupid question but what do the balls do
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Default Re: Is this a Kingston 4 ball carburetor?

It is a Kingston 4-ball carb, but it may not be for a Model T. What is the center to center dimension between the holes on the mounting flange? Your carb looks quite large in the photo.
Kingston made many different sizes of carbs depending on the application. If yours is a Ford model, it is a 1913-1914 Kingston 4400 Model Y carb. Nice carb!
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Default Re: Is this a Kingston 4 ball carburetor?

That little brass tag on the side should tell you the model. As noted, the T used the model Y carb.
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It is a Kingston 4-ball carb, but it may not be for a Model T. What is the center to center dimension between the holes on the mounting flange? Your carb looks quite large in the photo.
Kingston made many different sizes of carbs depending on the application. If yours is a Ford model, it is a 1913-1914 Kingston 4400 Model Y carb. Nice carb!
The center to center measurement is 2-1/8" on the mounting holes.

All that's on the brass tag is "Kingston" Patent Applied for.

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the meadowbank engine i am restoring also has a 4 ball kingston
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Default Re: Is this a Kingston 4 ball carburetor?

Jim,
2-1/8" C-C is correct for a T. The opening should be about 1-1/16". I have two five ball carbs that measure 2-11/16" C-C and they are way to large for a T. They also had a larger opening (they were probably off a stationary engine). Nice carb, and thanks for the response.
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