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Title: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: Hartley on June 30, 2006, 05:07:37 PM
Seems that my PORK-LIFT has developed a problem. The Old updraft Carb ( Cast Iron ) has decided to become
difficult after only 40 to 50 years.

Does anyone have an old updraft carb laying around that might be usable. The engine is a continental 6 cylinder gasoline
flatheat in a towmotor forklift. The industrial engine style. Similar to the old dodge flatheads and ones used during WWII
and after.

The snag is that the carb is so crusted up that I can't find numbers on it. Much like the fork lift.
From what I can figure it may be the M270 or M322 Continental engine.

I don't want to spend anything on the fork lift as it is so large and heavy but will pick up about 10,000 lbs
on a cold day before the hydraulic oil warms up. It's too big to haul and has to go on a landoll if moved and
thats way too expensive. I guess it needs a new home too...


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: NCbob on June 30, 2006, 05:15:24 PM
Richard, find a downdraft maniflold (Continental made 'em) and install a downdraft carburetor on the rascal!  No reason you have to be stuck in the middle ages just because of a carburetor.  Call you Continental Distributor! ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Updraft Carburetor for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on June 30, 2006, 06:17:11 PM
Should be lots of Model A ford carbs around. They were updraft for a four cylinder engine.
Richard


Seems that my PORK-LIFT has developed a problem. The Old updraft Carb ( Cast Iron ) has decided to become
difficult after only 40 to 50 years.

Does anyone have an old updraft carb laying around that might be usable. The engine is a continental 6 cylinder gasoline
flatheat in a towmotor forklift. The industrial engine style. Similar to the old dodge flatheads and ones used during WWII
and after.

The snag is that the carb is so crusted up that I can't find numbers on it. Much like the fork lift.
From what I can figure it may be the M270 or M322 Continental engine.

I don't want to spend anything on the fork lift as it is so large and heavy but will pick up about 10,000 lbs
on a cold day before the hydraulic oil warms up. It's too big to haul and has to go on a landoll if moved and
thats way too expensive. I guess it needs a new home too...


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: bruceknee on June 30, 2006, 06:28:46 PM
give Dan a call at 304-422-6491, ask for the parts department. He just got me a new carb for a 4 cyl cont. circa 1956 and it was in stock!


Title: Re: Wanna see what a PORK LIFT is for? Pictures...
Post by: Hartley on June 30, 2006, 07:37:21 PM
Ooops...


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 01, 2006, 03:52:34 AM
Dave,

Your one Crazy Guy!    I mean that...

Now why would you want to lift your bus that high?   I know, because you can.

Nick-


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: FloridaCliff on July 01, 2006, 03:57:45 AM
With it up like that he can grease it without bending over ;D ;D

(Don't try this at home kids)

Cliff


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: bruceknee on July 01, 2006, 06:21:46 AM
I WANT ONE


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: dogfoot on July 01, 2006, 07:23:19 AM
Try  www.smokstak.com     They buy swap and sell everything under the sun for
antique engines, gas and diesel.Excellent board there for Onan parts and info too.
         Dogfoot


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: Len Silva on July 01, 2006, 08:16:26 AM
Dave,

Your one Crazy Guy!    I mean that...

Now why would you want to lift your bus that high?   I know, because you can.

Nick-

Whad'ya mean, crazy.  It looks like it will go a whole lot higher than that.  Now, if you had two of those monsters you would have a bus lift.

Len


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: Hartley on July 01, 2006, 05:58:24 PM
Yeah, It wimped out at trying the back end. old weak hydraulics and engine with no umpffff...

We named it the PORK LIFT as it has always been a real pig to get and keep running. 1/2 hour
to get started and functioning and put air in what tired would hold air, Power steering died probably
20 years ago.

The biggest surprise to date was blowing the main hydraulic lift hose where it passes the drivers foot
on the way from the valves.... I got a bath very quickly.. good thing it missed me and hit the seat pedestal.

20 gallons in about a second.... whooooosh....



Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 01, 2006, 07:01:42 PM
Yea Dave,

I wonder WHY???    LOL...

Nick-


Title: Re: Updraft Carburator for Continental Flathead 6 ? Anyone
Post by: Hartley on July 01, 2006, 08:32:33 PM
Yea Dave,

I wonder WHY???    LOL...

Nick-

Actually I didn't have a load on the forks at the time.... Lucky me... That stuff can cut you in half at full pressure.

 ::)