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Kingston Carburetor Rebuild


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Old 09-07-2009, 08:55 PM
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Default Kingston Carburetor Rebuild

Are there any carb shops out there that still rebuild these old kingston carbs and if so can you guys recommend any. I thought about cleaning it up myself because there isnt much to it but there seems to be some excessive wear on the throttle shaft. I dont know how much this will affect the running of the tractor but it is probably an easier fix for someone that rebuilds these. Thanks!!!!!!! Bryan
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:45 PM
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Bryan,
I can tell you where not to send it.
I had a brass Kingston on my 1936 Massey challenger and felt I was slipping behind on the restoration so I sent it south to a place that is "always looking for new buisness".
Before I packed it up and sent it to "gruff" sounding chap that I had confered with on the phone, I looked in the carb to see how it looked. Had a nice brass float, and looked ok so I sent it off.
Came back all polished up real pretty. I hung it from a hook and hooked up a lawn mower tank of gas to it and it filled up and ran out all over the floor. I pulled it apart to see what happened and my original brass float was gone
In its place was a cork float that was in very poor condition
As you can imagine, my return call to confront this person on his sticky fingers did not go well!
Gee.....I wonder why they are "always looking for new buisness"
Hmmmm......maybe no return customers?
Out of respect for Harry and Craig I will not post the name of this disgraceful establishment on Smokstak, But if you PM me I will tell you what a lot of us are learning the hard way.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:54 AM
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Default Re: Kingston Carburetor Rebuild

I have not had a carb rebuilt by this shop, but I have bought kingston kits from them and have been very happy with the completeness and quality of the kits.


http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Tractorkits.htm
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Hummm the "always lookin for new bussiness" guy! He made me mad also.
Darn ole man anyway. 2 year warranty don't mean sqat,can't even warranty 30 days. How can he run a "enterprise" like that. Don L.
[That MO state place,is not the man of topic]
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I dealt with "that" place for years........still will too.

You can do 10,000,000 things RIGHT.......but.......
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Default Re: Kingston Carburetor Rebuild

"That Place" rebuilt the Kingston Carb off my Cletrac W and they did an excellent job. "That Place" has also rebuilt several mags for me--with never a problem. I would not hesitate sending them mag or carb work.
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I may be able to help , I'll send a you a PM

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:27 PM
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Norm Meinert rebuilt a Kingston carb for a friend of mine. He did a first class job on everything. He bored the shaft holes, machined larger shafts, and even had a source for new floats.

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