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    Spotted this on one of the BHR parade bikes, bloke caught me gawking and came and had a nice long chat about it.

    He even gave me some photocopies of articles he had about them.

    There's no float bowl, the needle stays where it is and the emulsion tube slides out the bottom when you twist the throttle.

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    It was a well-thought of racing carburettor.

    Does he find it useable on the road, or is it not on the road?

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    He didn't mention road use, reckoned they were banned from classic racing at one point.

    Says it transformed the bike when he replaced the amal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    He didn't mention road use, reckoned they were banned from classic racing at one point.

    Says it transformed the bike when he replaced the amal.

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    A small bucket and a dwarf is an improvement on amals.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    A small bucket and a dwarf is an improvement on amals.....
    Wasn't that the inspiration for the Wal Philps?

    (I still have one somewhere - I ran a 175 Bantam on methanol through it until the crank snapped)

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    Instructions for one type of Gardner.

    https://www.voc.uk.com/net/gardner.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    Wasn't that the inspiration for the Wal Philps?

    (I still have one somewhere - I ran a 175 Bantam on methanol through it until the crank snapped)
    Something makes me think the Wal Phillips fuel injector predated Gardner carburettors.

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    There's a Gardner on my BiL's Vincent.
    We also had them on the Vincent streamlined a few years back.
    Engine man swears by them , but I suppose if they came free ,he would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Something makes me think the Wal Phillips fuel injector predated Gardner carburettors.
    Sorry crosspurposes. I was likening the Wal Philips to a gnome with a bucket - its a drainpipe you pour fuel down

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