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Old 06-29-2016, 09:51:48 PM
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I just checked... Model A Ford Zenith carb float measures 2 - 1/8 dia X 1 -1/4 high. Brass (made in the USA) repop from Snyder's $16.25

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I would like to thank everyone for their help and input. I spoke with the carb king, his advice will be used with great respect and hopefully good results, I'm just not a fan of his prices or business practices. Jim
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Stick the float under hot water. The air in the float will expand and you will see bubbles from the pinhole. Then just turn the float so the pinhole is on the bottom and the heat will force the gas out. It may take more than one try to get all of the gas out. Put a small drop of solder over the pinhole and you are done.
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...ALLOW THE FLOAT TO COOL COMPLETELY before closing the equilization hole...
Here is a tip I just read about in a 1927 issue of Popular Science. To solder up the final hole, place the float in water so just the hole is above the water surface. The water will act as a heat sink and keep the rest of the float and air inside it cool, so that it doesn't build up pressure and prevent closing the final hole.
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Dusty - my method is to hold the float in the fingers of my left hand while soldering with my right. If I burn my fingers, I didn't have enough heat in the soldering iron.

And while your tip is a good one (albeit somewhat difficult to ballast the float in the water), I have never had an issue using the method above.

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I wonder if they were using torch heated soldering coppers in 1927? They might be bigger and harder to control the heat.
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I wonder if they were using torch heated soldering coppers in 1927? They might be bigger and harder to control the heat.
This is what I still use. The more heat available, the better it works, as the less time is spent with the iron on the float. Roughly 1/2 second is about right.

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The old copper soldering irons came in many sizes - from about 1/4' in diameter to over 2" and 4" long! My grandfather used to solder copper gutters, and had a 10 piece set of irons, and a small iron propane furnace to heat them up. Quite a trick to heat an iron, then run up a ladder and solder a joint in place. I should know - I did it on a huge mansion in Tuxedo Park NY, for a roofer friend, many years ago. It took almost 2 weeks to do the gutters and downspouts. The home had slate roof, and a gypsy roofer broke many slates and ripped the gutters off the home before dis-appearing. My friend had to replace all the slate, and asked me to do the gutterwork. Man was that copper expensive!
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