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What carburettor?

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engine Code

Post  piston 197 on Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:47 pm

597 coded engines were 9D 122 cc units issued to FB for fitment in the model 51 Merlin up to 1948 and were a post war version , as you say these may have been supplied to Sweden in 98cc form to suit local regulations, but all UK supplied ones were 122cc.
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Re: What carburettor?

Post  Swede on Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:04 pm





The manifold doesn't look as its been made in the garage by an amateur, or...? Do you recognize it from another model or year? (I moved the carb a little bit, it looks better on the manifold before I moved it, but the carb is a bit bigger than the manifolds 7/8 measure.)
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Post  piston 197 on Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:08 pm

No never seen the Carb or manifold before, but as you say probably a Swedish Carb fitted to what looks to be a genuine Villiers made manifold, not one I have seen before , but possibly correct for the post war 98cc engine as I have never seen one of those over here other than the 1939 version which was fitted in the snipe, the manifold and carb were different to yours .
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Re: What carburettor?

Post  Swede on Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:10 pm

piston 197 wrote:597 coded engines were 9D 122 cc units issued to FB for fitment in the model 51 Merlin up to 1948 and were a post war version , as you say these may have been supplied to Sweden in 98cc form to suit local regulations, but all UK supplied ones were 122cc.
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OK, thanks for all info, you all are very nice and helpful, thanks. A great source of knowledge. Im a "Norton-man", but like FB more and more. Two years ago I promised myself, "Im soon old, so NO more bikes in the workshop!", but now Im thinking of buying one more FB... or two! Shocked
Im bitten by the FB-bug Very Happy
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Re: What carburettor?

Post  Swede on Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:08 am

Hi guys and thanks for all help!

I was very happy yesterday because i bought a restored 125 Villiers motor with correct manifold and carb! It also had an airintake, (but not the original one). It was a Norweigen gentleman (with lots of knowledge of Villiers, among other small bikes) who contacted me.
He came to Sweden to buy a bike in my neighbourhood, we met and I bought the Engine. Very Happy
I normally dont buy restored bikes/engines as I have very bad experience of it, but this time it wasnt that much money (Im used to the "Norton-World") and he was a
very credible gentleman with much experience and knowledge of Villiers.

Very nice. Now Im only missing the airintake. Very Happy

oh, what info can you get out of engine number: BBC269?
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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:59 am

BBC269 ? as Midge Ure sang with ultravox in the song Vienna " it means nothing to me", not a code that appears in any of the listings for UK spec numbers, but may have been an overseas code for a European model ( such as the Tempo Kinnaman in Norway ) but just guessing
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Re: What carburettor?

Post  Swede on Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:35 am

Guess you are right on the spot. Norway or Sweden, probably Sweden because there is as a badge of brass with Swedish text on the Engine.
So, were exported engines given other numbers than Engines produced for Britain?

Can you recommend books about FB? Are there info about numbers in books?
(Just bought a book on amazon called The complete story by A Gent).
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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:25 pm

You have bought just about the most comprehensive book on the FB ,Arthur took over the club library from me and took it on beyond where I could go ! There is a down loadable book from John Woods with engine types and serial Numbers, specifications etc that is useful and a book of the Villiers engine by Jack Sizer, this is probably out of print now and was only a loose bound book , but very useful .
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Re: What carburettor?

Post  Swede on Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:19 pm

Thank you!
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