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    Check ebay for a piece of heatshrink tubing.

    Get the right diameter and it'll shrink to fit as well as providing a reasonable seal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crust View Post
    Check ebay for a piece of heatshrink tubing.

    Get the right diameter and it'll shrink to fit as well as providing a reasonable seal.
    Sounds like a good idea to me.



    If you still want a sleeve I can have a go at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crust View Post
    Check ebay for a piece of heatshrink tubing.

    Get the right diameter and it'll shrink to fit as well as providing a reasonable seal.
    That's a possible fix. I have some fairly wide heatshrink tubing (I use it to cover splicing in rope as it holds everything nice and tight) and untreated it is 0.013" thick. I'm not sure how thick it is after heating but could be worth a try. I get mine from chandlers shops but should be available from ebay.

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    Just a thought, but would wrapping the inlet stub with a suitable thin gauge wire work?

    If you wrap it tightly enough (ie keep the coils really hard up against each other) it should seal sufficiently and should also allow for expansion due to heat if it's the right material.

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    In the long run a sleeve would be best. I have dismembered two ally cans...one is .003" and one .015. I might try hammering the thicker one down a bit. heat shrink is worth a try, maybe wire as well. I could always solder it to fix it. I thought a brass shim cut to size could be soldered.
    KHD, I will keep trying, but may well come back to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    There something for mending worn shafts, like a corrugated shim, that I can't quite remember what it's called. I'll think about during the day and see if I can remember more about it. Probably seen in passing in the RS catalogue.

    Probably a Rencol tolerance ring

    http://www.bearings.saint-gobain.com...ce-ring-styles

    ally drinks can for the win IMO. That or black sparky tape.

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    That's the things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    never, never NEVER use squilikon near petrol.....
    Never's a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Never's a long time.
    'Cos it do go all sticky , expand and soft. Then completely blocks the whole damn thing up. Don't ask how I know.

    I have just ordered some 10thou brass shim (5 from a well known auction site) and will try to cut an accurate (ha!) piece and solder it on.
    I will get the plasters ready.

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    I can see problems getting it airtight.

    The heat-shrink idea sounds hopeful, but I don't know how well it stands up to petrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    I can see problems getting it airtight.

    The heat-shrink idea sounds hopeful, but I don't know how well it stands up to petrol.
    A careful fit should be ok, the carb will clamp down, and the amals actually have a neoprene type ring to seal off the stub.

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    Do a helmet cam epic of the results on the road.

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    Its an LE velo, hardly going to be epic!

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    Does it run yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khd View Post
    Does it run yet ?
    Ok, I deserve that.....

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