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Right Hand - Left Hand Mixers


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Old 03-07-2010, 10:49:13 PM
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Default Right Hand - Left Hand Mixers

When a mixer is described as a LH Fuel Mixer, or a RH..how can you tell which it is by looking at it.
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LH-RH denotes which side of the mixer the fuel line connects.

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Jim,

On a mixer LH & RH stands for which side the Fuel lines is on in relation to what? intake engine side? intake air side? or mixer knob? Three guesses lets see if you get it correct.
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While looking at the mixture knob on a LH Lunkenheimer mixer, the fuel line will be on the LEFT side of the mixer. If this is not clear, I can post a photo as I have one sitting on the desk right now ready to sell.

As to your quiz, John, are there other ways to describe them ?? If so, I have never heard of it. Not trying to be funny.

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From a 1908 Lunkenheimer catalog.

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Default Re: Right Hand - Left Hand Mixers

One can not argue that one, Larry. My 3/4" is marked as LH and is supplied to the left of the mixer needle.

If John has other info, I sure would like to hear of it.

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Default Re: Right Hand - Left Hand Mixers

You got it correct Jim, not that I'm a expert. I figured it out a few years back when I purchased a little marine engine that had a LH Lunk on it with throttle control. The intake on mixer that goes into the engine is not always in the same direction in relationship to the mixer valve. Different on some of the marine mixers.

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