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1 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse Mixer Trouble


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Question 1 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse Mixer Trouble

I am helping a friend on a 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse light plate engine and have a question, how do you get the pick up tube out of the mixer? It is the one on the starting tank side (or snuff box as some call it). Thanks for any help!
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Default Re: 1 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse Mixer Trouble

Forgot to add the pic of the mixer.
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Default Re: 1 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse Mixer Trouble

Mike,

Take off the outside valve seat, then you will be able to see into the hole left by removing the that seat. You will see the jet end of the internal pick up tube valve seat. You can then drive it out from that side.

Care must be taken not to disturb the actual needle valve hole by smashing it closed. I would try using some small tubing or maybe a bolt with a hole drilled in the end to punch out the needle valve seat. The valve seat is held in by a friction fit.

The new seat can be reinstalled by first holding the valve seat inside the trapdoor and screwing in the needle valve. Then put the valve seat into the hole and turn it so that the pick up tube is at the bottom of the gasoline chamber and tap on the needle valve untill the valve is somewhat firmly in the hole. I would then remove the needle valve and tap the valve seat home with another tool Tapping on the flange rather than anywhere that might damage the needle valve threads. If it dosn't seat fully remove it and carefully file it down a little untill it will friction seat fully. This is important because if it isn't fully seated the venturi action won't work where the incoming air rushes over the end of the valve seat jet.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures but the first shows where the outside valve seat has been removed and the second shows the inside valve seat with the inside needle valve in position to be tapped back into position.

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Default Re: 1 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse Mixer Trouble

If you have fat fingers it makes it a little more difficult to put it back in. I speak from experence.
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More light again
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Default Re: 1 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse Mixer Trouble

Thanks guys. I think I have it fixed now and am going over to try and see if it will now work. Thanks for the help.
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